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· August, 2006

Stories about Chile from August, 2006

Internet in Chile: Creating New Political Actors?

Co-authored by Mary Joyce and Rosario Lizana Why has Chile, a country of only 16 million people where only 10% have internet in their homes, become a hotbed of cyberactivism?...

Chile: Campaign for Bandwidth

Rosario Lizana and Atina Chile (ES) won't let readers forget about the Campaign for Broadband, which hopes to convince internet service providers to be more honest about the speed of...

Chile: The Day that Pinochet Dies

Publicist Roberto Arancibia is one of Chile's most popular bloggers. His affable tone and optimistic perspective are adept at parsing a variety of topics. Yet rarely does his blog, El...

Chile: Political and personal

Liz Henry returns to El Diario de Carolonline to find a developed cocktail of personal and political by the socialist, Chilean blogger.

China, Chile: Free Trade Deal Signed

Commenting on the Free Trade Agreement signed between Chile and China, Robert Mayer says, “Small countries aren’t just for destructive proxy wars anymore. Now they’re the center of trade competition,...

Broadband for All!!!

Chilean bloggers are concerned about the opportunities that broadband can bring to our development. Alex Lagos (ES) , writes on his blog: One week ago, La Nación published an article...

Chile: Meeting with Fernando Flores

Mary Joyce has narrowed down her meeting with Fernando Flores into five main topics of discussion. For more information on Flores, see Rosario Lizana's two-part interview and Claudio Ruiz's critique...

Escondida Copper Mine Closes Production Because of Strike

The high international prices of copper have caused the workers of the biggest copper company in the world to start a strike 12 days ago. They are asking for a...

Chile: Bachelet's Participatory Democracy

Devanna De La Puente takes an in-depth look at Michelle Bachelet's participatory democracy in Chile.

Costa Rica: Chileans and Ticos Remember Embassy Massacre Victims

Uri Ridelman and Sergio Pacheco (ES) remember the two year anniversary of the Chilean embassy massacre in Costa Rica.

Bloggers Opinion of Sanfic Film Festival in Chile

Sanfic is an international film festival in Santiago held from the 8th to the 12th of august. Countries from all over the world participate in the exhibition, such as the...

Chile: “How the Chilean Internet was Born”

Everyone knows that Al Gore invented the internet (joking!), but how did that invention spread to Chile? Mary Joyce tells the story following her meeting with Professor Florencio Utrera.

Working for the First Wi-Fi City in Chile

Salamanca (ES) is a city with a population of around 25,000. It is located in the fourth region, Coquimbo. The project is called “Salamanca: The first municipal XXI Century town”....

Chile: No Cell Phone Day

FayerWayer is asking all readers to turn off their cell phones on September 27th (ES) to protest the poor quality of service providers.

American Dictionary

There is a persistent myth which says that, save Brazil and a few indigenous communities, Latin America speaks a singular, uniform language. In fact, the Castilian Spanish carried over by...

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