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Chile’s President Bachelet with 24% Approval Ratings after Forest Fires Crisis

EspañolChile President Michelle Bachelet has lost significant popularity following the wildfires that ravaged the country the last two months. Bachelet’s approval rating fell four points in February, according to the survey Adimark, meaning only 23 percent approve of her job in office. According to the study center, negative ratings of Bachelet’s job in office could Read on PanAm ... Read More

Chilean Police Raid Odebrecht Offices in Bribes Probe

EspañolChilean investigative officers searched the offices of Brazilian construction company Odebrecht in Santiago March 1 as part of an investigation into the company’s alleged bribes to obtain public contracts. The same scandal that is taking place in several Latin American countries also arrived in Chile this last month due to allegations of irregular contributions to political Read on PanAm Post ... Read More

Chilean Ex-President Piñera Denounces “Dirty Campaign” to Block His Candidacy

Español Sebastián Piñera, Chile‘s former president, accused his political opponents of waging a “dirty campaign” against him to prevent his presidential candidacy. These statements were related to the Exalmar case where a prosecutor has accused Sebastián’s son of having knowledge of an investment analysis made by the company Bancard with regard to Read on PanAm ... Read More

Notary and Recorder Monopolies in Chile

Notaries (notarías) and notarial services are vastly different in Chile than they are in places like the United States. A notary designation is not easy to get in Chile, and a notary does far more than just verify the veracity of the signer. In many cases, notaries offer legal advice, too, the liability associated with ... Read More

Cuba Blocks Daughter of Chilean Ex-President Aylwin from Traveling to Award Ceremony

EspañolDaughter of former Chilean President Patricio Aylwin said she was prevented from flying from the Santiago airport to Havana, Cuba this week. Matiana Aylwin, also a former Minister of Education, said that when she arrived at the counter of Copa Airlines, she was informed there was an entrance prohibition filed by the Cuban government. Read Read on PanAm ... Read More

Overview of Nightlife and Activities for Younger People

There are many reasons to live in Santiago: jobs, business and networking, modernity, large First World areas, great medical care, extensive and modern shopping, amusement parks, bowling, golf, international access/airport hub and access to language schools or many people that speak English. Other than work and business, Viña del Mar can tick most of those boxes, ... Read More

Italy Sentences Ex-Military Officers from Uruguay, Chile, Bolivia, Peru for Crimes of State Terror

EspañolRome officials have sentenced eight people from Bolivia, Chile, Peru and Uruguay to life in prison for the deaths of 20 Italians during the Cóndor Plan in Latin America between the 1970s and ’80s. Twenty-seven soldiers were sentenced in total, of which two were Chilean (Hernán Jerónimo Ramírez and Rafael Ahumada Valderrama), one Read on PanAm Post ... Read More