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SANTIAGO – Thousands of students and teachers held Thursday a massive demonstration along the central Alameda Avenue in Santiago to ... Gathered in the Bustamante Park, huge columns of students advanced for several blocks of the main avenue in the center of the Chilean capital, with a high call ...
LATAM Airlines said a total of 1,575 flights operated by Chilean subsidiary LAN Express had been canceled through April 25 as the airline continues to negotiate with the union. ... The company is headquartered in Santiago and operates in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay and Peru.

However, the new visa, which is designed to speed things up by letting people handle the red tape before leaving for Chile, was greeted by confusion Monday, with hundreds lining up before dawn at the consulate in Caracas worried that they would be barred from entering the South American country.
Radiohead kicked off their 2018 tour when they took to stage in Santiago, Chile on Wednesday night. The appearance marked the Radiohead's first show of 2018 having seen members of the band explore multiple solo projects. The show, which had a setlist that spanned 26 songs and included two rousing ...
SANTIAGO – Chile has raised the alert at the Nevados de Chillan ahead of a possible eruption at one of the most active volcanoes in Chile, after ... this volcanic complex, which comprises 17 craters, is located some 550 kilometers (300 miles) south of Santiago in the Bio Bio region of the Chilean Andes.
The new 777 flight will also offer up to 14 tons of capacity for cargo, opening up access to more global markets for Chilean exports such as fish, seafood, cherries, ... Santiago, the first destination in Chile to be served by Emirates, is the largest city of Chile accounting for nearly half of the nation's GDP.

UFC Fight Night 129 goes down from the Movistar Arena in Santiago, Chile on Saturday, May 19th. Already announced as the main event for UFC Chile is an exciting light heavyweight bout between former champion Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and recent 205-pound title challenger Volkan Oezdimir.
Architectural innovation, an active arts scene, and eco-friendly transportation are bringing new energy to the Chilean capital. ... “The old image of Santiago as a somewhat grey, dull city has given way to a very different one that is also enriched by the steady stream of immigrants,” says Ambassador Jorge ...
SANTIAGO – Chilean actress Daniela Vega made history by becoming the first transgender presenter at the Oscars ceremony. But, at a news conference after meeting Chile's President Michelle Bachelet this week, she spoke of the inequalities transgender people face in her home country. Vega said that ...
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 – Chile has deported nearly 240 Haitians after they were found to be in possession of false statements and documents on entering the South American country. Between March 2 and 5, 2018, Chile's Investigative Police (PDI) refused entry to Chilean territory to 239 Haitian citizens, with 169 ...
SANTIAGO – Chile's Supreme Court has confirmed a fine of around CLP 1.3 billion (USD 2 million) imposed on the Chilean unit of AT&T's DirecTV subsidiary for distributing irregular set-top boxes, putting an end to a three-year case. The apex court upheld the fine imposed by the Superintendencia de ...
Argentinian judge decides to extradite Mapuche leader to Chile ... Huala is accused of setting a fire in a Chilean stallholder's home in the PisuPisue community in January 2013, carrying weapons and ammunition, and entering and leaving the country illegally, for which he declared himself innocent.
SANTIAGO – In January, Chile's economic activity rose 3.9 percent from a year earlier, the central bank said on Monday. This is the largest such increase in January in two years. The bank said the IMACEC economic activity index, encompassing about 90 percent of the economy, tallied in gross domestic ...
SANTIAGO – The Chilean airline, LAW (Latin American Wings) has temporarily suspended the flights between Port-au-Prince and Chile, after Haitians have been declared illegal or unqualified by the Chilean authorities to enter or remain in Chilean territory. In 2017, more than 100,000 Haitians arrived in ...
SANTIAGO/LOS ANGELES – Chilean drama “A Fantastic Woman,” a stirring story of love and loss that centers on a transgender woman, has won the Oscar for best foreign language film. “I can't believe this happened,” said the film's director, Sebastian Lelio, after accepting his golden statuette on Sunday.
Chilean prosecutors say Escobar and Palma carried out the assassination of Sen. Jaime Guzman, founder of the right-wing Independent Democratic Union party. A high-profile Pinochet champion, Guzman was gunned down on April 1, 1991, while in a car leaving Santiago's Catholic University of Chile, ...

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: ...
SANTIAGO – With entertaining activities, the vineyards and valleys of Chile are prepared to receive a large number of local and foreign tourists who will ... of Chilean wine, calling on various local and foreign tourists to participate in the various activities organized by the main vineyards and valleys of Chile.
SANTIAGO – Nearly 5,000 suspected criminals were taken into custody after a massive raid by Chile police in the course of 24 hours over the weekend, according to the Crime Prevention Unit. A total of 4,891 arrests were made Friday and early Saturday in an effort to set the number of outstanding warrants ...
SANTIAGO – For the fourth consecutive year, Chile has scored a decline in the Corruption Perception Index (CPI) 2017, according to ranking presented by the NGO Transparency International (TI), dropping two posts compared to 2016. The barometer measuring corruption ranges from 0 points, perception ...
TEHRAN – Chile's Ministry of Foreign Affairs has expressed condolences over the Iranian plane crash that claimed the lives of 66 people. The ministry sent a message of condolences to the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Santiago and expressed grief over the plane tragedy and deep sympathy ...
SANTIAGO – This week, Chile's National Customs Services, the Investigative Police (PDI) and the Valparaiso's Regional Prosecutor Office confiscated 148 kilograms of cocaine paste in a joint operation at the ports of Valparaiso and San Antonio. The seizure was accomplished based on several months of ...
In May, the Ultimate Fighting Championship is set to hold their first ever event in Chile and many South American fighters are putting their hands up to feature in this historic event, including surging welterweight contender Santiago Ponzinibbio. The Argentine is on a six-fight winning streak with notable ...
SANTIAGO – Chile is among eight countries whose adherence to women's rights is being reviewed from this week by the United Nations. The U.N. Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women is meeting in Geneva from this week until 9 March to conduct the review in the South American ...
Donald Cerrone left a door open for a possible fight at 170 pounds, even if his plan right now is to go back to lightweight, and there's a welterweight contender interested in fighting “Cowboy” next. Top-10 ranked welterweight Santiago Ponzinibbio has been calling for a fight with two-time UFC title contender ...
SANTIAGO – The archbishop of Malta, Charles Scicluna, has begun the investigation ordered by Pope Francis to clarify whether Chilean bishop Juan Barros concealed the sexual abuse of minors committed by nearly 80 priests. Scicluna opened the case with the testimony of Chilean journalist Juan Carlos ...
SANTIAGO – At least 29 tractor trailer trucks and other heavy machinery burned by arsonists in southern Chile early on Friday, according to police and a truck owners association. In a statement following the attack, Chile's National Confederation of Truck Owners called on the government to “halt the attacks ...
SANTIAGO – In January 2018, the Consumer Price Index (CPI) registered a monthly variation of 0.5%, placing inflation in Chile at 2.2% at twelve months. In the first month of the year, ten of the twelve divisions that make up the CPI basket recorded positive incidences and two had negative incidences, ...
SANTIAGO – The Cougar Metals has signed a letter of intent (LoI) with Antasitua Chile to acquire a 100% interest in the 36 km2 Plateado cobalt project, which contains a historical mine that is reported to ... In terms of the LoI, a new Australian parent company shall be formed to hold the Chilean project.
SANTIAGO, Chile — They killed Tony the Tiger. They did away with Cheetos' Chester Cheetah. They banned Kinder Surprise, the chocolate eggs with a hidden toy. The Chilean government, facing skyrocketing rates of obesity, is waging war on unhealthy foods with a phalanx of marketing restrictions, ...
... titled Santiago Wine Club. For photography, peruse Close Up Chile and for furniture, the design studio Bravo! has a showroom with bowls, chairs, and tables made with native lenga wood. There are also ample LP stores—both El Cid Campeador and Needle Vinilos have rare Chilean and Latin records.
Emirates will launch a five-times-a-week service from Dubai to Santiago International Airport through the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo, starting on July 5, 2018. ... The new 777 flight will offer up to 14 tonnes of capacity for cargo, opening up access to more markets for Chilean exports such as fish, seafood, ...
SANTIAGO – Chile's midfielder Carlos Carmona has joined Santiago giants Colo Colo after agreeing to a three-year contract with the reigning Chilean champions. The 30-year-old passed a medical exam in the Chilean capital over the weekend after parting ways with U.S. club Atlanta United, Colo Colo ...
I love landing in Santiago de Chile. Towards the end of the epic flight from the UK – direct with British Airways since January 2016, but still 14½ hours with fair winds – you hop across the Andes, catch a peek of snowy Aconcagua if you're on the left-hand side, and descend into a broad sandy-coloured ...
The facility is selling power to the Metro of the country's capital city, Santiago de Chile (Metro de Santiago) under a long-term PPA, which is estimated at around 300 GWh per year. As Acties stressed in its press release, this is not its first operation on the Chilean solar market. In late May, the Chilean mining ...
In this 1992 photo, Nicanor Parra writes on the blackboard as he teaches a class at an engineering school in Santiago, Chile. His messages reads in Spanish "Back to democracy for what. So the movie repeats itself? No." Parra, a Chilean physicist, mathematician and self-described “anti-poet” whose ...
Francis told the media Thursday that there was no "proof" that Chilean Bishop Juan Barros covered up abuse. ... Barros has repeatedly denied that he covered up sexual abuse by his onetime mentor, Father Fernando Karadima, a former Santiago priest who became Chile's most notorious pedophile cleric.
The Vatican convicted Karadima of abusing teenage boys in 2011 and sent him to live a cloistered life of “penitence and prayer” in a Chilean convent. A judge found the allegations against Karadima to be “truthful and reliable” but dismissed a criminal case against the priest because the statute of limitations ...
While it's true that Argentineans and Chileans love their asado (traditional barbecue), vegan lifestyle is becoming more popular in South America. Unsurprisingly, one of the best South American cities for vegan cuisine is the capital of Chile, Santiago. There are plenty of cafes that only sell plant-based food, ...
SANTIAGO – Chile's environmental regulator said on Thursday it sanctioned Barrick's Pascua-Lama gold project with final closure and set a fine on the ... “The SMA has not revoked the Pascua-Lama environmental permit (RCA), but has ordered the closure of existing facilities on the Chilean side of the ...
January 19, 2018 Santiago, Chile—As he does during every papal visit, Pope Francis produced plenty of surprises in Chile: He married a couple during a flight, stopped his motorcade to help a fallen police officer, and wept with victims of sex abuse by priests. But the pope also faced protests and a level of ...
SANTIAGO, Chile — A number of Chilean Catholics reacted with disappointment and anger on Friday, a day after Pope Francis spoke in defense of a bishop who they say protected a pedophile priest. The remarks, made on Thursday just before Francis left Chile for Peru, upended his efforts to rehabilitate ...
German Silva, a political scientist at Santiago's Universidad Mayor, said the pope's comments were a "tremendous error" that will reverberate in Chile and beyond. Patricio Navia, political science professor at Diego Portales University in Santiago, said Francis had gone much further than Chilean bishops in ...
I wake to rain pelting the windows. My plans for the day are to explore the heart of Santiago and a little — or a lot — of rain isn't going to stop me. Juggling an umbrella, camera and tote bag, I start out by exploring the quiet streets in a neighborhood just outside downtown. Many of the palatial mansions, from ...
SANTIAGO, Chile -- Pope Francis begged for forgiveness Tuesday for the "irreparable damage" done to children who were raped and molested by ... In his first event of the day, Francis met privately with Chilean President Michelle Bachelet and addressed lawmakers, judges and other authorities at La ...
SANTIAGO, Chile — Firebombs exploded before dawn on Friday at three churches in Santiago, Chile's capital, an act of violence aimed at Pope Francis, ... On Thursday, The Associated Press revealed a letter sent by Pope Francis to the Chilean bishops' conference that same month after they expressed ...
SANTIAGO – Solcor, a start-up founded by two young Belgians from Western Flanders, has installed solar panels on Chile's presidential palace, its chief executive officer and co-founder, Steven van Cauwenberge, announced on Wednesday. Solcor, also co-founded by Alexander Decock, won the Start-up ...
SANTIAGO – Israel's Ministry of Transport has signed new air transport agreements with Chile and nine other countries. During 2018, new direct air routes between Israel and Chile and Brazil will be inaugurated as well as a wide range of new direct flights between Israel and Switzerland, Ukraine, Russia, ...
Thus, Chile's main export recorded a weekly increase of 1.96% in its value per pound, while the monthly increased by 5.85%. With respect to December 30, 2016, where it was quoted at US$2.49521, copper registered an advance of US$0.75115, which means that it increased its value per pound by ...


 

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