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

Nov 16 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.

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

Nov 16 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

Nov 15 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 criticized 'humanitarian flight'

Nov 07 2018

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

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

Nov 07 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

Oct 31 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

Oct 21 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.

Nutrien vows to 'protect interests' over threat to SQM sale: paper

Oct 21 2018

SANTIAGO Canada's Nutrien, whose attempt to sell its stake in Chilean lithium miner SQM to China's Tianqi has been stalled by a row about competitive risks, vowed to "protect its interests" in an interview with a Chilean newspaper published on Sunday.

Chile court hears appeal of case seeking damages from Church over abuse claims

Oct 18 2018

Three men, who have accused Chilean priest Fernando Karadima of sexual abuse, asked a court in Santiago on Thursday to find the Roman Catholic Church in Chile responsible for "moral damages," claiming the Church had covered up abuse, and to pay them a total of 450 million pesos ($650,000).

Chile's state copper firm outlines lifeline plan for Salvador mine

Oct 16 2018

SANTIAGO Chile's state copper miner, Codelco, has submitted an environmental impact assessment of its plans to overhaul its aging Salvador deposit that would sharply increase its production and extend its life by 40 years.

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