Chile did opt for Gripen.

ALTHOUGH THE requirement tor a new fighter aircraft has been effectively frozen due to Chile’s economic situation, a winner was officially decided on in December 1997 — the BAe/Saab Gripen. However, the Commander in Chief (C-in-C) of the Fuerza Аerеа de Chile (Chilean Air Force), General Fernando Rojas Vender, wanted to attract all the participating companies to the FIDAE 98 aerospace show in Santiago (of which he is also president) and so this decision was kept very quiet. Subsequently Boeing made additional representations to Chile regarding the F/A-18 Hornet, but Chile is concerned that the ‘C’ model production line is

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Vox Populi: Belarusians know about Hugo Chavez?

Man: "Hugo Chavez — a typical favorite own country. Tries do something. What happens — is unclear. But it is respect. "Lady: "This is the president of Venezuela. More than anything."Lady: "It seems to be the President of Bolivia. In them there were some difficulties with the regime, or something. "Man: "Hugo Chavez — Venezuelan president is. It manages administrative measures."Lady: "I’m afraid that did not hear anything."Man: "Hugo Chavez — Venezuelan President. He’s a good speaker and speaks of a multipolar world. So as not only were the U.S. hegemony, and so other countries could tell his word in

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Flooding in northern Chile

Flooding in northern Chile Natural Disasters

As a result of uncontrolled rains in northern areas of the South American nation of Chile rivers burst their banks, coastal homes inundated with water. Some river bridges could not stand the pressure of the water and were damaged. Affected railway lines nearby Peru.

In Chilean military fears that the flow of water can wash landmines from their default location, which is a great threat to civilians. Thus, on 19 February during a similar flood 300 anti-tank mines were carried water to the side of the main transport hub of the region, which has

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Earthquake in Chile has affected two million people

Two million people in one way or another been affected by the powerful earthquake that struck in central Chile on Saturday, said the country's president, Michelle Bachelet.

According to recent reports, at least 300 people killed in a powerful earthquake in Chile that began at dawn on February 27.

Aftershocks of magnitude 8.8 triggered a tsunami in the Pacific. At the same time, the wave height was not as dangerous as predicted.

"The element has dealt a heavy blow to our country — said in a televised speech President Bachelet. — And she again tests our ability to

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Chile: Hundreds of dead animals washed up on shore

May 17, 2013. Residents of Chile found about 600 dead animals washed ashore in Punta Choros (Punta Choros), On the northern coast of the country. Officials fear that the death of the animals was caused by fishing with dynamite. Explosions used by fishermen to scare away the sea lions and seals in the water, which compete with them for fish resources.

Fishing is one of the most valuable industries in Chile, which has more than 4,000 km of coastline.

Source: Guardian

An earthquake of magnitude 6.8 occurred off the coast of Chile

May 20, 2013. An earthquake of magnitude 6.8 occurred on Monday in the southern Pacific Ocean off the west coast of Chile, according to the U.S. Geological Survey USGS.

The quake was recorded at 13.49 MSK, 600 kilometers west of the port city of Puerto Kelon, located on the Chilean island of Chiloe. Center lies at a depth of 10 kilometers. According to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre (PTWC), like earthquakes can trigger local tsunamis within a radius of 100 kilometers from the epicenter.

Chile passes through the Pacific "fire zone" — the band of volcanoes and tectonic faults up

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In Chile, the volcano became more active Kopaue

May 25, 2013. In view of recent changes in the behavior of the Chilean volcano Kopaue code can be endangered if the mountain settlements was raised to "orange." Back in mid-May of the current crater appeared the first portion of gas and ash. Their emissions do not stop till now, and even increase, having spread to 100 km in the south-east.

Also on the volcano were recorded two mini-earthquakes caused by the movement of internal liquid substances in the crater. The first had a magnitude of 2.9 points, its epicenter is located about 6 km east of the main

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Photos from the # 7

The boy goes through the mud in Budude, Uganda, came down here after a landslide that killed dozens of people. 50 students were gone. (James Akena / Reuters)

A few pictures of natural disasters have occurred recently, and their consequences. Pictures are clickable.

Past Photoreview time, two, three, four, five and six.

Music teacher Claudia Vergara crying in a broken piano on the site of his former home in Constitucion. In a strong 8.8-magnitude earthquake in Chile, hundreds of people died and thousands were left homeless. (Luis Hidalgo / Associated Press)

A man

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Nestle: The era of water at throwaway prices is coming to an end

"Access to water is a human right …Nestle: we do not care about your problems "

Last week in the news from time to time began to slip titles like «Nestle wants to privatize the world's water 'cause the place seething in the blogosphere and almost constantly — bewilderment.

Meanwhile, the very source of the scandalous statement, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Nestle, Peter Brabeck-Letmathe periodically voiced this idea since 2005. He calls the water only as "the new gold", argues that "the era of water at throwaway prices is coming to an end" and

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Chilean volcano Kopaue scared 3000 people

May 28, 2013. The authorities of Chile and Argentina were evacuated about 3 million people living in the vicinity of the volcano Kopaue. In the vicinity of canceled classes in schools and children's activities.

The eruption of giant height of 2997 meters can begin at any time. Kopaue volcano is near the border with the Argentine province of Neuquen. Experts tracking the activity of the volcano, reported that the eruption may begin at any time, the Minister of the Interior of Chile Andres Chadwick.

In the case of a volcanic eruption effects can be felt within a radius of

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