Fernando Almeda, who moved to south- central Chile’s Curico valley from his native Spain two decades ago to pursue his love of winemaking, says the Andean nation is a paradise for vintners. Its Mediterranean-like climate is well suited to growing grapes, while the Andes mountain range to the east and Atacama Desert to the north provide natural barriers against pests.
Sebastian Pinera ’s first bill as a Chilean senator 20 years ago aimed to protect the environment. He later created an island nature reserve. Now president, he may oversee approval of a $7 billion project that would flood Patagonian valleys and stretch cables across protected forests.
Chilean President Sebastian Pinera ’s approval rating rose to the highest since taking office in March after his government rescued 33 miners trapped underground for more than two months, research group Adimark GfK said.
Chilean President Sebastian Pinera ’s approval surged to the highest level since he took office in March because of his handling of the search and rescue of 33 miners trapped in an underground mine in the Atacama Desert.
Chilean President Sebastian Pinera is gaining popularity from his efforts to free 33 trapped copper miners as he asks lawmakers to limit tax increases on companies such as BHP Billiton Ltd . and Xstrata Plc .
Chilean Energy Minister Fernando Echeverria’s resignation last night over a conflict of interest after being named to the position July 18 by President Sebastian Pinera may be “costly” and betrays “trend of rushing rather than paying attention to detail,” according to two analysts.