Chilean authorities Friday inaugurated the South American country's first high-speed train service. The convoy, which has four cars and can accommodate 236 passengers, links connects Santiago with Curicó in two hours and three minutes at a maximum speed of 160 km/h. Curicó is a rich agricultural production area known for its wine cellars.
Two people were killed at Santiago de Chile's Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport Wednesday when a commando-style group tried to rob an armored vehicle carrying over US$ 32 million straight from the tarmac.
Riots and looting were reported Sunday in Santiago during demonstrations marking another anniversary of the coup d'état that in 1973 toppled then-President Salvador Allende and started the military dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet which lasted until 1990.
Riots rocked the Chilean capital city of Santiago as protesters demanded justice for slain reporter Francisca Sandoval, who died recently after being fatally shot while covering the May 1 Labor Day demonstrations.
A TV reporter was among the three people wounded in Santiago during incidents involving law enforcement officers (Carabineros), armed street merchants, and hooded looters during a Labor Day demonstration by unionist groups.
Local authorities in the Chilean capital have announced a water-rationing program to cope with shortages stemming from 13-year-old droughts, it was announced Monday in Santiago.
Effective March 27, Dutch carrier KLM will drop its nonstop route between Amsterdam and Santiago de Chile but will continue to serve that destination from Buenos Aires.
Chilean president Gabriel Boric has called on Metropolitan Santiago residents to make rational use of drinking water, since the situation is extremely serious, following several years of drought and or insufficient rainfall.
The Falkland Islands Government (FIG) can confirm that it intends to charter a flight to Chile from the Falkland Islands on Saturday 19 March 2022, returning Saturday 9 April 2022. The flight will only stop in both Punta Arenas and Santiago on the outbound and return journeys.
In addition to having staged one of the most prolific anti-COVID-19 vaccination campaigns on humans, Chile now intends to expand that achievement onto other living beings after three lions, three tigers, three pumas, and an orangutan have been injected at Santiago's Buin Zoo.