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  • July 24, 2015

    Chile wins race to cohost gamma ray telescopes

    Chile is set to jointly host the world’s largest array of gamma ray telescopes.

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  • June 3, 2015

    Giant new telescope set to break ground in Chile later this year

    The world's soon-to-be largest optical telescope is coming together.

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  • June 3, 2015

    Chile aiming to be the source of all Apple’s hardware power

    With Apple regularly attempting to clean up its image of manufacturing, both figuratively and literally, the South American nation of Chile believes it can court the company as the source of all its future clean, rare-earth minerals.

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  • June 3, 2015

    Chile approves 201-MW wind project in Araucania

    Chile's environmental authorities have approved a 201.3-MW wind project proposed by local firm Consorcio Eolico San Gabriel SpA in the La Araucania region. The project, worth USD 300 million (EUR 270.1m), comprises 61 wind turbines of 3.3 MW planned for installation in the Renaico municipality.

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  • December 5, 2014

    Enel Green Power starts up 99MW wind farm in Chile

    Italy's Enel Green Power started up the 99MW Taltal wind farm in Chile. The US$190mn park will generate approximately 300GWh/y, the company said in a release.

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  • December 5, 2014

    Chile raises $2 bln in sovereign debt issue

    Chile raised $2 billion via a double bond placement on Wednesday, which Finance Minister Alberto Arenas said was the country's biggest sovereign issue since it returned to democracy and international debt markets in 1990.

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  • December 5, 2014

    Chile to Have Free Higher Education by 2016

    Chile’s Minister of Interior Rodrigo Peñailillo announced Thursday that university education will be free by 2016. “In March 2016 we will start with the free higher education, now that we have the resources [to implement the reform], as we approved the fiscal reform,” said Peñailillo.

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  • November 15, 2014

    Chile and China; Food and drink draw two regions together

    A FEW YEARS ago some Chinese oenologists with almost no Spanish arrived in one of Chile’s most prestigious wine regions, the Colchagua Valley, to buy a vineyard. They were from Cofco, a big state-owned Chinese food and drink manufacturer whose Great Wall wines are quaffed by the country’s aspirant middle classes.

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