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Chile's President Pinera seeks Constitutional Court help to head off pensions bill

23 Nov 2020

SANTIAGO Chilean President Sebastian Pinera said on Sunday his government would appeal to the country's Constitutional Court to halt an opposition measure aimed at allowing citizens to draw down a second installment from their privately held pensions.

Opposites attract: Wild and captive jaguars mate in Argentina to save species

19 Nov 2020

SANTIAGO/BUENOS AIRES Conservationists are taking an unorthodox approach to save jaguars from dying out in Argentina's northern forests: matchmaking a captive female with a wild male.

Exclusive: Chile health minister hopes Biden victory will help avoid vaccine 'trade war'

14 Nov 2020

SANTIAGO Joe Biden's win in the U.S. election is raising hopes in Latin America that a war over medical supplies at the start of the COVID-19 outbreak will not be repeated once vaccines are approved for use, Chile's health minister told Reuters on Friday.

Bolivia restores ties with Iran, Venezuela after socialists return to power

12 Nov 2020

LA PAZ Bolivia's new president, Luis Arce, has moved swiftly to restore ties with Iran and Venezuela, receiving the credentials of ambassadors from the two countries on Wednesday, just three days after his socialist party retook the reins of power.

Prolonged pandemic still 'biggest risk to Chilean financial system' - central bank

11 Nov 2020

SANTIAGO, Nov 11 The continuing coronavirus pandemic poses the most significant risk to Chile's financial system as institutions' capacity to take mitigating action diminishes, the country's Central Bank warned in a report on Wednesday.

Chilean lawmakers help pensions withdrawal plan over first hurdle

11 Nov 2020

SANTIAGO, Nov 10 Chilean lawmakers on Tuesday passed by a large majority a bill allowing citizens to withdraw a second 10% tranche from their privately held pensions.

CORRECTED (OFFICIAL)-Chilean president hails Pfizer success, and his country's vaccine purchase agreement

10 Nov 2020

SANTIAGO, Nov 9 Chile's President Sebastian Pinera said on Monday his country was in a "privileged and opportune" position to be able to roll out a COVID-19 vaccination campaign early next year after Pfizer Inc announced an experimental vaccine that was more than 90% effective.

Chile, Peru green-light AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine trials

05 Nov 2020

SANTIAGO Chilean President Sebastian Pinera said on Wednesday the country's health regulator had given the go-ahead for clinical trials of AstraZeneca PLC's COVID-19 vaccine.

Chilean president says regulators okay AstraZeneca COVID vaccine trial

05 Nov 2020

SANTIAGO, Nov 4 Chilean President Sebastian Pinera said on Wednesday the country's health regulators had given the go-ahead to a clinical trial of the AstraZeneca PLC COVID-19 vaccine.

UPDATE 1-Chile's economic activity sinks 5.3% in September - central bank

02 Nov 2020

SANTIAGO, Nov 2 Chile's economic activity sank 5.3% in September year-on-year but grew 5.1% from the previous month, the central bank said on Monday, as the world's no. 1 copper producer emerged from the worst period of the coronavirus pandemic.

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