Stories about Chile from November, 2005
We are 13 days from the presidential election. Every night, on TV, before the news hour, the 4 presidential candidates, belonging to different parties or coalitions, have the legal option to publicize their campaign and proposals for 5 minutes each, in all the open channels, at the same time. There...
The Chilean ladies behind El Club de Lulu (ES) say that voting has ended for Mister Blogger 2005 and that results will be announced shortly. Meanwhile, the ever-reactionary fellows in charge of El Club de Tobby announce the beginning of voting for Miss Blogger 2005. BlogsPeru reveals that the contest...
Chilean senator and blogger Fernando Flores traveled to La Paz, Bolivia where he met with various politicians and leaders to discuss bilateral solutions to development, investment, and leadership (ES) in the globalized age.
Inside the Chilean Blogs world, we have a specialist blog community. This community is characterized by people that have worked for the government, or are in the academic field, participate in social movement and also have leadership in their area. It is not only a thematic blog community, these are...
The presidents of China and Chile have signed a free trade agreement. Gloria Delucchi writes in El Morrocotudo that she envisions that the region of Tarapacá will gain importance (ES) as unfinished goods are imported from China to be fully assembled and marketed for Chilean consumers.
William Burroughs’ Baboon introduces Chilean folk singer, Victor Jara (with audio).
On 12 of November, the first ever Chilean “Taller Legal” (Legal workshop) took place in the brand new “Santiago Library”. More than 170 people attend the event, organized by Digital Rights Organization. The event began with a round table discussion featuring Roberto Arancibia, Miguel Paz, Arturo Catalán, Manuel Contreras y...
Andres Soto Bustos has a followup report on how the Chilean presidential candidates are using blogs to reach voters.
After the news of former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori's arrest in Chile, Mutant Frog Travelogue wonders what makes Fujimori a Japanese national?
Ramón Salaverría lays out the agenda (ES) for this year's third annual Ibero-American Digital Journalism Convention to be held at Diego Portales University in Santiago.
Last Saturday was the Firefox Music Summit (also in Spanish) in Santiago, Chile. But was it the world's biggest?
Randy Paul and Western Hemisphere Policy Watch both go over former Peruvian president, Alberto Fujimori's arrest in Chile. Boz says that Fujimori critics should remember their history while Juan Arellano has a valuable summary of what Peruvian bloggers are saying (ES) about the arrest.
Chile’s first participative news blog, “El Morrocotudo”, was born last week in the northern city of Arica. The newly launched blog has already attracted 200 registrations from all over Chile. The focus of interest spreads from local concerns in Arica to national Chilean and international issues. The project has been...
Leo Prieto describes the genesis [ES] of El Morrocotudo [ES], a participatory news site from Arica, Chile modeled after Bayosphere and OhmyNews.
Jeanette Jalil links to an article about a maritime border conflict between Chile and Peru while Fernando Flores has reposted Juan Arellano's excellent introduction to Peruvian blogs into Spanish as a way to encourage communication over conflict.
Claudio informs us of the Legal Workshop for Bloggers, sponsored by Derechos Digitales, which will take place at the brand new Santiago Library on November 12th. More than 300 have registered.