· December, 2006

Stories about Chile from December, 2006

Some lessons about blog attacks in the spanish-language blogosphere

  28 December 2006

Spanish version here: Algunas enseñanzas sobre los ataques a blogs In the last weeks there have been a series of quite similar attacks to popular blogs in Spanish. The series began at the immensely popular Chilean tech blog FayerWayer [ES], which not only was hacked, but also got all of...

Chile: Two new Regions

  28 December 2006

The Chilean congress has approved two new regions in Chile. Currently, Chile has 12 regions and the capital, Santiago.  As iquiquenoticias(ES) explains: Los miembros de la Cámara de Diputados aprobó con 106 votos a favor y 1 abstención, las modificaciones propuestas por la Cámara de Senadores al proyecto de Ley...

Chilean Christmas Consumer Behavior

  23 December 2006

Christmas is coming. This post takes a look at Chileans’ consumer behaviour during holidays. Writing about what Chileans are buying for presents, Luis Alarcon (ES) describes top-selling present: El éxito de esta navidad, poleras (polos, tshirt) con las pólemicas imágenes de Allende y el reciente fallecido Pinochet. Los encargados aseguran...

Chile: Pinochet & Jara

  20 December 2006

Justin Delacour posts an article written by Alexander Billet, which examines Pinochet's legacy as it relates to “radicals” like Victor Jara, “a songwriter and poet; a deadly combination to any iron-fisted regime…”

Chile: “Gay spies, murder and Henry Kissinger”

  14 December 2006

A body of documents discovered by Chilean investigative journalist Monica Gonzalez, was recently made public by the U.S. National Security Archive and is now publically available at the UNIACC university in Santiago, Chile, writes Tomás Dinges. “In addition to providing judicially relevant information on Operation Condor and Operation Colombo it...

Chile: Grief and Relief as Pinochet dies

13 December 2006

Mexican blogger and Brazilian resident Ricardo Carreón found himself in Chile on the historical day of Pinochet's death and offers some thoughts and photos on its significance.

Jamaica: “Elegy for a Fallen General”

  13 December 2006

“…Like many other Chileans forced out of our country, today I regret only one thing: that we never saw you in front of a judge.” Vivianne Schnitzer's words on the death of Chilean ex-dictator Augusto Pinochet so touched Geoffrey Philp that he posted a poem, Elegy for a Fallen General.

Chilean Ex-Dictator Augusto Pinochet Dies

  13 December 2006

The dictator has died this past Sunday. Augusto Pinochet Ugarte, born into a middle class family in 1915, a late-comer to coup plotting in 1973, and subsequent figurehead of the military coup ousting the democratically elected Socialist Salvador Allende, was dead 30 minutes after losing consciousness. He was hospitalized last...

Chile: Reaction to Pinochet's Death

  11 December 2006

On hearing of the death of former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet, Maegan la Mala notes that Chilean reaction has been “ranging from jubilation to mourning” and that “protests in the streets…have been met with water canons.”

Pinochet's Heart Attack: Bloggers Reactions

  7 December 2006

Last weekend, ex-dictator Augusto Pinochet, was admitted to the hospital because of a heart attack. The situation awoke national feelings of what he symbolises to Chilean citizens. This post is meant to share some of those reactions: El Chere (ES) on irreverencia (ES), writes: ¿Qué tienen en común el fin...

Chile: Autonomia Islamica Wayuu

  7 December 2006

Western Hemisphere Policy Watch links to the MSN user group of the Chilean faction of Autonomia Islamica Wayuu, the Latin America Hezbollah.

Chile: PlayStation 3 for $1,300 and Up

5 December 2006

Newly redesigned FayerWayer is reporting that PlayStation 3 has finally arrived to Chile [ES], where it is selling for US $1.679 at Galería Eurocentro in Santiago. The most affordable price, writes Leo Prieto, is found in Iqique for US $1.320.

Chile: 27 Hours of Love

4 December 2006

Last Thursday marked the begininning of the biggest charity event in Chile, called Teleton (ES) . Carola (ES) explains a little of its history: La historia de Teletón comenzó a escribirse en diciembre de 1978, en Chile, cuando el famoso conductor de Televisión Mario Kreutzberger, Don Francisco, asumió un compromiso...