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Ingles Minister of Foreign Affairs: Chile will request explanations from Brazil and Argentina

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27/05/09 - EMOL (Chile)

SANTIAGO.- Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mariano Fernández, confirmed this morning that the Chilean government has decided to ask for explanations from the ambassadors of Brazil and Argentina after the diplomats from both nations issued statements in Lima in favor of Peru's maritime claim at The Hague. Fernández stated that "the affirmations made by the ambassadors in a regional capital surprised me, since ambassadors generally act upon instructions", reported Radio Cooperativa. The minister also said that as the head of Chilean diplomacy he has information regarding the stance of the governmental administrations lead by Lula Da Silva and Cristina Fernández concerning the dispute between Chile and Peru at The Hague International Court. Furthermore, he also reiterated the statements made yesterday by the Minister of Government Affairs, José Antonio Viera-Gallo, who contended that in...

Ingles National women's volleyball team takes third place in Copa Latina

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18/05/09 - EMOL (Chile)

SANTIAGO.- Despite having the public against them at the Manuel Bonilla Collisseum in Lima, the Chilean women's volleyball team managed to triumph and then secure a very tough win against Colombia to take third place in the 2009 Copa Latina tournament. During their fourth match in the international championship in the Peruvian capital, Hugo Jáuregui's squad played well, but secured the match only during the tie-break phase. During the first part, the Chilean team dominated the Colombian players. In the second part of the match however, the tide turned. In the third portion of the match, Chile gained steam and pulled ahead. Colombia, however was able to step up their game once again, leaving the score at 2-2. The teams were forced to go head to head in the tie break phase, with Chile finally securing the win. The players will now return to Santiago before making their way...

Ingles "Papelucho" to be released in theaters in Mexico, U.S.A. and Canada

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08/05/09 - EMOL (Chile)

LOS ANGELES.- The popular cartoon character "Papelucho", created by writer Marcela Paz and taken to the big screen by Director Alejandro Rojas, will be seen in North American theatres now that Mexican distributor Gussi has acquired the rights to the film. According to Variety, the animated film, which attracted close to 200 thousand audience members in Chile, was acquired through FilmSharks International – a Latin American company in charge of selling the film's rights abroad. The feature-length film also has been signed to make its way to Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador and the Middle East, thanks to operations with film distributors Impacto Cine, EuroCine, Escalon Films and Media International Pictures. FilmSharks also managed to sell the film's rights of "Desierto Sur", by Shawn Garry, to the FiGa Films distributor, which plans to show the movie at a maximum of...

Ingles Barrick Gold to construct gold mine in Pascua Lama

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07/05/09 - EMOL (Chile)

TORONTO.- Following a tax agreement that was reached between Argentina and Chile, the Canadian mining company Barrick Gold Corp announced today that it will be going ahead with the construction of a mining project in Pascua Lama, which will produce an average of between 750,000 and 800,000 ounces of gold per year. The company added that the project would begin towards the end of 2012 and said that production would commence during the beginning of 2013. Barrick also indicated that Pascua Lama, located some 5,500 meters above sea level on the Argentina-Chile border, would also produce an average of 35 million ounces of silver per year once it entered into full operation. The company estimates that construction costs for the project will be between US$ 2.8 and US$ 3 billion dollars, for which the corporation has already begun negotiations to obtain US$ 1 billion dollars in...

Ingles Chilean rock group The Ganjas launches record

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30/04/09 - EMOL (Chile)

SANTIAGO.– The trend of free music downloads continues to grow in Chile. This time the space- psychedelic rock group The Ganjas has joined the movement. As part of the "Free the music" campaign supported by Levi's brand, the group has made their music free and available to the public on the website, including an exclusive advance release of five songs from their newest album "Loose". The songs available are "Modern man", "Revelate", "Motoqueiro", "The cut" and the title song "Loose", new songs from the record that the band is set to launch tonight. "Loose" is the fourth album put out over the considerable trajectory of The Ganjas, a group that formed in 2001 and hailed as one of the top bands of a generation of independent rockers who began to make appearances at the beginning of the decade. "Loose" was mastered in Argentina and includes 11 new songs that the group has...

Ingles Chile hailed as "big winner" in most recent round of World Cup Qualifying matches

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02/04/09 - EMOL (Chile)

SANTIAGO.- Despite a tie with Uruguay, the three points the Chilean national soccer team obtained in Lima were enough for the squad to be hailed as the big winner of the most recent round of qualifying matches. The team has not only done well because it is now one of the three teams to gain four points in this session, along with Brazil and Uruguay, but Chile was the only team of the four currently within the direct qualifying zone that managed to move up a position. Before the most recent matches, "La Roja" was in fourth place, with the same amount of points as Argentina, but below them considering the difference in goals. Today, the Chilean national team is positioned at number three. They have one point more than Argentina, which is in fourth place today after being defeated yesterday by Bolivia. Argentina is one point behind Chile and two ahead of Uruguay, which is...

Ingles Poll reveals that 28% of Chileans have fallen asleep at least once at work

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12/03/09 - EMOL (Chile)

SANTIAGO.- According to a poll taken by, in honor of World Sleep day this coming Saturday, 28% of Chileans admit to having fallen asleep at least once at work. Six thousand people from four countries in Latin America were asked, "Have you ever fallen asleep at work?". The country with the drowsiest workforce was Peru, where 32% said yes, followed by Chile and further down on the list by Mexico and Argentina. The majority of those polled stated that they had fallen asleep at their desks, although the most common location indicated by Argentines was the bathroom. "Low productivity and a lack of concentration are direct consequences of sleep deprivation. Workers should get an adequate amount of rest, because if they do not, their performance and health will be gravely affected", stated Juan Pablo Swett, General Director of the website Swett...
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Ingles Former Chilean Minister of Defense may have been spied on by Argentine

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23/02/09 - EMOL (Chile)

MONTEVIDEO. - Chilean authorities requested information from Uruguayan courts to confirm whether or not former Argentine agent Iván Velásquez –currently incarcerated in Montevideo- hacked into emails belonging to the government, and to possibly request his extradition. According to the periodical, “El Observador”, former Minister of Defense Jaime Ravinet could be among the Chilean government officials who were targeted for illegal surveillance, as well as the Chilean ambassadors to Colombia: Gustavo Ayares; Cuba: Gabriel Gaspar Tapia; Croatia: Francisco Devia and the OAS representative for Santiago: Carlos Portales. Velásquez is in custody in Montevideo for having accessed private police information. Furthermore, an investigation performed by IT professionals discovered that he may have also accessed other email accounts in Chile. The Argentine national...

Ingles Bachelet to meet with Néstor Kirchner

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12/11/08 - EMOL (Chile)

SANTIAGO.- Former President of Argentina Néstor Kirchner is to arrive in Chile tomorrow after accepting an invitation from socialist senator Carlos Ominami and will meet with President Michelle Bachelet. Kirchner will participate in a forum that has been organized by Chile 21 and will attend a dinner party at La Moneda where he will hold a private conversation with President Bachelet. Political sources have indicated that Kirchner and Bachelet may discuss one of the pending items on the Latin American agenda, the Secretariat General of the United South American Nations (UNASUR). Bachelet –who is serving as the temporary president of UNASUR- has been seeking consensus with regards to who will be designated as the Secretary General, with Kirchner being a possible candidate. Nevertheless, the stance taken by Uruguay has caused problems for this possibility after the nation made...

Ingles Nicolás Massú drops to 84th in ATP ranking

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27/10/08 - EMOL (Chile)

To see international photos, click here SANTIAGO.- After his absence from the challenger tournament in Argentina, Chilean tennis player Nicolás Massú has slid in the ATP ranking. Chile's number two tennis player dropped to Nº84 in the official roster after he was unable to take to the court in Buenos Aires due to stomach problems. Nevertheless, the Viña del Mar native has confirmed his participation in the Cali Challenger in Colombia, where he will have another opportunity to move up in the world ranking. Meanwhile, Fernando González has registered no change in his position and continues at Nº 13. After bidding farewell to the Paris-Bercie Masters Series, the La Reina native opted to take a vacation and return on November 20th for his pre-season training. Paul Capedeville continues at Nº 117 of the ranking and will begin his participation at the Cali Challenger this...