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February 27, 1999
Spain's biggest power company, Endesa, reversed course and said it has scrapped plans to buy Chile's Enersis, the largest private electrical holding company in Latin America. Endesa said it dropped its bid for Enersis because Enersis shareholders failed to pass a bylaw amendment to increase the maximum percentage of Enersis shares that can be held by one person. Endesa now owns 32% of Enersis' shares. Endesa said it would not call for another vote the issue.
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BUSINESS
February 27, 1999
Spain's biggest power company, Endesa, reversed course and said it has scrapped plans to buy Chile's Enersis, the largest private electrical holding company in Latin America. Endesa said it dropped its bid for Enersis because Enersis shareholders failed to pass a bylaw amendment to increase the maximum percentage of Enersis shares that can be held by one person. Endesa now owns 32% of Enersis' shares. Endesa said it would not call for another vote the issue.
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BUSINESS
February 1, 2000 | Chris Kraul
Jose De Gregorio, 40, currently a visiting professor at UCLA's Anderson School, has been named minister of economy, mining and energy by Chile's new president, Ricardo Lagos. De Gregorio, who is on temporary assignment from the University of Chile, was an advisor to Lagos during his successful election bid in January. De Gregorio will occupy a new post that combines three former cabinet positions, part of a fulfillment of Lagos' promise to streamline government.
WORLD
May 21, 2011 | By Fabiola Gutierrez and Chris Kraul, Los Angeles Times
Thousands of people marched Friday in Santiago to protest a proposed hydroelectric project in southern Chile that critics say will spoil much of the pristine and biodiverse Patagonia region that is an increasingly popular eco-tourism destination. The $3.2-billion HidroAysen project calls for construction of five dams on the Baker and Pascua rivers in the country's Aysen region. It is expected to increase the electrical power supply by 15% when construction is completed in 2020. The project has received less international publicity than the proposed Belo Monte power project on the Xingu River in Brazil's Amazon, which would produce four times the energy.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 7, 2013 | By Reed Johnson, Los Angeles Times
In the video for their hit single "Ciervos" (Stags), members of the Chilean electro-pop band Astro wave spears and romp around in furry pelts and animal skulls as if part of some Bronze Age lost tribe. It's intended to be the last word in low-budget primitive cool, Andean style. But for viewers of a certain demographic profile, the imagery may summon surreal memories of Peter Gabriel, his face camouflaged like an African mask, making tortured connections with shrieking simians. No doubt the similarities between "Ciervos" and Gabriel's "Shock the Monkey," an early '80s cry of inter-species angst, are inadvertent.
WORLD
June 12, 2006 | Patrick J. McDonnell, Times Staff Writer
Both made their fortunes in trendy West Coast-based apparel: she as a longtime chief executive with the Patagonia label, he as co-founder of the Esprit line. And both jettisoned the boardrooms and fashion shows to devote much of their accumulated millions to a singular, and contentious, cause: preserving the wild redoubts of this continent's southern cone, from the mist-shrouded rain forests and arid steppes of Patagonia to the wetlands and savannas of northeastern Argentina.
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