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Exclusive: China ride-hailing giant Didi plans Chile, Peru launches to take on Uber

16 Feb 2019

SANTIAGO/BUENOS AIRES Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing is planning to take on U.S. rival Uber in some of Latin America's fastest-growing markets, recruiting managers in Chile, Peru and Colombia, according to job postings and a company official.

Chile's Codelco plans to resume Chuquicamata mine operations after rains

09 Feb 2019

SANTIAGO Chilean state miner Codelco said on Saturday it hoped to soon restart operations at its northern Chuquicamata copper mine a day after heavy rains forced its suspension.

Chile's Codelco plans to resume Chuquicamata mine operations after rains

09 Feb 2019

SANTIAGO, Feb 9 Chilean state miner Codelco said on Saturday it hoped to soon restart operations at its northern Chuquicamata copper mine a day after heavy rains forced its suspension.

Chilean court opens fresh case against ex-army chief for Pinochet-era crimes

07 Feb 2019

A Chilean court has opened a fresh case against the country's former army chief for the alleged torture of 24 political prisoners following a military coup in 1973, according to a court document released Thursday.

UPDATE 1-Chile posts January trade surplus of $1.031 bln - central bank

07 Feb 2019

(Adds table) By Aislinn Laing Feb 7 Chile posted a January trade surplus of $1.031 billion, with copper exports reaching $2.542 billion in the same month, the country's central bank said on Thursday. The surplus was almost double the $596 million posted in December, and was down to reduced imports, the bank said. Exports reached $6.671 billion in the first month of the year, an increase of 2.05 percent from December, while imports were $5.639 billion, compared to $5.941 billion the previous month. January December January 2019 2018 2018 Trade balance (millions $1.031 bln $596 mln $1.151 bln of dollars) Exports (billions of $6.671 $6.537 $6.629 dollars) Imports (billions of $5.639 $5.941 $5.478 dollars) Copper export revenue $2.542 $3.489 $2.549 (billions of dollars) (Reporting by Aislinn Laing; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

Chilean church abuse victims launch fresh attack on bishops

02 Jan 2019

Two victims of sexual abuse by a Roman Catholic Church priest in Chile launched a fresh attack on the country's bishops on Wednesday, accusing them of failing to reform or learn from the crisis.

Chile prosecutors examine possible Iranian oil link to fumes that sent hundreds for treatment

17 Dec 2018

SANTIAGO Chilean law enforcement officials are investigating the delivery of Iranian crude oil to state energy company ENAP as a possible source of the noxious fumes that caused hundreds of people to seek hospital treatment in August, a prosecutors' office told Reuters.

Chilean prosecutors allege possible Iranian oil link to intoxications

17 Dec 2018

Dec 17 Chilean law enforcement officials are investigating the delivery of Iranian crude oil to the state energy company ENAP as a possible source of the noxious fumes that caused hundreds of people to seek hospital treatment in August, the prosecutor's office told Reuters.

Chile cracks down on migrants, but many still try their luck

17 Dec 2018

ARICA, Chile In the pitch black of the moonless Chilean desert night, the Cuban man is hard to spot until he is within yards of the border.

Enel-BYD say Chile electric bus roll-out heralds more for region

13 Dec 2018

SANTIAGO Europe's biggest utility Enel and Chinese electric vehicle giant BYD on Thursday marked the arrival of 100 electric buses in Chile and said they would work together on similar plans for three other Latin American nations.

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