Stories about Chile from May, 2011
Music blogger Roberto Carreño lists “5 great moments of Chilean hip-hop” [es]. He includes a brief description and a video of each song.
Luis Cuello in El Quinto Poder, describes how [es] Television Nacional de Chile, the State's television channel, played the latest of ads by Hidroaisen campaign during the night news (prime time in Chile). He asks readers whether this is the right approach, considering that thousands have repeatedly protested in past weeks...
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After the approval of the construction of the Hidroaysén hydrolectric power station in the Aysén region of the Patagonia of Chile on May 9, 2011, there have been many protests around the country. Netizens have been using social media networks to share and spread information on the demonstrations.
Una Mirada de la Realidad [es] shares three citizen videos of “cacerolazos” –protests where participants bang pots and pans– on May 15 in Valdivia, Santiago and Valparaiso against the Hidroaysen dam project approved last week.
On Monday, May 9, a project to construct a hydroelectric dam called Hidroaysén was approved amid a tense atmosphere marked by about 1,000 people demonstrating outside the place where the voting took place. In social networks, slogans against the government and the project were quickly followed by the hashtag #noahidroaysen, a Trending Topic. An estimated 10,000 people answered the call to protest in the streets across the country that day.
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Blogger Eileen Smith, an “ExBrooklynite” living in Santiago, participated in the protests against the hydroelectric dam HidroAysén that was approved on Monday, May 9. She reports: “The police were not just dispersing the crowds from Plaza Italia, they were actively pursuing all groups of more than about 25 people, chasing...