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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 Over 20 thousand tickets already sold for Chile-Bolivia game

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20/05/09 - EMOL (Chile)

SANTIAGO.- 21,734 tickets have already been sold for the second-to-final home match of the Chilean National Soccer Team in the qualifying phase for the South Africa 2010 World Cup. On Wednesday, June 10 at 9:00 PM in the National Stadium, Chile goes up against Bolivia in what could potentially be a huge step for the National Team in their race to make it to South Africa. The tickets are on sale at Paris department stores in Iquique, La Serena, Viña del Mar, Valparaíso, Rancagua, Curicó, Talca, Concepción and Santiago; and are also available at the Feria del Disco in Antofagasta, La Serena, Viña del Mar, Rancagua, Talca, Chillán, Concepción, Temuco, Osorno and Puerto Montt. Ticket prices run from $9,800 pesos in the general stands to $143,800 in the "high pacific" seats. An additional 20% discount is offered if one purchases with the "Mas" card ($7.800 general). Chile goes up...

Ingles Davis Cup: Chile could face powerhouse countries like Switzerland, Serbia or France

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11/05/09 - EMOL (Chile)

LONDON.- Chile could face rivals like Switzerland, Serbia or France as a result of the drawing for the classification phase of the Davis Cup World Group tomorrow after not being included by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) today amongst those heading the series. Austria, Belgium, Brazil, France, India, Serbia, Sweden and Switzerland are scheduled to form part of the group of nations to be included in the London drawing to see which of the eight classified countries they will go up against: Chile, Ecuador, Italy, Holland, Romania, South Africa, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan. The most difficult rivals among the favorites are Switzerland (home of Roger Federer), Serbia (home of Novak Djokovic) and France (home of Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Gilles Simon and Gael Monfils). Chile -with Fernando González at ATP No.12 wordwide and Paul Capdeville at ATP No.80- has been left out of the seeds...

Ingles Panama to broaden market for Chilean meat

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24/04/09 - EMOL (Chile)

SANTIAGO.- The Panamanian Authority for Food Safety has authorized nine Chilean sheep and bovine meat packing companies for export to their country. The announcement was made today by representatives of the Ministry of Agriculture, who were informed by the Agricultural and Farming Service (SAG). "This information that we are sharing with the public today should fill all Chileans with pride, it confirms the professional excellence of those who work hard to ensure the high quality of our internationally recognized export products. This motivates us to continue along the same path that has converted Chile into a leader in food production and forestry", stated Minister of Agriculture Marigen Hornkohl. The official also shared positive information for Chilean foreign affairs: "I would also like to announce that SAG has confirmed 8 states in Brazil to be free of hoof and mouth disease with...

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 Claudio Bravo fears Uruguay: "They were the ones who came closest to defeating us"

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11/03/09 - EMOL (Chile)

SANTIAGO.- The official website of FIFA often dedicates articles to players, coaches, clubs and national teams. This week, it was Uruguay's turn. The nation's soccer team is scheduled to go up against Chile on April 2nd during the World Cup qualifying matches. The captain of the Chilean national team, Claudio Bravo, was among those interviewed for the page and spoke well of the Uruguayans while remembering his team's match against them in Montevideo during the initial phase. "We already faced them and they were the ones who came closest to defeating us. It is logical; they have exceptional forwards that are fast and explosive. It is a very dangerous team", stated the Chilean goalkeeper. The site also includes a statement made by Marcelo Bielsa, who also praised the Uruguayan squad the night before the 2-2 match, stating "the current team for Uruguay is the closest...

Ingles Prince Charles to carry out eventful environmental agenda during visit to Chile

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06/03/09 - EMOL (Chile)

SANTIAGO.- During what the government considers to be a historic visit, Prince Charles of England will arrive in Chile on Sunday along with his wife, the Duchess of Cornwall, Camilla Parker. The official agenda for the visit, which will last until March 11th, was published today on the British Embassy's website. On Monday, the prince will place a floral offering at the monument of Libertador Bernardo O´Higgins. He will then be taken to the La Moneda Presidential Palace, where he will meet with President Michelle Bachelet. Later, the prince will head to Parque Bustamante to participate in an event to mark the launch of the National Campaign for Energy Efficiency. That same day, the Prince of Wales will visit the Joint Center for Peace Operations in Chile, while the Duchess of Cornwall will attend a presentation by the Foundation of Youth and Children's Orchestras. In the...

Ingles Universidad de Chile arrives in Brazil to play first match of Copa Libertadores

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24/02/09 - EMOL (Chile)

SANTIAGO.- The Universidad de Chile soccer team has arrived in Brazil. The players, led by Sergio Markarían arrived in Porto Alegre to play their first match of the group phase of the Copa Libertadores tournament. The team will go up against Gremio tomorrow at 9:50 PM in group 7 of the continental championship. The squad is confidently facing the challenge, especially following their performance in the local and pre-libertadores tournaments. "Obviously, we are going to play with our teeth clenched. They are a great team and historically they have always been difficult to overcome; and we somehow or another have to break their spell and score at least one point", José Rojas told Radio Cooperativa. The Universidad de Chile has this morning to rest, but will begin training this afternoon, when the coach will confirm the eleven starter players that will take the field for...

Ingles Chile's Economic Climate Index worsens

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18/02/09 - EMOL (Chile)

RIO DE JANEIRO.- Chile maintained at sixth place in the regional Economic Climate Index (ICE) of Latin America for the month of January. Despite its rise in the ranking, the actual index declined from 4.7 points in October to 4.3 points in January, taking into consideration the average of the past four trimesters. According to the trimester study conducted by the Brazilian Foundation Getulio Vargas and by the IFO institute of the University of Munich, the Economic Climate Index (ICE) for Latin America was at 2.9 points in January; it's lowest since January of 1990. According to the ICE average for the past four trimesters, the country in the best position continues to be Uruguay, with an indicator of 7.4 points through October, which dropped to 6.6 in January. In the next four spots are Peru (6.3 points), Brazil (5.2 points), Paraguay (4.8 points) and Colombia (4.3 points). In sixth...

Ingles Bachelet remembers pilot as "a great man and a grand professional"

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17/02/09 - EMOL (Chile)

SANTIAGO.- At 11:40 A.M. on the dot and dressed in black, President Michelle Bachelet arrived to the San Miguel Church of the Armed Forces of Chile (FACh), interrupting her vacation at Lake Caburgua in order to accompany the family of Commander Eduardo Canala. The man died Sunday while piloting a helicopter headed to fight a forest fire in Chanco in the Seventh Region. "I would like to express my condolences to the 13 families affected by this tragedy", stated the President upon arrival at the mass where she was welcomed by the FACh Commander in Chief, Ricardo Ortega. The Head of State remembered the pilot as "a great man and a grand professional". She went on to comment that on the last flight taken with Canala and the presidential delegation to Brazil "we said goodbye to him and wished him the very best at the War Academy, where he was planning to study", stated Bachelet. Minister of...