Mars rover tests in Chile's high desert

Due to its extreme dryness, the Atacama Desert in Chile is one of the most important environments on Earth for researchers who need to approximate the conditions of Mars.

Latin America weighs up lithium prospects

Argentina, Bolivia and Chile own 85 per cent of world’s known lithium reserves. Each seeks investment and international capacities to exploit the resource. However, experts disagree on how to get better economic benefits

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.