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Chile declines to sign U.N. pact, says migration not a human right - report

09 Dec 2018

SANTIAGO Chile has become the latest country to pull out of a controversial United Nations migration pact, its interior ministry indicated, provoking fury among opposition parties who accused Sebastian Pinera’s government of “shameful and authoritarian” behaviour.

China's Tianqi says stake in Chile lithium miner SQM good for both firms

09 Dec 2018

Santiago The chief executive of China's Tianqi Lithium Corp said she believes investing in Chile's lithium miner SQM will bring "long-term benefits" for both companies, despite strict conditions set for its involvement by local anti-trust regulators.

Canadian firm Lundin confirms job cuts at Chile's Candelaria copper mine

16 Nov 2018

Canadian miner Lundin confirmed on Friday it was cutting 106 jobs at its Candelaria copper mine in Chile to "improve competitiveness and productivity", amid reports that workers had begun a 48-hour strike.

CORRECTED-Canadian firm Lundin confirms job cuts at Chile's Candelaria copper mine

16 Nov 2018

Nov 16 Canadian miner Lundin confirmed on Friday it was cutting 106 jobs at its Candelaria copper mine in Chile to "improve competitiveness and productivity", amid reports that workers had begun a 48-hour strike.

Easter Island delegation heads to British Museum to lobby for statue return

16 Nov 2018

A delegation from Easter Island will arrive in London next week to seek the return from the British Museum of one of the native Polynesians' emblematic statues.

Chile president vows to probe fatal shooting of indigenous Mapuche man

15 Nov 2018

Chile's President Sebastian Pinera has promised the government will "spare no means" in investigating the fatal shooting of an indigenous Mapuche man during a confrontation with police that sparked widespread fury among locals, opposition members of parliament and rights groups.

Chile sends 176 Haitian migrants home on criticised 'humanitarian flight'

08 Nov 2018

Chile returned a planeload of Haitian immigrants to their native country on Wednesday in the first in a series of "humanitarian flights" criticised by migrant groups as "forced deportations."

Chile condemns French 'mistake' in offering ex-leftist rebel asylum

07 Nov 2018

Chile's interior minister criticized French authorities on Wednesday for offering asylum to a former Chilean leftist rebel, calling it a "mistake" to link a murder he committed to politics under the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet.

Chilean antitrust court approves LATAM tie-up with American, IAG: LATAM

31 Oct 2018

SANTIAGO Chile's antitrust court has approved a plan by LATAM Airlines , the region’s largest carrier, to deepen its ties with American Airlines Group and IAG’s British Airways and Iberia, LATAM Airlines said in a statement.

Chilean court orders Catholic Church to pay damages over abuse - report

21 Oct 2018

SANTIAGO Chile's Court of Appeal has ordered the office of Santiago's Archbishop to pay $450 million pesos ($650,000) to three men who alleged they were sexually abused for decades by Chilean priest Fernando Karadima, a local newspaper reported on Sunday.

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