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· June, 2011

Stories about Chile from June, 2011

Video: Celebrating the Solstice

The celebrations for Summer and Winter Solstices were full of lanterns, dances, flowers and bonfires. Lets tour around the world to check out the different celebrations: Solstice at Stonehenge, Feast...

Chile: ‘Riding the Ramal’, a Photo Essay

Margaret Snook in Cachando Chile posts a photo essay of a the ‘Ramal’, a “rural branch-line train that runs 80 km (50 mi) from Talca to Constitución, from the foothills...

Latin America: ‘La Furgo-Nana’ On the Road For Children's Rights and Lullabies

A documentary, a ‘transmedia platform’ and a humanitarian project: in ‘La Furgo-Nana’ (“a Volkswagen Type II Bus from 1969″) Maria and Anton are driving through the Pan American highway from...

Chile: More than 70,000 March in Santiago Demanding Improvements in Education

According to the online version of Chilean daily El Mercurio, more than 70,000 people [es] are marching in downtown Santiago demanding improvements in education. Using the hashtag #junio16 (“June 16,”...

Chile: Mapuche Demand Compensation for Flooding Caused by Hydroelectric Dam

Indigenous News reports that “More than sixty Mapuche families from Panguipulli are banding together to demand compensation for flooding that occurs on their lands each year caused by a nearby...

Chile: A Photo Essay on The Making of Olive Oil

In Cachando Chile, Margaret posts a photo essay which details the steps in the production of Chilean olive oil at the Olave organic olive groves.

Chile: Ideas to Fight Air Pollution in Santiago

Blogger Daniel Arellano suggests [es] several measures that could be implemented in Santiago to fight severe air pollution: reforestation, relocating companies to other parts of the country and educating people...

Latin America: An Overview of E-Government in the Region

Global Voices author and Spanish Translation Manager Juan Arellano looks [es] at e-government in Latin America, giving a short overview of specific initiatives that are currently being implemented in several...

Chile: How Many Marched Against the Hidroaysén Hydroelectric Station and Why?

Last Saturday, May 28, a new massive protest took into effect against the Hidroaysén hydroelectric project, that unlike other marches, had a festive and familiar atmosphere. What is it that...

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