Stories about Chile from May, 2008
Chileno provides an in-depth look at the Chilean government's smog map and what it says about the levels of contamination in the capital city of Santiago.
A Spanish photographer was injured after being hit by a Chilean policeman, while covering protests in the city of Valparaíso. Fernando Meza of Periodismo Globa [es] has the full story.
Luis Ramírez of Audentes Fortuna Luva [es] writes about his meeting with the Chilean Minister of Planning regarding the One Computer Per Child project. Ramírez writes that it was suggested that the Ministry establish “technological policies for equality.”
Eduardo Villanueva of Casi Un Blog Mk II [es] writes about a phishing scam that attempts to lead readers to believe that Chile declared war on neighboring Peru.
Enzo Abbagliati of Cadaunadas [es] salutes members of local libraries in Chile for their work in assisting after the eruption of the Chaitén volcano. Some have organizing activities in the shelters and others have been providing internet access for those who have been displaced.
Inform Yourself, a political critique Hip-hop song and video made from youtube videos and distributed on that same channel, has caused a stir in the Chilean community and unleashed a flood of comments, both in favor of the message it gives of informing yourself and not taking information on TV at face value, and others lashing against certain lyrics which tell people to go throw rocks at foreign company's windows as a way to protest.