Stories about Chile from July, 2007
Chile: A Controversial Agreement with Microsoft
An agreement signed between the Chilean Ministry of Economy and Microsoft has stunned many Chileans. Microsoft will now have exclusive access to provide services through the Chilean government, and which will make automatic Microsoft users out of ordinary citizens. Some have stated that this agreement was not reached through a public bidding process, and there had not been an opportunity to explore open software alternatives.
Bangla blogs discuss evolution – Of life, blogs and women power
What is blogging all about? Is it about sharing one's daily life and/or thoughts with the rest of the world? Is it then an autobiography of sorts? Can a blog be deemed as literature? Suman Rehman, who labels himself as an ‘uploader’ rather than a true blue blogger, set the...
China: Immigrants and sea
Maryannodonnell from Shenzhen fieldnotes blogs the opening ceremony for a documentary “immigrants and sea” which is about cultural life in Latin American Coastal cities.
Chile: Clash Between Youth Football Team and Police Rallies Country
Notas Al Margen [ES] writes about the incident where members of the sub-20 Chilean National team clashed with Canadian police, but wonders why it takes a football incident to rally the country.
Peru: Origins of Pisco
Utilismos [ES] writes about Pisco Day and the ongoing dispute with Chile regarding the origins of this popular drink.
World Ponders the 7 New Wonders
On July 7, 2007, the world elected a list of “New 7 Wonders”. Chosen by global vote via internet, telephone and SMS, many argue that the election was unfair and favored the broadband-connected West (how else would you explain the Statue of Liberty being one of the 21 finalists?). The...
Chile: Video Art in Santiago
Chile From Within writes about Yael Rosenblut's newest exhibition and Video Art in the capital city of Santiago.\
Chile: Government Seeks to Lower Price of Broadband Internet
Fayer Wayer [ES] is pleased with a new governmental effort that seeks to lower the price of broadband internet in Chile.
Alberto Fujimori: Arrested in Chile, Running in Japan, Dreaming of Peru
Alberto Fujimori, the former president of Peru now under house arrest in Chile, has surprised everyone with the announcement that he will run for the Senate in his motherland, Japan. Despite his future being in the hands of the Chilean Supreme Court, where he facing charges of corruption and human...