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Aislinn Laing

Uber pulls Latin American U-turn by joining taxi ranks

Aug 06 2020

MEXICO CITY/SANTIAGO Latin America's coronavirus crisis is forcing Uber to adopt the taxi model it was meant to drive off the streets of cities from Santiago to Medellin.

Chilean environmental watchdog announces "serious" charge against BHP's Escondida

Jul 31 2020

SANTIAGO, July 31 Chile`s environmental watchdog on Friday announced a "serious" charge against BHP's Escondida copper mine, the world`s largest, for water misuse since 2005.

Chile's President Pinera removes interior, foreign, defense ministers

Jul 28 2020

SANTIAGO Chilean President Sebastian Pinera has reshuffled key parts of his cabinet, replacing his interior chief and five other ministers, in an effort to shore up his fractious ruling coalition following a rebellion over a controversial pensions bill passed last week.

'We're going for more' say Chileans after pensions reform crosses free market Rubicon

Jul 27 2020

SANTIAGO Within minutes of Chilean lawmakers approving a bill that allows citizens to draw down 10% of their pensions to help make ends meet during the coronavirus pandemic, a phrase started trending on Twitter: "We're going for more."

Chile's Pinera signs pensions withdrawal into law, economy braces for impact

Jul 24 2020

SANTIAGO Chilean President Sebastian Pinera on Friday signed into law a plan to allow citizens to withdraw 10% of their pensions savings as people queued at the administrator's offices in Santiago eager for relief from the economic effects of the coronavirus.

Chile's Pinera signs pensions withdrawal into law, economy braces for impact

Jul 24 2020

SANTIAGO, July 24 Chilean President Sebastian Pinera on Friday signed into law a plan to allow citizens to withdraw 10% of their pensions savings as people queued at the administrator's offices in Santiago eager for relief from the economic effects of the coronavirus.

Chilean health minister sets gradual lifting of Santiago lockdown

Jul 24 2020

SANTIAGO Coronavirus lockdowns for parts of the Chilean capital Santiago will be gradually lifted from Tuesday, July 28, Health Minister Enrique Paris said on Friday.

Chile's 'Brexit moment': Congress passes pensions bill, president agrees to sign it

Jul 23 2020

SANTIAGO Chilean President Sebastian Pinera on Thursday bowed to intense public pressure and agreed to sign into law a controversial bill allowing citizens to draw down 10% of their pensions early amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Chile President Pinera will sign pensions withdrawal bill into law

Jul 23 2020

SANTIAGO, July 23 Chilean President Sebastian Pinera on Friday will sign into law a bill allowing citizens to withdraw up to 10% of their pension savings to help ease the economic impact of the novel coronavirus outbreak, the government said in a statement on Thursday evening.

Chilean senators give green light to controversial pension withdrawals

Jul 22 2020

SANTIAGO Chilean senators on Wednesday voted to approve a controversial bill that allows citizens to withdraw 10% of their pension savings to help ease the economic impact of the novel coronavirus outbreak.

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