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· May, 2007

Stories about Chile from May, 2007

Chile: Smog Makes Santiago Unlivable

  30 May 2007

C.hileno continues to write about the smog in the city of Santiago. On the days that it does rain in the city, he highly suggests to take advantage and watch the snow-capped mountaintops while you can. However, his conclusion is that “the smog makes Santiago unlivable, according to my humble...

Chile: Broadband Internet at Cheap Prices

  28 May 2007

The Chilean technology blog, Fayer Wayer [ES]disputes the data that states that Chile is one of the two countries in the region whose residents are able to access the cheapest broadband internet connections. He calls into question the definition of broadband, but is also pleased that the prices for this...

Americas: Copa America Blog

  23 May 2007

For fans of the “beautiful game”, a new blog site dedicated to the biennual football tournament, the Copa America, will come as a welcome surprise. The Copa America 07 Blog will feature news and stories about the South American national teams and guests, that will participate in this tournament in...

Chile: Transantiago Falls Short

  21 May 2007

The relatively new public transport system in Santiago that seeks to integrate and combine the different lines of buses and trains continues to draw criticisms. Qué weá miro en Interné? [ES], a Chilean blog, thinks that even with a well thought out plan, the plan cannot work unless all of...

Chile: External Vote Rejected

  20 May 2007

Notas Al Margen [ES] reports on the rejection of the proposal that would allow Chileans living abroad to receive the right to vote. Some variations on the proposal called for new voters to register every five years, where they would need to travel back to Chile during this time period....

Chilean Gas Crisis: Biofuel Perspectives

  17 May 2007

A reduction in the supply of gas to Chile due to colder temperatures in neighboring Argentina has opened a debate on the use of biofuels. The Chilean government provided a tax incentive for the further development and use of these alternative fuels. However, some bloggers discuss the pros and cons of the increased development of biofuels.

Chile: The View of Peruvians in Santiago

  16 May 2007

Guido writes about his city of Santiago in En Tu Ciudad [ES] and a recent observation focused on the presence of Peruvian immigrants. He laments the “indirect and direct racism and xenofobia” of many of his fellow citizens towards the newcomers, and is relieved that not everyone holds these attitudes.

Chile: New Political Party's Channel

  15 May 2007

Rodrigo Walker writes about the new Chilean political party Chile Primero and its very own YouTube channel [ES]. Blogger Leonardo Maldonado of Resiliencia Estratégica [ES] also comments on this new movement and its “new way of authentically talking about politics…not in the form of clichés, but in the form of...

Peru: Border Issues with Chile, Reliving the War of the Pacific

  11 May 2007

Even though the War of the Pacific ended over one hundred years ago, many in the affected countries are still discussing the events to led to the loss of territory by Peru. Bloggers write about their historical facts in the conflict and support for current actions such as the March to Tacna, seeking resolution to the conflict

Chilean Ethnic Groups: Development Against Native Rights?

  11 May 2007

Many indigenous communities in Chile are being pushed off their lands in the name of development. Some bloggers are faulting the government for not fulfilling their obligations to protect these groups, while another documentary filmmaker captures the actions of the government and company working together to displace families to build a dam.

Americas: Happy Mother's Day!

  11 May 2007

Throughout the Americas, mothers everywhere are being celebrated and congratulated on their special day. Many bloggers are joining these well wishers, such as Isopixel [ES] in Mexico, the women bloggers at El Club de Lulu [ES] from Chile, and Guatemalan Luis Figueroa, who remembers his own mother, Nora on his...

Chile: Personal Reflections on New Political Party

  4 May 2007

Global Voices contributing author, Rosario Lizana recently published an article about the Chilean blogosphere's reaction to the new emerging party, Chile Primero. In her personal blog, Comunicacion [ES] she adds her own thoughts about this new movement.

New political movement: Chile Primero

  3 May 2007

A new political movement called Chile Primero is set to be a launched on May 12. Some Chilean politicians and some Chilean bloggers are ready to support this new party, although there is some debate how it will interact with the current President and other coalitions.

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