Chile

On Wednesday, representatives of the Bolivian and Chilean governments met for the first time at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague for a preliminary meeting to establish the timetable and other details for a case around a long-standing disagreement over the countries’ maritime borders.

View AQ's exclusive photos of mines and their surrounding communities in Chile, Colombia and Peru.
Chile’s Michelle Bachelet would face political and policy challenges in a second bid for president.

As the world grapples with generating employment, growth and innovation, a new club of countries has emerged as an engine of regional growth.

Top stories this week are likely to include: Cuba prepares for political successors in 2018; Venezuela’s opposition protests lack of information on Chávez; Tensions between Chile and Bolivia rise over Bolivian soldiers’ arrest; Oscar Arias visits Paraguay for OAS elections observations; and Cerrejón strike continues after explosives destroy trucks.

Watch video clips from mining site visits in Chile and Peru and AQ's exclusive documentary about an initiative by the Cerrejón coal mine in La Guajira, Colombia to relocate a part of the Río Ranchería.

Natural resource extraction is a key contributor to economic growth in various parts of the Western Hemisphere, but governments, businesses and civil society are faced with how to improve extractive activity and its effects on broad-based socioeconomic development in respective communities.

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