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· April, 2007

Stories about Chile from April, 2007

Chile: Vendors vs. Police

28 April 2007

Chileno captures some footage of a tussle between police and street vendors, and follows up with an interview with the vendor involved. The city government of Santiago is trying to clear a popular promenade of street vendors that compete with shop owners.

Seismic Activity and Tidal Waves in Chile

27 April 2007

Chile is a land of the earthquakes. In recent months, the Aysén region has been affected by small seismic activity every day. Last weekend, an earthquake measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale, caused a fjord landslide into the sea. Big waves crashed into the small city of Puerto Tortuga, devastating everything in its way. Some bloggers have criticized the response of the authorities and worries what else might happen if proper measures are not taken.

Getting to Know Global Voices’ Latin America Team

25 April 2007

Some of the very best weblogs from around Latin America hardly ever receive mention on Global Voices. That's because their authors are also contributors here and spend most of their time drawing your attention to others' posts. Well, it's long past time to highlight their personal creativity and boundless enthusiasm for new media in Latin America.

Chilean Love Poetry Online

20 April 2007

Love is one of the universal languages. One of the Chilean poets who wrote poems about love was Pablo Neruda. Not only do Chilean bloggers have Neruda’s romantic prose in their digital DNA, but so do bloggers around the world. Here is a selection of Pablo Neruda’s poetry that has spread throughout the net.

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Chile: building a new educational understanding

14 April 2007

These days one of the issues that is capturing the attention of Chilean bloggers is the educational reform. The LOCE, Constitutional Organic Law of Students is being reformed to a new law called the General Law of Education (PLEGE) (ES). Michele Bachelet, president of Chile declared that origin of the LOCE was authoritarian and that this new reform is based upon republican and democratic visions “and in a democracy, a law has to legitimize the popular sovereignty and the current LOCE, clearly does not count on this legitimacy”

Chile: Creative Commons Precedent

13 April 2007

Described as a triumphant achievement by Claudio Ruiz of Creative Commons Chile, Armando Torrealaba, represented by the non-governmental organization Derechos Digitales issued a cease-and-desist to the design agency Porta4 for using Torrealaba's image without following the non-commercial guidelines of his Creative Commons license. Porta4 ended up taking down the image...

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Chile: Bachelet, Transantiago and student protests

6 April 2007

Michelle Bachelet has had a difficult time since she was inaugurated as Chile’s first female president just over a year ago. She has endured corruption scandals in her own leftist coalition, student protests expressing angry dissatisfaction with the education system, and now, the collapse of Santiago’s costly new transportation system....

Chile: Two Gunshots Downstairs

4 April 2007

“My lifelong quest for cheap rent has taught me a thing or two about gunshots,” foreshadows Chileno. [Warning, somewhat graphic images.]

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Chile: Day of the Young Fighter

1 April 2007

Universidad del Bio Bio Concepción During Chile's dictatorship period, two brothers, Rafael and Eduardo Vergara were murdered. They were fighting against the government. Since then, some associations in Chile celebrate the day of the “young fighter.” This in not an official government issue. Unfortunately for us, the meaning of the...

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