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· December, 2011

Stories about Chile from December, 2011

Chile: Neighbors and Netizens Unite to Save Concon Dunes

After 20 years of struggle against the construction of a real-estate project on a delicate and unique ecosystem called the Concon Dunes, neighbors and netizens have united their voices to...

Chile: Netizens Report and React to Torres del Paine Wildfire

For days, a wildfire has been consuming thousands of hectares in national park Torres del Paine in Chile's Patagonia. Netizens are sharing reports and reacting to the news through #salvemostorresdelpaine...

‘Developing Latin America': Open Data Projects

The 'Desarrollando Latin América' (Developing Latin America) competition, a public hackathon for creating technological solutions to education, security and budgetary problems in six countries in the region, took place on...

Latin America: Youth Unemployment

Bloggings by boz looks at youth unemployment in Latin America, concluding that “with growth projections decreased for 2011 and 2012, the current situation for youth unemployment is almost certainly getting...

Chile: If You Are a Maid, Identify Yourself

Class discrimination or simple rules of a private club? A golf club's regulation forbidding maids or nannies to enter the pool zone and forcing them to dress so they can...

Chile's New Safe Driving Campaign

Eileen Smith, in her blog Bearshapedshpere, praises a new safe driving campaign in Chile, which she says “feels like a Chile-specific message, something home-grown and applicable here, not borrowed from...

Chile: Twitter User Organizes Christmas Giving Event in Iquique

Cristian Nuñez (@HombredeRadio), using the hashtag #Navidad140Iqq [es], invites Twitter users from Iquique (in northern Chile) to gather at 1:30 am on December 25 to hand out Christmas presents to...

Chile's Urban Cycling Movements

Rodrigo Gómez Arratia writes for Mi Voz [es] about urban cycling in Chile and the different movements that promote it.

Latin America: Social Networks Bring Recognition to Primary Recyclers

Using various social media, primary recyclers of Latin America, also known as pepenadores, cartoneros, buzos (waste pickers) or simply recyclers, have joined together in search of social inclusion and formal...

Chile: Communist Party Asks for Pablo Neruda's Exhumation

Lillie Langtry, from the blog Memory in Latin America, comments on the petition by the Chilean Communist Party to exhume the remains of poet Pablo Neruda “due to allegations that...

Chile: Legislation to Limit Easter Island Visitors Fails

Around 400 Rapa Nui protested peacefully after a legislation that “would have limited the number of visitors to Easter Island as well as the number of individuals who could move...

Latin American Hackathon Seeks to Create Web Apps to Solve Social Problems

On December 3 and 4, 2011, developers, designers, academics and other experts from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Peru, and Uruguay, will participate in “Desarrollando América Latina” [es] (Developing Latin America),...

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