Chilean Navy Sailors Accused of Secretly Filming Female Crewmates

SANTIAGO, Dec 29 (Reuters) - Chilean authorities said on Thursday they are investigating allegations that female sailors were secretly videotaped in their quarters on a naval vessel and that those images were then shared via social media by other crew members. The Navy detained the sailors accused of secretly recording their female counterparts. It said "it roundly rejects … [Read more...]

Chile Plans New Port, Seeks To Boost Innovation

SANTIAGO, May 16 (Reuters) - Chile president Michelle Bachelet said on Friday her center-left government was planning the development of a "big scale" port in the center of the copper-exporting country. Bachelet also estimated about $1 billion would be allocated to foster innovation in the Andean country over the next four years as she presented a batch of pro-growth plans … [Read more...]

Chile Assesses Damage After Massive Quake, Tsunami

By Anthony Esposito and Rosalba O'Brien SANTIAGO, April 2 (Reuters) - Chilean authorities on Wednesday were assessing the damage from a massive earthquake that struck off the northern coast, causing a small tsunami, but the impact looked mostly limited. Over 900,000 people who evacuated the country's low-lying coastal areas returned home on Wednesday morning after … [Read more...]

Most Chilean Ports Back to Normal, But Strike Resumption Possible

Reuters - Most ports in Chile were returning to normal operations on Saturday after an extended strike that slammed the No. 1 copper producer's exports. However, the central port of San Antonio remained closed, a union leader told Reuters on Saturday night. If workers at San Antonio do not reach a deal by Tuesday, the rest of the port workers will resume their strike in … [Read more...]

Chile Port Strike Widens

Bloomberg - Chile’s port strike is expanding and costs are mounting, prompting the government to warn it threatens to trigger shortages of basic goods and drive up prices. State-owned copper miner Codelco, fruit growers and the nation’s second-largest pulp exporterEmpresas CMPC SA (CMPC) all say protesters are blocking their shipments. Supplies of coal, which … [Read more...]