Stories about Chile from November, 2010
Chile: Blog Focusing on Santiago's History and Culture Wins BiblioRedes Contest
Biblioredes announced the winners of the contest [es] “The Best Content of our Local Culture in the Bicentennial,” where more than 652 blogs, web pages, videos and photo galleries participated. Urbatorivm [es], a blog about “urban and cultural history of the city of Santiago, Chile,” won first place.
Chile: Support for Electoral Reform
Greg Weeks from Two Weeks Notice shares poll results that show support for an electoral reform: “A new poll in Chile shows support for some electoral reform, particularly for voting to be voluntary (77%). Meanwhile, 60% support making registration automatic once you become 18 years old. The same percentage supports...
Chile: Education Reform Sparks Debate
Mauricio Rojas explains and critiques [es] a recent education reform presented by the Ministry of Education. Mauricio ends his post linking to another point-of-view on the reform by José J. Brunner [es]. The reform has sparked a debate because, among other things, it would reduce class time for Social Science...
Latin America: Travel E-Book Celebrates Latin America At Ground Level
Margaret Snook from Cachando Chile writes about Celebrating Latin America at Ground Level, a free e-book by Steven Roll from Travel Ojos: “a collection of tales from 29 expats and travel writers on just about every imaginable aspect of life in Latin America.”
Chile: Protests Against Mining Industry
The Latin Americanist writes about recent protests targeting the government and the mining industry: “Chile’s mining industry has come under increased scrutiny since the mine collapse that left the 33 miners trapped underground for about seventy days. Unfortunately the reform promised by President Sebastian Pinera has been slow to materialize.”
Chile: Staying Informed Through Twitter
Sigrid Huenchunir [es] wrote a post for El Quinto Poder [es] on how Twitter has become one of the main (and fastest) ways for her to stay informed on what is happening in Chile while she is away studying. She says that through Twitter she learns about things the Chilean...
Latin America: Music Blog “Club Fonograma” Reviews Latin American Music in English
Club Fonograma: We are Sudamerican Pop! is a music blog, written in English, that reviews Latin American music. Blog posts include audio or video of the band or singer being reviewed. They are on Facebook, Twitter, You Tube, and My Space.
Collaboration against Corruption: Upcoming Events
Four different technology for transparency-related initiatives will take place around the globe in the next month. Renata Avila provides a round up.
Chile: Three Chilean Pop Bands Reviewed
Music blogger Roberto Carreño [es] reviews three Chilean pop bands: Portugal [es], Denver [es] and Oddo [es].
Chile: Globalization, Not Just About Big Macs and Pizza Hut
Greg Weeks from Two Weeks Notice: A Latin American Politics Blog, briefly talks about Chile and globalization: “Globalization in Chile is not just about Big Macs and Pizza Hut.”
Chile: Students Walk More Than a Thousand Kilometers for Public Education
Three Chilean university students began walking this past September 30th. They walk for Chilean education and will cover more than 1000 km through Chile until they arrive in Santiago, the capitol. They march in a peaceful protest against the privatization of education in their country.
Chile and China: Rescuing the miners
The news about the successful rescue of 33 miners by the Chilean government on October 14 was followed by the news of a mining accident in Pinyu county, in the Henan province in China only two days later, which resulted in the deaths of 37 miners.