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· September, 2010

Stories about Chile from September, 2010

Chile: 80 days later, Mapuche still on hunger strike

Today marks 80 days of the Mapuche hunger strike over the Anti-terror law in Chile. Observatorio Ciudadano published a list [es] of demonstrations that will take place throughout Chile and...

Chile: Alternative Transportation for ‘World Carfree Day’

September 22 was “World Carfree day” and Daniel Arellano shared five alternatives to using a car in Chile [es].

Chile: Police Break up Display of Mapuche Flag During Bicentennial Celebrations

Montserrat Nicolas shares a citizen video of an incident during the bicentennial celebrations; the video shows police breaking up a display of a Mapuche flag and apprehending those involved.

Chile: Bloggers and Social Network Users Question Bicentennial Celebrations

On September 18 Chile commemorates 200 years of its Independence from Spain with a Bicentennial celebration. But the date has generated reactions from bloggers and Twitter users who are relating...

Chile: Program ‘Enlaces’ Wins International Prize for ICT and Education

Hugo Martínez writes for El Quinto Poder [es] about the importance of an award given to the program Enlaces, created by the Chilean Ministry of Education “to introduce digital technologies...

Getting to Know the Global Voices Latin America Team

The Global Voices Latin America team of volunteer authors has grown over the past three years. During this transition and the presentation of a new Regional Editor, Silvia Viñas, let's...

Chile: Bands and Soloists on Twitter

Roberto Carreño has listed the Twitter accounts of several Chilean bands and soloists.

Cyber-Event Organized by Biblioredes Takes over Twitter

On August 10, a 1-hour cyber-event was organized by Biblioredes, a Chilean network of public libraries. The cyber-event was hosted on Twitter and positioned the hashtag #biblioteca (#library) as a...

Chile: First Country to Legislate Net Neutrality

After nearly three years of discussions, Chile approved the commonly named Net Neutrality Law, but not all users agree that this law represents a good piece of legislation.

Chile: Isabel Allende Wins Chilean National Prize for Literature

On Thursday it was announced that, after much criticism, Isabel Allende was the winner of the 2010 Chilean National Prize for Literature. Julio Suarez Anturi thinks [es] that the criticism...

Chile: Police Reportedly Use Rubber Bullets in Student Protest

Natalia Muñoz reports [es] that during a peaceful student protest in the University of Chile, police used tear gas, water cannons and rubber bullets. Students from the Faculty of Architecture...

Chile: Law Requires Radio Stations to Include Chilean Music in at Least 20% of Programming

Roberto Carreño Parra is critical [es] of a new law that requires the 1,200 radio stations associated with the Association of Radio Broadcasters of Chile (ARCHI) to include Chilean music...

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