Information, Products and Services for Expats in Viña del Mar, Valparaíso, Chile

Expat Information Guide provides useful information for expats in Viña del Mar, Valparaíso, Chile and many other locations.

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Matías Cena y Los Fictions release new album
Caramelos de Cianuro: A hit in Venezuela and now in Chile
Bestival 2012 News
Slagsmålsklubben single out today on Suddenvibe
“Shark” by Flightside released on Suddenvibe
Flightside – Rock & Soccer – Antofagasta – 19/07/12
Billie the Vision and The Dancers
Dinky – on moving from Chile to Berlin
BVU Group Global Fellows Heads to Chile
Maduro vows to attend Summit of the Americas despite not being welcome in Peru
Potential iShares MSCI Chile Investable Market Index (ECH) Trade Has 4.72% Downside Protection
Enel Chile Announces Commencement Of Tender Offers For Shares And American Depositary Shares Of Enel Generación Chile S.A. As Part Of Reorganization
Arsonists burn trucks, heavy machinery in southern Chile
Armenia, Chile explore ways of expanding cooperation
Vandals torch at least 15 trucks in southern Chilean...
Chile’s inflation reached 0.5% in January
AMERICANS REPORTING STRESS LEVELS ARE AT AN ALL TIME HIGH. ACCORDING TO THE APA (Nov, 2017.)
Trucks, heavy machinery burnt in southern Chile arson attack
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Chile invites Maduro to Piñera’s inauguration
Vandals torch at least 15 trucks in southern Chilean region
Vandals torch at least 25 trucks in southern Chilean region
Light pollution threatens Chile’s dark skies
Chile Celebrates Chinese New Year
Rotterdam Open: Roger Federer beats Robin Haase to make history
Vatican investigator meeting with Chile abuse victim in NYC
Toxic seaweed threatens salmon farms in southern Chile
Nightshade Studios bringing a different light to the online entertainment.
Vatican investigator to meet with Chile abuse victim in NYC
Vatican sex crimes investigator meeting with Chilean abuse victim in New York
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
New Ambassador of Chile presents credentials to Armenian President
Major Quake Hits Chile, Affecting Millions
Ancient Chilean rock paintings of whale hunting link the ocean to the desert
Mexico: 7.2 magnitude earthquake leaves 12 dead, interior minister survives helicopter crash
Chile Protests Israeli Incarceration of Palestinian Teenager Ahed Al-Tamimi
Pope Francis revives sex abuse advisory commission after criticism over Chilean bishop
Former seminarian tells Vatican sex-crimes investigator of his abuse by a Chilean priest
Modified Potato Starch Global Industry 2018 Sales, Supply and Consumption Forecasts to 2022
Children among 13 killed in Mexico earthquake helicopter crash
Vatican investigator meets with Chile abuse victim in NYC
Chile abuse victim: story is finally heard
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Chile abuse victim: story is finally heard
The Latest: Chile abuse victim: story is finally heard
Chile abuse victim: story is finally heard
Chile expresses concern over case of Palestinian citizen Ahed Tamimi
Vatican investigator meets with Chile abuse victim in NYC
Pope revives lapsed sex abuse commission after controversial defense of Chilean bishop
Adaptive Computing Makes HPC Cloud Strategies More Accessible with the Moab/NODUS Cloud Bursting 1.1.0 Release
Chilean sexual abuse victim testifies before Vatican...
Chilean sexual abuse victim testifies before Vatican investigator
Ahed Al-Tamimi: Chile concerned over Israeli incarceration of teen Palestinian activist
Vatican investigator meets with Chilean abuse victim in New York
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Chile’s ‘most wanted terrorist’ arrested in France after 22 years
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HelloChile - Language services and tourism Concepción, Chile (English)
Concepción, Chile.
Temuco Chile
Rápido del Bío-Bío. Especial EFE-ACCPF
A Tour of Viña del Mar, Chile
Viña del Mar & Valparaíso Tour. Turistik, Santiago, Chile
Trip Chile - Santiago / Valle Nevado / Viña del Mar / Valparaíso
Chile (english version)
CHILE y sus Mayores Ciudades HD
Santiago de CHILE 2014
Vlog de viaje: Santiago do Chile | CHILE 2014
El pais mas hermoso del mundo ¡IMPRESIONANTE!
Chile Travel - Chile Promotional Video
Tourism Destination: Atacama Desert - Chile
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Europe Travel Alert
The State Department alerts U.S. citizens to potential risks of travel to and throughout Europe following several terrorist attacks, including the March 22 attacks in Brussels claimed by ISIL.

Terrorist groups continue to plan near-term attacks throughout Europe, targeting sporting events, tourist sites, restaurants, and transportation.  This Travel Alert expires on June 20, 2016.

U.S. citizens should exercise vigilance when in public places or using mass transportation. Be aware of immediate surroundings and avoid crowded places. Exercise particular caution during religious holidays and at large festivals or events.

U.S. citizens should also: 

  • Follow the instructions of local authorities, especially in an emergency.
  • Monitor media and local information sources and factor updated information into personal travel plans and activities.
  • Be prepared for additional security screening and unexpected disruptions.
  • Stay in touch with your family members and ensure they know how to reach you in the event of an emergency.
  • Register in our Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP).

European governments continue to guard against terrorist attacks and conduct raids to disrupt plots. We work closely with our allies and will continue to share information with our European partners that will help identify and counter terrorist threats.

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Republic of Congo Travel Alert
The State Department alerts U.S. citizens residing in or traveling to The Republic of the Congo regarding the upcoming presidential elections scheduled for March 20.

U.S. citizens should maintain a high level of security awareness due to the potential for political unrest leading up to, during, and following the election period.  This Travel Alert expires on April 15, 2016.

 

Political protests and demonstrations may occur in this timeframe. Although there is no indication that U.S. citizens may be targets of violence, U.S. citizens should avoid political rallies, polling centers, demonstrations, and crowds of any kind as gatherings intended to be peaceful can turn violent.  Review your personal security plans; remain aware of your surroundings, including local events; and monitor local news stations for updates, including any changes in the election schedule.  Presidential election results are expected to be announced within a week of the election.

For more information:

  • See the State Department's travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Country Specific Information for Congo.
  • Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency. 
  • Contact the U.S. Embassy in Brazzaville, located at 70-83 Boulevard Denis Sassou Nguesso, Brazzaville, Congo, at +242-06-612-2000, 8.00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. from Monday - Thursday; 8.00 a.m. to 12.00 p.m. on Friday. After-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is (+242) 06-612-2010.
  • Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).
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South Pacific Tropical Cyclone Season - 2015 - 2016
The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens residing in or traveling to the South Pacific region about the ongoing threat of tropical cyclones affecting the area.

While tropical cyclones in the South Pacific may occur throughout the year, the current South Pacific Tropical Cyclone Season begins on November 1, 2015, and ends April 30, 2016.  U.S. citizens living in or traveling to the region should monitor local weather reports and take other appropriate action as needed.  This Travel Alert expires on April 30, 2016.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration recommends that people living or traveling in regions prone to tropical storms and tropical cyclones be prepared.  For further information about tropical cyclone preparedness, please visit NOAA's Tropical Cyclones Preparedness Guide.

Tropical cyclones can create dangerous and uncomfortable conditions that can prevent travel for days.  Tropical cyclones are often accompanied by damaging winds, high tides and flooding.  If you are living near or staying close to the ocean or other bodies of water, you may be at higher risk.  Landslides and mudslides are also a serious concern.  Roads can be washed out or obstructed by debris, adversely affecting access to airports and land routes out of affected areas.  In the past, many U.S. citizens were forced to delay travel (including return travel to the United States) due to infrastructure damage to airports and limited flight availability.  You should be aware that you may not be able to depart the area for 24-48 hours or longer, particularly if you are residing in or visiting a South Pacific island country where air travel service is limited. 

Be sure to check with local authorities for safety and security updates.  Reports of looting and sporadic violence in the aftermath of natural disasters have occurred.  Security personnel and medical services may not always be readily available, as weather conditions or damage to infrastructure may delay or prevent emergency assistance.

If you live in or travel to these areas during the tropical cyclone season, we recommend you obtain travel insurance to cover unexpected expenses during an emergency.  If a situation requires an evacuation from an overseas location, the U.S. Department of State may work with commercial airlines to ensure that U.S. citizens can depart as safely and efficiently as possible.  Commercial airlines are the Department's primary source of transportation in an evacuation; other means of transport are utilized only as a last resort, are often more expensive, and will provide you with fewer destination options.  U.S. law requires that any evacuation costs are your responsibility.  For those in financial need, the U.S. Department of State has the authority to provide crisis evacuation and repatriation loans on a reimbursable basis.  For more information, please visit the Emergencies Abroad page on our website.   

If you live in or are traveling to storm-prone regions, prepare for hurricanes and tropical storms by organizing a kit in a waterproof container that includes a supply of bottled water, non-perishable food items, a battery-powered or hand-crank radio, any medications taken regularly, and vital documents (especially your passport and other identification).  Emergency shelters often provide only very basic resources and may have limited medical and food supplies.  NOAA and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have additional tips on their websites.

Monitor local radio, local media, and the National Weather Service to be aware of weather developments.  Minor tropical cyclones can develop into typhoons very quickly, limiting the time available for a safe evacuation.  Inform family and friends of your whereabouts and remain in close contact with your tour operator, hotel staff, transportation providers (airlines, cruise lines, etc.), and local officials for evacuation instructions during a weather emergency.

For further information on tropical cyclone warnings in the South Pacific region, please consult the Joint Typhoon Warning Center in Honolulu the National Weather Service's Central Pacific Hurricane Center, Fiji's regional meteorological center responsible for tropical cyclone warnings in the South Pacific region, or the Government of Australia's Bureau of Meteorology.

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Viña del Mar, Valparaíso, Chile
Current News in Chile
  • Matías Cena y Los Fictions release new album
  • Caramelos de Cianuro: A hit in Venezuela and now in Chile
  • Bestival 2012 News
  • Slagsmålsklubben single out today on Suddenvibe
  • “Shark” by Flightside released on Suddenvibe
  • Flightside – Rock & Soccer – Antofagasta – 19/07/12
  • Billie the Vision and The Dancers
  • Dinky – on moving from Chile to Berlin
  • BVU Group Global Fellows Heads to Chile
  • Maduro vows to attend Summit of the Americas despite not being welcome in Peru
  • Potential iShares MSCI Chile Investable Market Index (ECH) Trade Has 4.72% Downside Protection
  • Enel Chile Announces Commencement Of Tender Offers For Shares And American Depositary Shares Of Enel Generación Chile S.A. As Part Of Reorganization
  • Arsonists burn trucks, heavy machinery in southern Chile
  • Armenia, Chile explore ways of expanding cooperation
  • Vandals torch at least 15 trucks in southern Chilean...
  • Chile’s inflation reached 0.5% in January
  • AMERICANS REPORTING STRESS LEVELS ARE AT AN ALL TIME HIGH. ACCORDING TO THE APA (Nov, 2017.)
  • Trucks, heavy machinery burnt in southern Chile arson attack
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Chile invites Maduro to Piñera’s inauguration
  • Vandals torch at least 15 trucks in southern Chilean region
  • Vandals torch at least 25 trucks in southern Chilean region
  • Light pollution threatens Chile’s dark skies
  • Chile Celebrates Chinese New Year
  • Rotterdam Open: Roger Federer beats Robin Haase to make history
  • Vatican investigator meeting with Chile abuse victim in NYC
  • Toxic seaweed threatens salmon farms in southern Chile
  • Nightshade Studios bringing a different light to the online entertainment.
  • Vatican investigator to meet with Chile abuse victim in NYC
  • Vatican sex crimes investigator meeting with Chilean abuse victim in New York
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • New Ambassador of Chile presents credentials to Armenian President
  • Major Quake Hits Chile, Affecting Millions
  • Ancient Chilean rock paintings of whale hunting link the ocean to the desert
  • Mexico: 7.2 magnitude earthquake leaves 12 dead, interior minister survives helicopter crash
  • Chile Protests Israeli Incarceration of Palestinian Teenager Ahed Al-Tamimi
  • Pope Francis revives sex abuse advisory commission after criticism over Chilean bishop
  • Former seminarian tells Vatican sex-crimes investigator of his abuse by a Chilean priest
  • Modified Potato Starch Global Industry 2018 Sales, Supply and Consumption Forecasts to 2022
  • Children among 13 killed in Mexico earthquake helicopter crash
  • Vatican investigator meets with Chile abuse victim in NYC
  • Chile abuse victim: story is finally heard
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Chile abuse victim: story is finally heard
  • The Latest: Chile abuse victim: story is finally heard
  • Chile abuse victim: story is finally heard
  • Chile expresses concern over case of Palestinian citizen Ahed Tamimi
  • Vatican investigator meets with Chile abuse victim in NYC
  • Pope revives lapsed sex abuse commission after controversial defense of Chilean bishop
  • Adaptive Computing Makes HPC Cloud Strategies More Accessible with the Moab/NODUS Cloud Bursting 1.1.0 Release
  • Chilean sexual abuse victim testifies before Vatican...
  • Chilean sexual abuse victim testifies before Vatican investigator
  • Ahed Al-Tamimi: Chile concerned over Israeli incarceration of teen Palestinian activist
  • Vatican investigator meets with Chilean abuse victim in New York
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Chile’s ‘most wanted terrorist’ arrested in France after 22 years
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Current Weather & Forecast
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Videos
  • HelloChile - Language services and tourism Concepción, Chile (English)
  • Concepción, Chile.
  • Temuco Chile
  • Rápido del Bío-Bío. Especial EFE-ACCPF
  • A Tour of Viña del Mar, Chile
  • Viña del Mar & Valparaíso Tour. Turistik, Santiago, Chile
  • Trip Chile - Santiago / Valle Nevado / Viña del Mar / Valparaíso
  • Chile (english version)
  • CHILE y sus Mayores Ciudades HD
  • Santiago de CHILE 2014
  • Vlog de viaje: Santiago do Chile | CHILE 2014
  • El pais mas hermoso del mundo ¡IMPRESIONANTE!
  • Chile Travel - Chile Promotional Video
  • Tourism Destination: Atacama Desert - Chile
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