· February, 2007

Stories about Chile from February, 2007

Chile: Bloggers That Don't Listen to Reggaeton

27 February 2007

Chilean blogger Leo Prieto was featured in the New York Daily News in an article about so-called “cosmopolatinos” (Latinos that don't listen to Reggaeton, it seems). Referring to an earlier incident in which a Chilean newspaper used a photograph he took without permission, Prieto writes, “the funniest thing is that...

Chile: Artisan Beer

  27 February 2007

Chileno on the ecstasy of discovering Chilean micro-brew: “So I'd pretty much resigned myself to beer austerity (satisfied with Escudo) until the flames of temptation danced up from the south. While traveling there earlier this month, I stumbled upon a decent pint of micro-brew, on tap, for 2 bucks …...

Santiago, Chile: New Transportation System

  15 February 2007

This week marked the debut of the new public transportation system, called Transantiago (ES) . The government and private companies have invested (ES) US$ 292.5 million. Changing the transportation system is a major issue, because they also had to change people's habits. No more coins, no more waiting times. No...

Pascua Lama, Chile: Moving Three Glaciers

  8 February 2007

Can you imagine moving three glaciers covering the driest desert in the world in order to extract gold and silver? Would you approve of a law that allows a private mining company to have economic power over a border between two countries? This is the sad story of Pascua Lama....

Fairly tale in Chile: Small Giant

  2 February 2007

The famous French “Small Giant” arrived to Santiago, Chile. Many citizens gathere to see this in the centre of the capital. Claudia (ES) introduces us to the concept: Cuenta la historia de un rinoceronte que escapó de África, pasando por las minas del cobre y llegando a la gran ciudad...

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