Stories about Chile from September, 2013
Developing Latin America 2013: An ‘Apps Challenge’ for Social Impact
This year Developing Latin America goes from being a Hackathon to an Apps Challenge, an event to think of better ideas, obtain more concrete solutions, and achieve more sustainable applications.
Chile's Student Uprising: ‘There’s a Story to Be Told’
Global Voices spoke to Pablo Navarrete, who is making a documentary with his father about the Chilean students who are trying to do away with vestiges of the Pinochet dictatorship.
Latin America Remembers the Disappeared
The disappearance of people has left a profound footprint in Latin America, where cases of disappearance still exist today. Photographs, songs and blogs help to keep memories alive.
Victor Jara: Music In Search of Justice 40 Years After His Murder
The musical legacy of Victor Jara transcends national borders, just as the call to justice requires the extradition of one of the soldiers who murdered him 40 years ago.
Chile Coup Recounted Through Interactive Storytelling
The online version of Chilean newspaper La Tercera released an interactive, multimedia special [es, en] on the 40th anniversary of the coup against Salvador Allende. Mariana Santos worked with the team behind this project as an ICFJ Knight International Journalism Fellow. Mariana says that “the goal was to tell this...
Chilean Education: ‘No More Market Mechanisms, No More SIMCE’
Stop SIMCE [es] or (“Alto al SIMCE” in Spanish) is a campaign organized by a group of academics, teachers and students who want to put an end to the Education Quality Measurement System (SIMCE for its initials in Spanish), a standardized testing system used to evaluate Chilean students. The group explains...
‘Never Again': Chileans Look Back on Coup, 40 Years On
Forty years ago today, Chilean socialist President Salvador Allende was overthrown in a coup d’état which marked the beginning of a 17 year-long military dictatorship led by Augusto Pinochet.
Allende and Pinochet, the Comparison that Divides Chileans
The 40th anniversary of the coup d'état that overthrew Salvador Allende has revived the debate about the Allende government and the legacy of Augusto Pinochet's dictatorship.
Hundreds of Chileans File Complaints Against TV Show on Pinochet Dictatorship
The complaints against the program suggest that Chile is still divided by an event that marked its history 40 years ago.