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Chile: Senator Flores Withdraws from Party

Senator and vetaran blogger, Fernando Flores, has posted a letter [ES] he sent to Party For Democracy head Sergio Bitar announcing his withdrawal from the political party, which has been accused of political corruption. Fellow veteran blogger Leo Prieto applauds the decision: “We need transparent politicians, giving an example to follow, respecting the laws, and working for us. We need politicians with clean hands [ES].’

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  • […] Among North American internet aficionados, Fernando Flores might be best known for his book Disclosing New Worlds: Entrepreneurship, Democratic Action and the Cultivation of Solidarity, a passage of which became the “corporate philosophy” of Ludicorp, the original creators of Flickr before it was sold to Yahoo!. But for Chileans, Flores is a political legend whose own life mirrors the trials, tribulations, and resilience of their country. He was Finance Minister under the leftist administration of Salvador Allende, political prisoner during the Pinochet dictatorship, Silicon Valley entrepreneur in exile, and now once again a politician based in Santiago who was most recently lauded for withdrawing from the scandal-ridden Party for Democracy. You can learn more about the Senator/Blogger in Rosario Lizana’s two part interview featured here on Global Voices. For now, I leave you with Senator Flores’ post and proposal regarding World of Warcraft: In the last few weeks I have been playing World of Warcraft, one of the most popular online multiplayer games (along with Second life which we have already mentioned [ES] on this blog) on the Net. […]

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