Published: Jan 27, 2022
SINGAPORE - A free trade agreement struck on Wednesday (Jan 26) between Singapore and a bloc of countries consisting of Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru is set to give the Republic greater access to what is collectively the world's eighth largest economy, scrapping most tariffs on goods and allowing local companies to bid for government projects in the Americas.
Published: Nov 10, 2021
Chiles lower house voted early Tuesday to impeach President Sebastián Piñera over allegations of corruption in the Pandora Papers investigation - the latest political fallout from the media reports on the offshore financial system.
Published: Dec 16, 2020
TALCA, Chile - Astronomers and skywatchers alike had looked forward to Monday, Dec. 14, for years - a total solar eclipse would darken a swath of Chile and Argentina, the moon blotting out the sun for just over two minutes as the sun's breathtaking atmosphere emerged to the naked eye.
Published: Jun 17, 2020
Two months ago, Chile was admired for its surgical approach to the pandemic -- testing widely and quarantining by neighborhood. Today it has among the world's highest rates of per-capita infections and its once-praised health minister has been forced to resign.
Published: Apr 05, 2020
Only weeks ago, thousands of Chileans were filling the streets of Santiago for regular Friday protests against cost-of-living pressures, uneven growth and rising inequality. The left-leaning demonstrators made demands that included the resignation of the president and the end of capitalism.
Published: Nov 01, 2019
Hopes that US President Donald Trump and Chinese leader Xi Jinping might use the APEC summit scheduled to take place on November 16-17 in Chile to sign the first phase of an agreement on a trade deal were dashed this week when Chilean President Sebastián Piñera announced on Wednesday (October 30) that his country was unable to host either the APEC summit and UN climate change conference (COP25) slated for December 2 to 13 December due to ongoing anti-government protests.