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Rosalba O'Brien

No hike in Argentine defense spending despite sub tragedy: senator

Dec 01 2017

NEW YORK Argentina will not increase defense spending, despite the loss of a submarine with 44 crew aboard that has sparked criticism of the state of its armed forces, a close ally of President Mauricio Macri said on Friday.

U.S. VP Pence urges Latin American nations to isolate North Korea

Aug 16 2017

SANTIAGO U.S. Vice President Mike Pence urged Brazil, Peru, Chile, and Mexico to break ties with North Korea on Wednesday, adding that "all options" are on the table with regards to the Asian state. | Video

Pence urges Latin American nations to isolate North Korea

Aug 16 2017

SANTIAGO U.S. Vice President Mike Pence urged Brazil, Peru, Chile, and Mexico to break ties with North Korea on Wednesday, adding that "all options" are on the table with regards to the Asian state.

Latin America falling behind in tech: U.N. regional head

Aug 11 2017

SANTIAGO Latin America is falling behind other parts of the world in developing new technology, with a lack of urgency from its governments holding it back, the head of the region's economic arm for the United Nations said.

Chile finance minister Valdes sees economy rebounding

Aug 09 2017

SANTIAGO Chile's economy is likely to gain significant momentum in coming months and register growth in the last quarter of 3 percent, propelled by a recovery in mining investment and improved trade within South America, the finance minister said on Wednesday.

Chileans want change, says presidential hopeful Guillier

Aug 08 2017

SANTIAGO Alejandro Guillier, the Chilean center-left's best hope to succeed President Michelle Bachelet next year, said investors could be assured he would stick to the "rules of the game" if elected, but that Chileans were demanding real change.

Quake shakes Chilean capital Santiago, no damage seen

Aug 02 2017

SANTIAGO An earthquake shook buildings and woke people in the Chilean capital Santiago before dawn on Wednesday, though there were no initial reports of damage or casualties.

Sierra Gorda to turn profit in 3-4 years as copper output rises: KGHM CEO

Jul 27 2017

SANTIAGO Polish miner KGHM's flagship international asset, the Sierra Gorda copper mine in Chile, should produce more than 100,000 tonnes of copper this year and could be profitable in three to four years, the chief executive said Thursday.

Exclusive: China's GSR eyes substantial stake in $9 billion Chilean lithium miner SQM - sources

Jul 05 2017

SANTIAGO/HONG KONG Chinese private equity firm GSR Capital is looking to buy a substantial holding in Chile's Sociedad Quimica Y Minera (SQM), one of the world's biggest lithium producers, according to two sources with knowledge of the matter.

Amazon eyes Patagonia data center as Chile expands fiber optic network

Jun 06 2017

SANTIAGO Chile is looking at expanding its undersea fiber optic network across the Pacific Ocean to China and south to Patagonia, a project that has attracted interest from international companies including Amazon, the government said on Tuesday.

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