Stories about Chile from December, 2007
Former Chilean president Ricardo Lagos offered up an apology for the controversial public transport system Transantiago that has received plenty of criticism. Notas Al Margen [es] provides thoughts on this apology.
Webprendedor, a gathering of entrepreneurs and those that want to find how they do it, took place in Santiago earlier this year. Many of the topics focused less on the technical aspects of internet businesses, but rather on vision, customer care and fundraising. Bloggers wrote about their experiences are presenters and as attendees, indicating their excitement about the future for these types of projects in Chile.
Enzo Abbagliati of Cadaunadas [es] commemorates the 100 year anniversary of the massacre of Santa María of Iquique in Chile, where depending on the reports up to 195 striking mineral workers were killed by soldiers.
Chuqui provides a couple of suggestions on how to eliminate violence in the football stadiums in Chile [es].
A Chilean company recently purchased the Peruvian supermarket chain WONG. Juan Sheput of Mate Pastor [es] writes about some possible implications for the country.
BiblioRedes is a program from the government of Chile, which provides free computer and internet access to 387 public libraries across the country. This access especially allows Chileans in underrepresented areas to learn how to use the computer and the internet. One feature of this training is the ability to create their own website. The most interesting of this content can be found on the project's blog Contenidos Locales (Local Content).
Tomás Dinges of Chile From Within provides the latest run-down of news from Chile.
A new map for use by cell phones will help users maneuver through the difficulties of the Transantiago public transport system in Santiago, Chile, writes Leo Prieto of Fayer Wayer [es].