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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 Chile signs energy agreement with France

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29/05/09 - EMOL (Chile)

PARIS.- As part of President Michelle Bachelet's official visit to France, the nation has signed two energy agreements with Chile for the development of Non-Conventional Renewable Energies (NCRE). The Chilean Minister of Energy, Marcelo Tokman, and the French head of Ecology, Energy and Territorial Planning, Hubert Falco, signed a specific agreement concerning renewable energies, as well as a letter of intent specifying the conditions of the collaboration. The pact establishes measures for cooperation between the French Environment and Energy Management Agency (ADEME) and the Chilean Center for Renewable Energies. The agreement hopes to promote energy diversification, as well as generation through alternative sources and the development of non-conventional renewable energies. The initiative also establishes support for resource cadastres and power measurements for alternative...

Ingles Marine guard involved in incident in Canada resumes naval duties

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28/05/09 - EMOL (Chile)

SANTIAGO.- One week after arriving in Chile and spending a few days with his family, Esmeralda ship marine guard Jaime Hott appeared before the Navy today. At the beginning of May of this year, Hott was arrested by the Canadian police force and accused of boarding a yacht without permission and physically assaulting a couple in the port of Quebec. Capitan Richard Bergqvist, of the communications department for the First Zone in Valparaíso, has stated that Hott "is serving in the area administrated by the sector", where "he will continue to complete his duties as normal until proceedings have finished and will (at the same time) be issuing appropriate statements for the investigation", that is currently in progress. "He is going to stay here until the process has concluded and his place in the naval force will be defined following the investigation" stated Capitan Bergqvist,...

Ingles Los Jaivas perform in Beijing

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28/05/09 - EMOL (Chile)

BEIJING.- The unmistakable mix of electric guitars and Latin American folkloric instruments played by Los Jaivas resounded loudly today during the group's first concert ever in China in its 46-year trajectory. Los Jaivas, which is one of the bands invited this year to the world music festival "Meet in Beijing", cracked jokes about the rain that was falling on the Chinese capital city and performed an extensive repertoire of songs during their performance in the Yanqing district. "We are excited to discover this immense world", stated pianist Claudio Parra. Parra reminded the press that the group has played in other greatly symbolic locations, such as Machu Picchu, Torres del Paine and Easter Island, which is why he hopes that the group will be allowed to perform at the Great Wall during their time in Asia. The pianist stressed that the group's presence in China shows that Chile is...

Ingles Chile to host its own solar-powered vehicle race

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27/05/09 - EMOL (Chile)

SANTIAGO.- As a pioneer event in Latin America, "La Ruta Solar" race has emerged as way of resolving future needs for clean energy transport. The initiative, which is being promoted by engineers at the Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María, hopes to bring participants from all over the continent to a competition between vehicles that run on human and solar energy. Inspired by the World Solar Challenge (WSC), Eduardo Soto and Leandro Valencia are heading the multi-disciplinary team that will hold and event that, until now, has never taken place in Latin America. At its initial debut in Chile, the objective of the "La Ruta Solar" race will be to cover Route 68 in hopes that solar energy will become a solution for future transportation problems in Latin America. "La Ruta Solar" seeks to serve as an international model for developing awareness about solar energy and bring it...

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 González continues to advance at Roland Garros tournament

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27/05/09 - EMOL (Chile)

SANTIAGO.- Without even dishevelling his hair, Chile's number one tennis player, Fernándo González, made it through to the third round of the Roland Garros tournament. While González easily defeated Czech player Jiri Vanek on Monday (6-3, 6-2 and 6-3), today he continued his impressive game play. The Chilean athlete defeated Portuguese national Rui Machado in only 1 hour and 24 minutes with a scoreboard identical to his winning match on Monday. Five break points allowed González to cement his victory: one in the first set, and two in the second and third set. The Chilean tennis star, who closed out his match against Machado by breaking his serve with a crossed backhand, will play in the third round against the winner of the match today between Marat Safin (seeded number 20 in the Paris Grand Slam tournament) against French player Josselin Ouanna (ATP No.134). With today's...
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Ingles Government on purchase of F-16 planes: "There is still road to cover"

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26/05/09 - EMOL (Chile)

SANTIAGO.- "There is nothing new". This was the emphatic statement made by government spokesperson Carolina Tohá while mentioning the press reports indicating that Chile and Holland may have reached the beginnings of an agreement for the purchase of eighteen F-16 planes. "What has happened is simply that the process has continued. Stages have been fulfilled, but the process still has a lot of road to cover and is moving along normally. There is nothing new to say about it, simply that the process is moving along as planned", stated the spokesperson for La Moneda. Tohá also asked the public not to jump to "other conclusions". Nevertheless, reports yesterday indicated that the Undersecretary of Dutch Defense, Jack de Vries, sent a letter to the Parliament of his country confirming the agreement with Chile made for the F-16 planes, which is necessary to complete the...

Ingles Enríquez-Ominami: The Concertación is considering replacing Frei

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26/05/09 - EMOL (Chile)

SANTIAGO.- Presidential candidate Marco Enríquez Ominami stated today that the Concertación is considering replacing DC senator Eduardo Frei as their official candidate if he does not manage to shorten the gap between him and his opponent, Sebastián Piñera. "The Concertación has already begun talking about what will happen if Frei does not move up in the polls; that they might have to start thinking about another candidate, such as Minister of Finance Andrés Velasco", Enríquez stated during a press conference abroad. The socialist deputy admitted that he is "satisfied" with the current internal discord that is taking place within the Concertación because it could contribute to a generational renovation of the coalition that has governed Chile since the end of the military regime. Nevertheless, the politician assured that his "ideological home is with the Socialist Party",...

Ingles Roland Garros tournament drawing comes out favorable for Chile

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22/05/09 - EMOL (Chile)

SANTIAGO/ PARIS.- The Chilean tennis players at the Roland Garros tournament enjoyed a beneficial drawing, although two of them could face each other during the third round. Fernando González (ATP No.12) will face a player from the qualifiers, Paul Capdeville (ATP No.76) will go up against Argentine player Diego Junqueira (ATP No.79) and Nicolás Massú (ATP No.122) will play against Austrian player Daniel Koellerer (ATP No.81). Capdeville and Massú could face each other during the third round, although the Santiago native will have to defeat a rival that he just recently lost to in Kitzbühel before going up against Russian national Nikolay Davydenko (ATP No.10) and Austrian player Stefan Koubek. Meanwhile, Massú and Koellerer faced each other in Kitzbühel in 2005, where the Viña del Mar native triumphed by 7-6(5) and 7-5. If he moves on to the next round, he will...
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