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· March, 2010

Stories about Chile from March, 2010

Chile: The Process of Earthquake Reconstruction

Exactly a month after the devastating earthquake in Chile, President Sebastián Piñera announced a reconstruction plan for the country’s infrastructure and housing, prompting Chileans to provide opinions about how this...

Chile: New Government Makes Strong Presence on Twitter

Chilean President Sebastián Piñera and his Cabinet are all on Twitter, which captured the attention of Chilean users of social media, but some are skeptical and cautious about how effective...

Chile: Curicó Province One Month After Earthquake

One month after the Chilean earthquake, Luis Alberto Cabello of the blog Vivimos la Noticia [es] takes a look at the Curicó province, one of the hardest hit areas. He...

Chile: Firsthand video account of Tsunami waves in Pichilemu

The force and unexpected nature of a tsunami wave can be seen in the following video. It shows a group of friends walking on the debris strewn beach of Pichilemu,...

Chile: President Piñera's Unsold Shares in LAN Airlines

Chilean president Sebastián Piñera made a campaign promise to sell all of his shares in LAN Airlines by the time he took office on March 11, 2010, something he has...

Chile: Changes in Government Websites with Arrival of New Administration

Many Chileans noticed that some government websites no longer contain photos or information from the previous administration, and they are wondering whether it was a deliberate message sent from the...

Chile: Tu Sunami jabs at President, quakes and aftershocks

From Chile, a video mashup by tintoweno mixes McHammer, Storm Troopers and the Chilean president Sebastián Piñera as comic relief: adding  humor to the tense situation lived in Chile as...

Chile: Earthquake Reveals Social Inequalities

The quick burst of lawlessness that ensued after the February 27 earthquake in Chile sparked a national debate about the existing social and economic inequalities in the country.

Chile: Mapuche Communities Affected by Earthquake

After the February 27 earthquake in Chile, the media and the government have faced strong criticism for their lack of coverage and support for the small Mapuche indigenous communities closest...

Japan: Flight Doctor Tweeting in Chile

Flight doctor George Tomioka, who is in Chile as part of the Japan Disaster Relief Team from JICA, is tweeting at @georgetomioka [ja]. Here's a tweet from March 7th: “[Chile...

Chile: Earthquake Testimonials

The site Terremoto 2010 [es] invites readers to submit their testimonials when and after the earthquake hit Chile.

Chile: Criticism of Television Coverage of Earthquake Aftermath

Andrés Azócar of the blog Hijo del Medio [es] writes about some of the criticisms aimed at Chilean television for its post-earthquake coverage. He supports some of that criticism including...

Chile: Communication Failure

Jorge Barahona writes about the digital communication failure by the Chilean government [es] after the earthquake, who did not make best use of the tools available. However, he praised channels...

Chile: Army Deployed to Streets of Concepción

The situation in Concepción, Chile’s second largest city, has worsened considerably after the earthquake. Confirmed reports of uncontrolled looting, building collapses, violence, and even in some cases, arson led to...

Chile: Political Points Amidst the Earthquake

Among the ongoing reports of casualties and damage caused by the earthquake that struck Chile, political observers and bloggers have commented on the implications the quake will have on Chilean...

Chile: Chaos in the Province of Curicó

“Chaotic continues to the situation that province of Curicó faces,” writes Luis Alberto Cabello of the blog Vivimos la Noticia [es] written from the Chilean province that was one of...

Chile: Earthquake Effects in Maule

The citizen newspaper Maulee [es] based in Maule, the epicenter region of the Chilean earthquake provides updates on how the region was affected, including fatalities, road conditions, and recommendations from...

Chile: Architectural Structures Damaged by Earthquake

Many buildings around Chile were damaged by the earthquake. David Basulto of the architecture blog Plataforma Arquitectura [es] collects news and photos of these structures.

Chile: U.S. Citizen's Account of Earthquake

Cathy Dean, a U.S. citizen living in Santiago, Chile, provides her account on her blog of the recent earthquake the hit on February 27, 2010.

Barbados, Haiti: Being Prepared

“What is clear is the changing climatic conditions affecting the world, the Caribbean included”: On the heels of two major earthquakes in the region, Barbados Underground wonders “what can we...

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