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Francis shocked Chileans and deeply offended the three whistleblowers when, during his trip to Chile in January, he said their accusations against Barros were “calumny.” He demanded proof and said he was convinced Barros was innocent. The three men were victims of Chile's most notorious predator, ...
SANTIAGO – Chilean Environment Minister Marcela Cubillos says she will propose legislation to ban the use of plastic shopping bags to reduce waste. “Currently, more than 55 towns have established regulations for the use or distribution of plastic bags, from a voluntary perspective. Through a general ...

Chinese authorities intervened this week in favour of Tianqi's attempt to grab a 32% interest in Chile's Chemical and Mining Society (SQM), the world's second largest lithium producer, saying that any efforts to block the $5 billion deal could “leave negative influences.” According to Chilean newspaper El ...
In late March, Bank Itau and state-owned bank Banco del Estado de Chile informed exchange Buda.com that its account would be closed. Eight other banks in the country also dropped crypto exchanges without explanation around the same time. This prompted Buda.com to sue all 10 institutions for "the ...
Altiplano Minerals (TSXV:APN) has reported progress in its exploration of the historic Farellon copper-gold Mine near La Serena, Chile, including a shift toward identification of new mineralized vein material. As quoted in the press release: Chief executive officer of Altiplano John Williamson said “the ...
The Federacion De Futbol De Chile announced that they have scheduled two games against the United States, to be played in the FIFA window on August 31 and September 4, which is Labor Day Weekend in the US. The location of both matches is still to be determined. According to the federation's press ...

SANTIAGO – The union of cabin workers for LAN Express, a subsidiary of Chile-based LATAM Airlines group, unilaterally said on Thursday that they would revert back to previous working conditions after 17 days of strike that had led to the cancellation of 2,000 flights. The 1,000-member union, which had ...
Chilean banks have closed the accounts of three cryptocurrency exchanges, dealing a blow to the country's budding digital currency industry. BancoEstado notified popular local crypto platform Orionx on March 29 that it would close its checking account within 10 days, according to a letter seen by Citywire ...
That leg finishes at Rhode Island in the United States. The Advertiser understands the crew is leaning towards continuing the race in memory of Mr Fisher, but no decisions have been made. If they do they go on, the crew must sail from Chile to Brazil and cover more than 4800km. “It's still quite a mission to ...
SANTIAGO – The 20th Air and Space Fair (Fidae), the most important aviation event in Latin America, has kicked off in Chile with a participation of more than 50 exhibitors and about 120 civil and military aircraft. FIDAE, a biennial international air show held in Santiago, Chile, is the largest aerospace and ...
When a country is more than 2,600 miles long, as Chile is, it can include a stunning variety of landscapes. At its southern end are the soaring snow-covered peaks of Patagonia. Near the center of its coastline, you'll find ancient rain forests lush with ferns, bamboo, and both deciduous and evergreen trees ...
River guides from Rutas Pachamama kayak tours take a group out into the Patagonia National Park in Chile. The park is the brainchild of Kristine McDivitt Tompkins and her late husband, Douglas, who founded The North Face and Esprit clothing companies, and starting in 1991, put $345 million — much of ...
The event will take place at Movistar Arena in Santiago and is the promotion's first trip to Chile. Ponzinibbio (26-3), of Argentina, is on a six-fight win streak. The 31-year-old has finished three of those by knockout, including a first-round stoppage over Gunnar Nelson last June. Usman (12-1) is 7-0 in the UFC. The former ...
The winery follows a similar process with red chiles to make a smokier, spicier wine. Though they also remove the peppers, vintners add red chile puree to enhance the flavor. While it's not quite as popular as the green variety, Hatch Red Chile Wine does have its fans who enjoy pairing it with chocolate ...
Researchers think they've solved the long-standing mystery around a tiny mummified skeleton found in Chile. Despite the size of the 15cm-long foetus, initial tests had suggested it was a child aged six to eight years old. The skeleton's odd features and advanced bone development had sparked speculation ...
Born in Peru, Puelles went 3-0 in unofficial bouts during the reality show, and returns to action almost a year after an injury forced him out of a fight with Sage Northcutt. The UFC has yet to announce which fight will headline the company's Fight Night card in Chile. The event will take place at the Movistar ...
Today is World Water Day, in celebration of a common good that human societies have long understood as synonymous with life. Despite their vital importance for our ecosystems, watersheds around the world remain under threat from resource exploitation. Last week, as Chile's conservative leader ...

In Latin America, Chile is renowned for its mature financial system and yet, while the system is fully fledged in terms of size and credit penetration, the products and the regulation are not particularly sophisticated. However, this landscape is changing and the adoption of Basel III requirements, as proposed ...
The Atacama skeleton, or Ata, named after the Chilean desert where the remains were found, has 10 pairs of ribs. The average person has 12. Ata's skull narrows to a ridged peak. Her bones are as calcified as those of a child between the ages of 6 and 8. Yet her skeleton's apparent age is at odds with her ...
Chile's President Sebastian Pinera, accompanied by Justice Minister Hernan Larrain, talks to the media after watching a live broadcast of the hearings at the World Court in The Hague, the Netherlands, at the government house in Santiago, Chile March 22, 2018. Alex Ibanez/Chilean Presidency/Handout ...
The honey is produced by a women's coalition of beekeepers in Chile who are paid more than average wages. Each variety has a unique flavor, based on where the bees have been. The effect is similar to the way the land and weather determine the quality of wine grapes. Marina Marchese, a beekeeper ...
SANTIAGO – Claudio Bravo has withdrawn from the Chile squad after the national setup turned down his request to use a specific goalkeeping coach. The Manchester City goalkeeper was in the squad named by new Roja coach Reinaldo Rueda to play friendlies in Sweden and Denmark next week.
ZAGREB, March 18, 2018 - During her official visit to Chile, Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović visited the southernmost city of Punta Arenas where she met with the Governor of Magallanes Province and the Chilean Antarctic Territory, Christian Matheson Villan, representatives of the Croatian ...
SANTIAGO – Chileans are the happiest among all their bordering nations, a 2018 United Nations report on happiness has revealed. The UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network's annual survey report ranked Chile on the 25th spot among 156 countries. The ranking was based on six indicators: ...
Former Chilean dictator Gen. Augusto Pinochet, in a 1996 photo, at a ceremony marking the 10th anniversary of an attempt on his life in which five of his bodyguards were killed. (Santiago Llanquin / AP). The two Chilean ex-fugitives linked to an alleged Mexican kidnap ring count among the scattered ...
The iShares MSCI Chile ETF (cboe:ECH) is up a lackluster 3 percent year-to-date — "lackluster" because the lone exchange traded fund dedicated to Chilean equities is trailing the MSCI Emerging Markets Index by more than 200 basis points. That is after ECH gained 41.8 percent in 2017, outpacing the ...
SANTIAGO – Minera Salar Blanco (MSB), the joint-venture company that operates the Maricunga project, has announced it received authorization from the Chilean Nuclear Commission (CCHEN) to extract, produce and market lithium products from the Maricunga salar. The MSB is owned by Bearing ...
Pearl Jam held their first proper concert since August 2016 last night at Movistar Arena in Santiago, Chile. The South American audience saw the band's live debut of their just-released new single “Can't Deny Me” as well as a tribute to late Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell. Tuesday night's concert ...
... ALADI, 12 Latin American central banks are a part of the agreement, which facilitates and monitors payments between member countries. In November, Venezuela held a meeting with countries it is indebted to with the United States, Panama, the United Kingdom, Portugal, Colombia, Chile, Argentina, ...
Chile's Finance Minister Felipe Larrain and Central Bank President Mario Marcel shake hands at the Finance Ministry building in Santiago, Chile March 14 ... SANTIAGO (Reuters) - A Pinera administration plan to simplify Chile's tax code will have no impact on overall tax revenue in Chile, Finance Minister ...
Our state's newest license plate is getting some national recognition. “The Chile Capital of World Plate” won the 2017 America's Best License Plate Award. Advertisement. The plates were released in July. Since then, the Motor Vehicle Department has issued nearly 140,000 of them. This is the second time ...
GUADALAJARA, Mexico — Four years after the inaugural Premios Platino, where he took home the best picture award with “Gloria,” Chile's Sebastian Lelio may again snag some top prizes with nine Platino nominations for his foreign language Oscar-winning “A Fantastic Woman.” It's the first ...
Discovered in the 1960s, the Cuevas de Anzota are located in the Arica province of northern Chile and have been free and open to the public since. The surrounding area had been rebooted to encourage tourism to the area and the visitors have indeed visited, flocking to see the depictions of animals and ...
Chile: Conservative Pinera sworn in for second term as president. The billionaire has vowed to revive an economy that has slumped under outgoing center-left leader Michelle Bachelet. by Lucia Newman. 12 Mar 2018 09:52 GMT. Conservative billionaire Sebastian Pinera has been sworn in as Chile's president for the ...
The retired archbishop of Santiago is trying to deflect criticism for Pope Francis's troubled trip to Chile in January, blaming everything from the summer weather to an “absentee” spokesman for the lower-than-expected turnout and negative press coverage during the visit. Cardinal Javier Errazuriz, a top ...
Bolivia has deployed an unusual weapon in a maritime dispute with Chile - a colossal flag stretching about 200 km (124 miles). Bolivia wants to recover access to the Pacific Ocean, which it lost to Chile in a 19th Century war. It is due to take its demand to the International Court of Justice later this month.
SANTIAGO, Chile — For the third time in 12 years, Chile's two towering political figures will trade the powers of the presidency. The socialist leader Michelle Bachelet made history in 2006 by becoming first woman elected president in Chile. But four years later, voters went in the opposite direction, choosing ...
Bolivia has deployed an unusual weapon in a maritime dispute with Chile - a colossal flag stretching about 200 km (124 miles). Bolivia wants to recover access to the Pacific Ocean, which it lost to Chile in a 19th Century war. It is due to take its demand to the International Court of Justice later this month.
Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar will lead the U.S. delegation attending the inauguration of Chile's next president on Sunday, the White House says. Azar, who was confirmed as the Trump administration's new health chief in January, will lead a delegation to the ceremony where ...
One of the top Latin American prospects in the UFC won't be fighting in the organization's debut event in Chile. Due to a minor injury, Marlon Vera has been forced to withdraw from the UFC's first trip to a South American country outside of Brazil. According to Vera, the UFC planned on having him on the ...
SANTIAGO – A Turkey's development agency has renovated a primary school and a mosque in Chile's capital Santiago. The renovation work was instructed by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the Mustafa Kemal Ataturk Primary School during his visit to the Latin American country in 2016, ...
VATICAN CITY - The retired archbishop of Santiago is trying to deflect criticism for Pope Francis's troubled trip to Chile in January, blaming everything from the summer weather to an “absentee” spokesman for the lower-than-expected turnout and negative press coverage during the visit. Cardinal Javier ...
Chile has created a new law protecting the waters along its 6,400km (4,000 mile) coastline. The outgoing president, Michele Bachelet, signed the decree, which creates nine marine reserves. President Bachelet, who is ending her term of office this week, said that Chile needed to establish the basis on ...
Chile has the world's largest and cheapest lithium resources on the giant Salar de Atacama Andean salt flat. But the government had hamstrung miners with an archaic law defining lithium as a strategic resource. As a result, it ceded production leadership to Australia, whose metal is pricier to extract, but ...
SANTIAGO – Trade ministers from 11 Pacific Rim countries Thursday signed a sweeping free trade agreement in Chile to streamline trade and slash tariffs. The new Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), also known as TPP-11, was the result of negotiations that ...
SANTIAGO, Mar. 2 (Xinhua) -- Chile coach Reinaldo Rueda has included three teenagers in his squad for international friendlies against Sweden and Denmark this month. Among those called up on Friday were 19-year-old Deportes Temuco defender Diego Cayupil, 18-year-old O' Higgins midfielder ...
Humberto Bandenay wants to fight close to home, and he has someone in mind that could help him make that happen. The featherweight prospect, who lives in Lima, Peru, is looking to compete in the recently announced UFC Chile. The event is set to take place on May 19 at the Movistar Arena in Santiago ...
Chile, the world's No. 1 copper producer and one of the top lithium suppliers, is expected to attract about $60 billion in new mines and expansions over the next 20 years, the country's minister of mining says. According to Aurora Williams, miners with operations in the country currently spend $15 billion on ...
Not only did Francis reject the offer, but while in Chile in January, he doubled down on his defense of Barros, saying that he had never received evidence from his accusers. When news surfaced last month that an eight page letter from a victim detailing Barros' involvement was allegedly delivered to Francis ...
Vancouver-based Darien Resource Development (TSXV: DRR), which will soon change its name to New Energy Metals Corp., announced today that has entered into an agreement with Artemis Mining to acquire a 100% interest in the Cristal project located in northern Chile. In detail, the mining site is ...


 

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