Chile free of minefields by 2020

Anti personnel mines conference opens in Santiago; “The international community has said clearly there can be no toleration of weapons that indiscriminately kill and mutilate...” said Antonio Prado

Water scarcity and Chile-Bolivia relations

The water resources of the Silala River in the Atacama Desert, which flows down into Chile from springs in the Bolivian altiplano, have sparked new hostility between the two countries.

Chile eyes tourism market in China

“We sincerely invite Chinese tourists to visit Chile,” said Javiera Montes, undersecretary of Ministry of Economy, Development and Tourism in Chile.

What to expect from Chile’s local elections

Since Chile doesn’t have congressional mid-term elections, local elections—held almost three years after the presidential contest—serve to measure the popularity of the ruling coalition.

Lithium boom puts spotlight on Chile

As growing interest in electric cars and energy-storage drives up global demand for lithium, companies with concessions to exploit Chile's vast resources could find themselves in an enviable position

Chile’s considers $10.5 bln in debt issuance

Chilean President Bachelet said that the country’s budgeted spending would rise 2.7 percent in 2017 compared with this year, the lowest rate of growth in 14 years, as a sluggish economy has crimped income.

Chile and Uruguay to sign free-trade agreement

The Uruguayan president, Tabaré Vázquez, announced  last month in a cabinet meeting  that Uruguay will sign a free-trade agreement (FTA) with Chile in September, streamlining the rules governing the bilateral flow of goods and services.

Chile’s pension crunch

There are no easy answers to the pensions conundrum, whether in Chile or elsewhere. Chilean legislators will have to make difficult choices with hard-to-quantify tradeoffs.

India and Chile expand trade pact

Chile and India signed on Tuesday an agreement to extend the Partial Scope Agreement (PSA) between the two countries to up to 2,800 trade items in what may be a boon for the South American country.

Internet to change constitutions?

Former Chilean President Ricardo Lagos launched a Web site with an eye toward encouraging public input for reforming the constitution that dictator Augusto Pinochet imposed on the country in 1980.

Santiago: More than a stopover city

New York has the Statue of Liberty. Paris has the Eiffel Tower. Moscow has the St. Basil’s Cathedral. The site that lures tourists to Santiago, Chile? The city in its entirety.

Uruguay to sign free trade agreement with Chile

The goal is to help investors avoid paying taxes on their activities in both Uruguay and Chile. E-commerce, intellectual property, cooperation, labor and gender rights will be addressed in the free trade agreement.

Yoga classes in Chilean airport

Starting Friday, departing international passengers at Santiago International Airport can enjoy free yoga classes while waiting to board their flights.

Chile is no longer LatAm’s brightest star

Chile's might be over. Is it now Argentina, Colombia and Peru´s turn? The former brightest star in the region will find it very difficult to recover the leadership position it used to hold in Latin America.

The Silala River International Waterway problem

Chile uses water from the river to supply mine operations and some northern towns. Bolivia contends the Silala River, located in the southwestern region of Potosi, originates in springs that ultimately flow into Chile.