Category Archives: Chile

Water Struggle in Chile

Chile is going through a water struggle with the advent of recent natural calamities namely the drought and floods this year. Flash floods in the Andes caused contamination of Santiago’s water supplies as the river Maipo was muddied leading to … Continue reading

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Entrepreneurship and Latin America

Entrepreneurship is an interesting phenomenon that has revolutionized many economies and become a mainstream policy objective for most countries. Research indicates that Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs) tend to constitute 95-99% of the business activity in any economy. In fact, over … Continue reading

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Strike Continues in San Antonio, Chile

The strike that began two weeks ago in response to changes in worker policy continues in Puerto Central in San Antonio, impeding fruit handling and other traffic in and out of the port and resulting in what the workers spokesperson, … Continue reading

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The Pacific Alliance

On January 30th, the Presidents of the Pacific Alliance’s Member States agreed to liberalize intra-trade by 90% by March 31st. The move would bring tariffs down to a mere 10%, a significant reduction in the region given the rising protectionism … Continue reading

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The Falklands/Malvinas Question

On January 3rd, Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner addressed a letter to British Prime Minister David Cameron calling on the United Kingdom to return the Falkland Islands (in Spanish, Islas Malvinas) to Argentina. According to Ms. Fernandez, the letter was … Continue reading

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South America Integration: Practical Initiative

The social and economic integration of South America has been marked by the inception of different trade blocs. Among them, the Comunidad Andina (ANCOM), created in 1969, seeks to establish a common market between Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. Another … Continue reading

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Non-Conventional Renewable Energy Resources in Chile

Chile has recently taken an important step towards the increase of its capacity of non-conventional renewable energy resources (Energias Renovables No Convencionales – ENRC): the Environmental Commission of Coquimbo has approved the Environmental Impact Statement of the Punta Sierra project, the … Continue reading

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