Northern Chile threatened by large waves produced after earthquake

Wednesday a wave of up to five meters hit the coastline of the northern city of Coquimbo, in Chile, after a powerful earthquake that hit the country, said the mayor of the town. “The tsunami has already reached the city. The waves reached the center. People are in the...

Chile announced that meeting in Ecuador about safeguards was “helpful and positive”

The Vice Minister of Commerce of Chile, Andrés Rebolledo, described as “helpful” and “positive” the meeting he held yesterday in Quito with Ecuadorian commercial authorities to discuss the tariff safeguards applied by the government of Ecuador. Rebolledo,...

Chile: Concepción suffers earthquake of 6.3 degrees without causing further damage

The Chilean city of Concepción suffered an earthquake of 6.3 degrees on Wednesday afternoon, reported the Seismological National Center (CSN) of Chile. The telluric movement was felt at 15:27 local time and its epicenter was set near the city of Cobquecura, in Concepcion, about...

Delegation of Chile is in Quito to discuss safeguards

A delegation of the government of Chile led by the head of the Directorate General of International Economic Relations, Andres Rebolledo, traveled yesterday to Quito to express to the Government of Ecuador “the impact that the recent application of safeguards is causing to...

Chile created the Ministry of Women and Gender Equity

The president of Chile, Michelle Bachelet, promulgated on March 8 a law that creates the Ministry of Women and Gender Equality, which she defined as “a new, more robust institution with more tools.” The statute, which was approved on the Parliament on January 28,...

Red alert remains in nearby localities of the Villarrica volcano in Chile

Chilean authorities decided today to keep the red alert within ten kilometers around the Villarrica volcano, which erupted forcing the evacuation of around 4000 people from nearby towns yesterday in the early morning, official sources said. The Emergency Operations Committee...

Chile: Eruption of Villarrica volcano forces the evacuation of 3,385 people

The eruption of the Villarrica volcano in the southern Chilean region of La Araucania, at early hours of Tuesday, forced the evacuation of 3,385 people from their homes, officials said. The volcano erupted at 03:01 hours (6:01 GMT) today with a loud roar, said in a statement the...

Peruvian sailors will be prosecuted for allegedly spying on Chile

The Peruvian government confirmed on Thursday that three NCOs of Peru’s Navy are prosecuted for alleged spying on Chile, a country that has not ruled on the case, between 2005 and 2012. “It is a reprehensible fact, shameful that Navy NCOs have been participated in...