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Chile's Bachelet prepares next phase of education reform
Chile's President Michelle Bachelet said on Tuesday her government was preparing the second phase of an ambitious education reform, hours after Congress approved the first set of changes. "What we've put an end to here is a set of illegitimate bases put in place during the dictatorship, behind the nation's back, and today we've recovered Chile's historic tradition and the best practices in the ...(1/27/2015 10:26:47 AM)
Chile's central bank issues new bank liquidity rules
Chile's central bank on Monday introduced bank liquidity-management rules that would incorporate lessons learned from the 2008 international financial crisis and follow guidelines laid out by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision. Though Chilean banks emerged from the global financial crisis relatively unscathed, the central bank wants to remain ahead of the curve and safeguard the ...(1/26/2015 11:01:41 AM)
Chile to consider public-private partnerships to develop lithium
World No. 1 copper producer Chile will consider boosting the development of its lithium industry through public-private partnerships, though the state would retain control of the mineral, a government-funded commission said on Tuesday. With one of the largest lithium reserves on the globe, Chile is already the second-biggest producer of the mineral, which is widely used in products ranging from ...(1/27/2015 2:25:52 PM)
Chile vs. USA | International Friendly Match Preview
The US national team's demanding 2015 schedule kicks off against stout opposition in a craggy corner of South America on Wednesday, as Jurgen Klinsmann's side meets Chile in a stadium named after a nearby copper mine which ranks among the largest on earth.(1/26/2015 9:11:09 PM)
Yedlin embraces opportunity to impress after joining USMNT in Chile
Tottenham Hotspur defender DeAndre Yedlin expected to spend the rest of his January working toward the first team at Spurs. A late call-up to the U.S. national team squad to face Chile (5:30p.m. ET, FOX Sports 1, FOX Sports Go) gives him another chance to impress for his country instead.(1/27/2015 5:24:34 PM)
KGHM, miners at Chile's Sierra Gorda in talks to avoid strike
Unionized workers at Chile's Sierra Gorda mine, controlled by KGHM Polska Miedz SA, held contract negotiations on Tuesday with the company, in a bid to avoid a strike at its new deposit, a union leader told Reuters. "We are back at the negotiating table to see if we can get any kind of an improvement," said Humberto Vidaurre, president of Sierra Gorda's Union 2. Sierra Gorda, a joint venture 55 ...(1/27/2015 9:01:07 AM)
First Gaudi project outside Spain to be built in Chile
By Anthony Esposito SANTIAGO, Chile (Reuters) - Over 90 years after Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi mailed a Chilean friar two sketches for the design of a chapel, the small city of Rancagua, Chile is getting ready to build the late creator's only project outside of his native Spain. The chapel was initially planned as part of Gaudi's famed Sagrada Familia church in Barcelona, but was never built ...(1/22/2015 5:31:37 PM)
Chile to reopen investigation into poet Neruda's death
Chile will reopen an investigation into the death of Nobel laureate Pablo Neruda to determine if the poet was poisoned more than 40 years ago by a military dictatorship, after tests on his exhumed body in 2013 found no evidence to back the claims. Neruda, famed for his passionate love poems and staunch communist views, is presumed to have died from prostate cancer just days after the Sept. 11 ...(1/21/2015 3:19:51 PM)
Chile regulator says could cancel permit for Barrick's Pascua-Lama
Chile's environmental regulator is re-evaluating penalties on Barrick Gold Corp's Pascua-Lama project, a process that could include cancelling the embattled mine's permit, the head of the government body told a local daily newspaper. "The new sanction can fall anywhere on the spectrum allowed by the law, which goes from a warning to revoking the environmental permit, including fines," Cristian ...(1/21/2015 8:21:38 AM)
Copper price fall bad news for Chile, but not disaster
By Rosalba O'Brien SANTIAGO, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Chile, the world's number one copper producer, is relatively sanguine about the recent price collapse in the base metal which accounts for over half its exports, and economists say they do not see the country being plunged into economic crisis. Copper, which lost around 15 percent of its value in 2014, fell over 5 percent on Wednesday, as traders ...(1/15/2015 3:00:51 PM)
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