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· July, 2010

Stories about Chile from July, 2010

Chile: Mapuche on Hunger Strike over Anti-terror Law

On July 12, 2010, fourteen Mapuche indigenous detainees began a hunger strike to denounce the Chilean State’s treatment of Mapuche communities in southern Chile. The strike is aimed mainly at...

Chile: Controversy Over Pardon Proposal by Catholic Church

The Chilean Catholic Church has announced a proposal regarding the need to pardon certain people convicted of crimes on humanitarian grounds. The proposal has sparked debate on the Chilean blogosphere,...

Chile: How to Fight Poverty

A recent Casen survey revealed an increase of 1.4% in poverty in Chile; that means that “just over 355 thousand people reached the poverty line for the first time in...

Chile: 10 Things Chileans will Never Forget about FIFA 2010 World Cup

Ricardo lists [es] 10 things Chileans will never forget about the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Some things are specific to Chile, but others are universal: Paul the Octopus, the Jabulani (the ball),...

Chile: Rapper and Hip-Hop Artist Ana Tijoux

Roberto Carreño dedicates [es] a post to Chilean rapper and hip-hop artist Ana Tijoux, calling her “the Chilean artist of the year.” She recently finished touring the United States where...

Chile: Government's Critical Response to Comedian's Parody Sparks Debate

Chilean comedian Stefan Kramer is known for his accurate and humorous impersonations of famous public figures, including President Sebastián Piñera; Kramer's parody of the president on a TV show last...

Chile: Bielsa and Piñera, When Football Meets Politics

Marcelo Bielsa has become much more than a football coach in Chile; he is often admired for his statements, and the media frequently deem his opinions headline worthy. But recently,...

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