Chile central bank increases benchmark interest rate to 0.75%

FILE PHOTO: A security worker guards an entry of the Chilean Central Bank building in downtown Santiago, Chile March 16, 2021. REUTERS/Ivan AlvaradoSANTIAGO (Reuters) – Chile’s central bank raised its benchmark interest rate to 0.75% from 0.5% on Wednesday, as

Chile elite say facing 'uncertain' future after vote

SANTIAGO (AFP) – In Santiago’s well-heeled suburbs, Chile’s elite say they are facing uncertainty after the rest of the country voted to ditch the dictatorship-era constitution that has served them well for decades. For some, it’s a bitter pill to

Police in Chile detain more than 50 protesters at Labor Day rally

SANTIAGO (Reuters) – Police in the Chilean capital Santiago detained more than 50 protesters on Friday, saying they had violated rules intended to stem the spread of the coronavirus. Protesters gathered on the Labor Day holiday in Santiago’s central square,

Chile to introduce controversial ‘virus-free’ ID

Chile’s government says it will go ahead with a controversial plan to issue certificates to people who have recovered from Covid-19. The documents would be given to people to allow them to return to work, Deputy Health Minister Paula Daza