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Ingles Chile ties with Belgium at last Kirin Cup match

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29/05/09 - EMOL (Chile)

SANTIAGO.- The Chilean national soccer team has left much to speculation regarding their upcoming World Cup qualifying matches after a 1-1 tie today against Belgium at their last match at the Kirin Cup in Japan. At the event, which was the team's last game before they face Paraguay and Bolivia, Marcelo Bielsa's players once again failed to close out the match and was plagued by defensive errors. The outcome has led to some concern since several of the players that were placed as starters today are also scheduled to take the field against Paraguay. The scoreboard was marked first by the Belgians with a goal by Kevin Roelandts at the 15 minute mark. Later, the game was tied when Universidad Católica player Gary Medel scored a point for Chile. The match marked the second time Chile and Belgium have faced each other. The first occasion was in 1960, as preparation for...

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 "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 Military official arrested during operation to disband car theft ring

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23/04/09 - EMOL (Chile)

SANTIAGO.- 12 people, including one Army sergeant, have been detained in police operations seeking to disband an international organization dedicated to stealing vehicles from the eastern sector of Santiago, clearing their documents and then reselling them in Bolivia. Case sources have indicated that the leaders of the organization are 27 year-old Marcelo Pérez Morales, 21-year old Carlos Martínez Jara, 27 year-old Jocelyn Herrera Tranamil and 46 year-old Óscar Véliz Haysanglay, who were arrested at several residences in Quinta Normal. Meanwhile, the military official was identified as 21 year-old Rodrigo Arias Osorio, who had been one of the individuals in charge of transporting the vehicles to Bolivia. Police have declined to identify which work unit the man is from. Commander Jorge Ramírez, who is the Chief of Vehicle Reports and Searches (SEBV) told Emol that the...

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 Ministry of Health confirms four cases of dengue fever in Chile

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26/02/09 - EMOL (Chile)

SANTIAGO.- The Ministry of Health (Minsal) has confirmed four cases of dengue fever so far during 2009. According to Radio Cooperativa, the Minsal has said that those suffering from the illness pose no threat to the rest of the population, since dengue fever can only be spread by way of mosquitoes carrying the disease and cannot be passed from person to person. The latest confirmed case was reported in Arica and involves a Chilean national that traveled to Bolivia. Epidemiologist Juan Jorge Silva explained that dengue fever is not easy to diagnose due to the rare nature of the illness, which is also why a vaccination does not exist within the healthcare system to treat it. Furthermore, Silva indicated that dengue fever can be fatal if it causes a hemorrhaging within the central nervous system. Since 2004, there have be 74 reports of people infected with dengue fever, all of whom...

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 New photos of Bachelet and Fidel Castro released

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17/02/09 - EMOL (Chile)

SANTIAGO.- The main newspapers of Havana displayed on their front covers today new photos of President Michelle Bachelet with former Cuban ruler Fidel Castro, five days after the inciting of a controversy over his public support of Bolivia's claim to a corridor of land to the Pacific Ocean. The "Granma" and "Juventud Rebelde" dailies printed four photographs in which both leaders are standing upright, posing with smiles beside one another. Hours after receiving Bachelet's visit last Thursday, Castro released an article in which he affirms that Chile "snatched from Bolivia" more than a decade ago "the maritime coast that gave them ample access to the Pacific Ocean". The statement provoked protests from both the current administration and the opposition...

Ingles Foreign Minister: The International community will not stand for attack on UN headquarters

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15/01/09 - EMOL (Chile)

SANTIAGO.- Chancellor Alejandro Foxley expressed his regrets regarding the Israeli attack on the UN aid building located in the City of Gaza and has called for a prompt cease-fire. “Obviously, these acts will not be tolerated by the international community and there needs to be more pressure for both sides to sit down at a table and negotiate”, he stated. Foxley stated that “the situation in Gaza has been unacceptable for several days”, and said that it is “absolutely necessary” for Chile to support the stance of the United Nations Security Council with regards to reaching an agreement that , “will allow some room for rational conversation about a solution that really addresses the Palestinian problem and the integrity of Israeli territory”. The minister denied that the government is considering breaking off diplomatic relations with Israel as Bolivia did when...

Ingles Bolivia repatriates body of Chilean victim of Hugo Banzer military dictatorship

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16/12/08 - EMOL (Chile)

SANTIAGO. - The Bolivian Forensics Investigations Institute has turned over the remains of three victims of the military dictatorship of Hugo Banzer, including those of Chilean national Agustín Carrillo Carrasco, who served in the army led by Ernesto “Che” Guevara, as well as Argentine national Óscar Pérez and Bolivian citizen Jaime Virrueta. According to evidence collected during the investigation, Carrillo was a miner in the southern part of the country and on his way through Bolivia, enlisted in the National Liberation Army. According to Radio Cooperativa, Carillo disappeared on July 26th of 1972 after being captured and was later executed. The three bodies were exhumed from the mausoleum of the Association for Relatives of Martyred and Disappeared Prisoners for the Liberation in La Paz and were identified by a genetic exam. “(The identification was done by...