Stories about Chile from December, 2009
In Chile, a runoff election is scheduled for January 17, 2010 between the candidates Sebastián Piñera and Eduardo Frei and may mark the end of the 2 decade-long rule of the Concertación coalition.
Centros Chilenos [es] released a statement calling for right to vote for those Chileans living abroad.
On the road to Chile's presidential election on January 2010, four candidates lead the first round of voting on December 13: Alliance for Change's Sebastián Piñera, Concertación's Eduardo Frei, independent candidate Marco Enríquez-Ominami, and from the left wing Juntos Podemos Más party, Jorge Arrate.
An interesting summary of Sebastian Piñera's use of social networking [es] to support his current presidential candidacy for Chile (with information up to September 2009) can be found on the blog E the people.
“40 years of walking to the Promised Land and turns out to be this [a desert]. We're supposed to be the chosen people. I was expecting something closer to Rio de Janeiro” reads a recent comic [es] of Chilean cartoonist Alberto Montt. His blog Dosis diarias celebrated its 3rd anniversary...
On December 3 Chilean community celebrated a proper funeral for singer songwriter Víctor Jara, who was murdered 36 years ago during the military coup of Pinochet and has been an unparalleled influence on artists and musicians around the world.