· January, 2006

Stories about Chile from January, 2006

Caribbean: The Taíno & Catholicism

  31 January 2006

Indigenous issues blog Voice of the Taino people links to an article entitled “Christianity, Capitalism, Corporations, and the Myth of Dominion”, noting that the “Roman” Catholic Church still has not properly addressed the call by the Taíno and other Indigenous Peoples world wide for the revocation of the 1493 Inter-Ceatera...

Chilean Scout Blogs

31 January 2006

The Scouts movement has existed in Chile for the last 96 years. This networked community has leaders that promote and share the social values of the organization. Currently, more than 70,000 young people are involved and 11,000 adults volunteer in 850 base groups throughout Chile. Some of these groups have...

Chile: Bachelet Digital

25 January 2006

Bachelet Digital (ES) is a newly launched weblog by incoming president, Michelle Bachelet, which will serve as a measuring stick for her “Digital Agenda: 2006 – 2010″ program. The blog – with the tagline, “four years to digitalize Chile” – so far, concentrates on themes like internet access, open source...

No Money for Studying in Chile

25 January 2006

This week, due to a database programming error, government-sponsored loans as well as educational grants for low-income students were given to the wealthiest of those who applied. “Mechonbarsa” (ES) writes that President Lagos promised that 40,000 students would be covered by the loans and scholarships, but now only 14,000 will...

Chile: Canadian Blogger Commits Suicide in Santiago

  24 January 2006

Roberto Arancibia meditates (ES) on the suicide of Canadian blogger, Chris McKinstry in his Santiago apartment. McKinstry was the founder of Mindpixel, a digital mind modeling project. His final blog post, entitled “Very Serious Thoughts on Suicide” quotes, among others, Charles Caleb Colton: “Suicide is a fundamental human right. This...

Chile: Citizen Journalist Coverage of Elections

17 January 2006

El Mercurio's “iBlog” today focused (ES) on election coverage from citizen journalists around the world. Among those mentioned was Maria Pastora Sandoval Campos whose article, “Women of Chile, We Did It!” appeared on OhmyNews International.

Chilean Elections in the Blogosphere

16 January 2006

Este artículo fue traducido por Fernando Meza. On Sunday, Michelle Bachelet, the socialist candidate, won the Chilean presidential election over the more conservative Sebastián Piñera with 53.5% of the vote. One would expect the blog reaction to be equally split. Interestingly, when I checked Technorati earlier today, the posts were...

First Woman elected President to Chile

  15 January 2006

Michelle Bachelet, central left coalition, won today the presidential elections in Chile, with a 53.49 % over her contender, entrepreneur Sebastian Piñera with a 46.50 % from the Central right corresponding to the official results. He could not override 16 years of left coalition government, where its outgoing president, Ricardo...

Chile: Free Wi-Fi at all Starbucks

14 January 2006

FayerWayer announces with glee that all Starbucks in Chile now offer free wireless internet access. Ismael comments that he can finally do away with his social life completely. Pablo Noel, however, notes that “every Starbucks in Chile” really means “11 locations in Santiago” and that more community wi-fi networks need...

Educational Bridges through Blogs

10 January 2006

Blogs entering the field of education empower schoolteachers, who are separated by the geography of Chile, to communicate with each other in ways that previously were not so accessible. The blog “Educandonos” (ES) seeks to give schoolteachers a different, participative view of education. The purpose is to use blogs as...

Chile: Love Parade 2006

10 January 2006

GlowMain has photos and video of Saturday's “Love Parade” in Santiago, Chile. It certainly looks as though a good time was had by all. There is also a group on Flickr.

Blogging in Exile

  7 January 2006

The following article was originally written in Spanish by Sebastian Delmont, a Venezuelan native who now lives and blogs in New York City. It was published in the first (and only) issue of Weblog Magazine, but is also available at Delmont's second blog, Zona Geek. Following the article, I will...

Chile: Podcast on Elections, Pension System

5 January 2006

Bicyclemark talks with Chile-based American blogger, Brad of Willing Warrior about the second round of Chile's presidential elections as well as the country's controversial private pension system.

Chile: The Year in Review

2 January 2006

Este artículo también está disponible en español. Chilean blogger, Julio Frank S. recently looked back over his archives and selected his most pointed posts (ES) of the past year. In doing so, he managed to capture a year of Chilean journalism, politics, and current events. What follows is a translation...