|
|
|
|
Search: 
Latin American Herald Tribune
Venezuela Overview
Venezuelan Embassies & Consulates Around The World
Sites/Blogs about Venezuela
Venezuelan Newspapers
Facts about Venezuela
Venezuela Tourism
Embassies in Caracas

Colombia Overview
Colombian Embassies & Consulates Around the World
Government Links
Embassies in Bogota
Media
Sites/Blogs about Colombia
Educational Institutions

Stocks

Commodities
Crude Oil
US Gasoline Prices
Natural Gas
Gold
Silver
Copper

Euro
UK Pound
Australia Dollar
Canada Dollar
Brazil Real
Mexico Peso
India Rupee

Antigua & Barbuda
Aruba
Barbados
Cayman Islands
Cuba
Curacao
Dominica

Grenada
Haiti
Jamaica
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Belize
Costa Rica
El Salvador
Honduras
Nicaragua
Panama

Bahamas
Bermuda
Mexico

Argentina
Brazil
Chile
Guyana
Paraguay
Peru
Uruguay

What's New at LAHT?
Follow Us On Facebook
Follow Us On Twitter
Most Viewed on the Web
Popular on Twitter
Receive Our Daily Headlines


  HOME | Chile

Chilean Towns Halt Protests after Agreement with Government

SANTIAGO – Fishermen in at least six towns in southern Chile’s Chiloe archipelago cancelled their protests after an agreement was reached with the government regarding the conflict stemming from the red tide affecting a large part of the region’s coast, authorities said on the weekend.

“We signed an agreement with the fishermen’s representatives in Castro, Dalcahue, Puqueldon, Quinchao, Queilen and ... Curaco de Velez,” Economy Minister Luis Felipe Cespedes, named on Saturday as “coordinating minister” for President Michelle Bachelet to deal with the problem, told reporters.

After signing the agreement, Cespedes said that the fishermen’s signatures reflect a new spirit in the talks “that seeks solutions and lets us work on a new phase, where we have to look for answers and at the same time work with an eye toward the future,” he added.

Regarding other affected communities, Cespedes said that they will continue the talks and that “there is an absolute willingness for dialogue.”

The leaders of Quellon, Ancud, Quemchi, Maullin, Los Muermos and Calbuco remain mobilized but were expecting to resume talks on Sunday afternoon to try and find a way out of the dispute.

However, the leaders of Ancud suspended their Sunday meeting with the economy minister in Puerto Montt.

The local leaders’ decision arose because the government did not agree to their proposal for increasing the bonus to be awarded by the state to those affected by the red tide from about $1,100 to $1,400.

For the past two weeks, the fishermen have been protesting over the prohibition placed on their activities due to the high concentrations of paralyzing toxins detected in local sea life.

Since 1972, 23 people have died in Chile from eating seafood contaminated with the red tide toxins.

 

Enter your email address to subscribe to free headlines (and great cartoons so every email has a happy ending!) from the Latin American Herald Tribune:

 

Copyright Latin American Herald Tribune - 2005-2015 © All rights reserved