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Bachelet to seek another term as president

Bachelet to seek another term as president

SANTIAGO, Chile, March 28 (UPI) -- Former Chilean President Michelle Bachelet says she plans to run again for her country's highest office.

Venezuelans wait for hours to view Chavez

CARACAS, Venezuela, March 8 (UPI) -- Nicolas Maduro was sworn in as Venezuela's interim president Friday in Caracas, three days after his predecessor, Hugo Chavez, died of cancer.

Court battle looms over Chile power plant

SANTIAGO, Chile, March 8 (UPI) -- A costly court battle looms over a $1.4 billion Chilean power plant well advanced in construction but now faced with cancellation after an appeals court ruling on local protests.
South American leaders support Maduro

South American leaders support Maduro

CARACAS, Venezuela, March 7 (UPI) -- South American leaders closed ranks around Venezuelan acting President Nicolas Maduro, the late Hugo Chavez's chosen successor, as Chavez lay in state Thursday.

Electronic waste recycling on the increase

SANTIAGO, Chile, March 5 (UPI) -- A new business collaboration in Chile will advance electronic waste recycling, an industry witnessing phenomenal growth in Latin America.

Chile mulls naval renewal, retires boat

SANTIAGO, Chile, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- The Chilean navy is considering more options to modernize its ageing naval fleet and will retire at least one missile bought it brought from Germany in the late 1990s.

Slow progress in Latam, EU trade talks

SANTIAGO, Chile, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Argentine protectionist tendencies and Brazil's economic downturn seem set to determine the direction of a much delayed trade deal between South America's Mercosur trade bloc and the European Union.

Chile expands Antarctica presence

SANTIAGO, Chile, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Chile is speeding up expansion of its civilian and defense capabilities in the Antarctic territory it claims as its own.

Chilean mining investment to top $100B

SANTIAGO, Chile, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Investment in Chile's mining sector is set to exceed $100 billion over the next 12 years and about half will go into boosting copper production, mainstay of the Latin American country's economy, the national mining industry body said.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013.
By United Press International

Chilean president seeks stray dog bill

SANTIAGO, Chile, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Chilean President Sebastian Pinera said he supports tighter regulations for dog owners after more than three dozen strays were found killed in one city.

Chile mulls options on attack copters

SANTIAGO, Chile, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- Chilean armed forces are looking to augment their inventory with an early acquisition of light attack helicopters, part of new options being considered to modernize the military.

Chile builds up forces in Mapuche region

SANTIAGO, Chile, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- Chile has embarked on a procurement program to better equip its national police force and gendarmes for a crackdown on Mapuche rebels in the south-central regions of the country.

Chile phasing out C-212 tactical aircraft

SANTIAGO, Chile, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Chile's military is phasing out its remaining CASA C-212-100 tactical transport aircraft amid local concerns over its safety.

Chile thinking again of nuclear power use

SANTIAGO, Chile, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Chile is thinking of meeting future energy needs with nuclear power, after more than a year of and delays caused by the atomic reactor disaster in Japan.

Chile deploys Israel's RecceLite system

SANTIAGO, Chile, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- Chile's air force command has deployed the Israeli-made RecceLite reconnaissance system but the government has yet to formally announce the acquisition.

Latin lithium output mired in controversy

LA PAZ, Bolivia, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Latin America's emerging lithium giants Bolivia and Chile are finding tough hurdles need to be crossed before they can begin profiting from their vast reserves.

Pinera losing Chilean middle class support

SANTIAGO, Chile, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Chilean President Sebastian Pinera is losing middle class support in a further setback after the government appeared to minimize the impact of student protests.

Bolivia charges Chile is regional danger

LIMA, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- The South American and Arab Countries summit in Lima got off to a shaky start after Bolivian President Evo Morales accused Chile of being a regional menace.

Students reject Chilean education reforms

SANTIAGO, Chile, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- Chilean President Sebastian Pinera's latest jab at calming rioting students with an education reforms package provoked more street protests in Santiago and other cities.

Pinera faces renewed student anger

SANTIAGO, Chile, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- Protesting students clash with police in Santiago: 49 police injured and 75 arrests

Chile still seeking Black Hawk helicopters

SANTIAGO, Chile, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Chile is seeking U.S. government information for possible purchase of additional Black Hawk helicopters for the Chilean air force, industry sources said.

Latin America starts new regional alliance

CERRO PARANAL, Chile, June 7 (UPI) -- Leaders of Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru launched an economic and political pact to rival other groupings in the area considered obsolete or ineffective.
Pinera courts risk in Chile education row

Pinera courts risk in Chile education row

SANTIAGO, Chile, May 18 (UPI) -- Chilean President Sebastian Pinera is courting more political risks to his rule by not doing as much as his critics want him to do to defuse the crisis in education.
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