Rosario Lizana

Rosario Lizana is a Chilean freelacer, based in Santiago. Her experience lies in the field of strategic communications and research. She teaches at the Barnechea Cultural Corporation that promotes the exercise of debate amongst Chilean youth. Rosario has also worked as a consultant for political campaings and is currently promoting and advocating the blog platform in Chile.

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Chile: Two new Regions

  28 December 2006

The Chilean congress has approved two new regions in Chile. Currently, Chile has 12 regions and the capital, Santiago.  As iquiquenoticias(ES) explains: Los miembros de la Cámara de Diputados aprobó con 106 votos a favor y 1 abstención, las modificaciones propuestas por la Cámara de Senadores al proyecto de Ley...

Chilean Christmas Consumer Behavior

  23 December 2006

Christmas is coming. This post takes a look at Chileans’ consumer behaviour during holidays. Writing about what Chileans are buying for presents, Luis Alarcon (ES) describes top-selling present: El éxito de esta navidad, poleras (polos, tshirt) con las pólemicas imágenes de Allende y el reciente fallecido Pinochet. Los encargados aseguran...

Chilean Ex-Dictator Augusto Pinochet Dies

  13 December 2006

The dictator has died this past Sunday. Augusto Pinochet Ugarte, born into a middle class family in 1915, a late-comer to coup plotting in 1973, and subsequent figurehead of the military coup ousting the democratically elected Socialist Salvador Allende, was dead 30 minutes after losing consciousness. He was hospitalized last...

Pinochet's Heart Attack: Bloggers Reactions

  7 December 2006

Last weekend, ex-dictator Augusto Pinochet, was admitted to the hospital because of a heart attack. The situation awoke national feelings of what he symbolises to Chilean citizens. This post is meant to share some of those reactions: El Chere (ES) on irreverencia (ES), writes: ¿Qué tienen en común el fin...

Chile: 27 Hours of Love

  4 December 2006

Last Thursday marked the begininning of the biggest charity event in Chile, called Teleton (ES) . Carola (ES) explains a little of its history: La historia de Teletón comenzó a escribirse en diciembre de 1978, en Chile, cuando el famoso conductor de Televisión Mario Kreutzberger, Don Francisco, asumió un compromiso...

No Congress Debate for Abortion in Chile

  24 November 2006

With 61 votes in favor, the lower house of the Chilean congress decided to not legalize abortion and declared it “unacceptable”. 21 votes were against there were 3 abstentions. Quemarlasnaves (ES) posts about the democratic sense that involved the decision: La decisión del Presidente de la Cámara, respaldada por la...

Chile Seeks Political Transparency

  17 November 2006

Last week, Fernando Flores (ES), Senator from the leftist coalition, decided to suspend his party affiliation to the PPD because of a corruption scandal with other senators from the same coalition. The week before, the worldwide ranking of transparency listed (ES), Chile at position number 20 and first in transparency...

Blogs & Beers with David De Ugarte

  13 November 2006

David De Ugarte (ES) , a popular bloger in the Spanish-language blogosphere is visiting Chile. He is the founder of Las Indias Electrónicas (ES) and creator of Cyberpunk (ES) A few nights ago, David shared time with Chilean blogers with an open invitation, so everyone could attend. Roberto (ES) posts...

Pinochet's Gold: Gone with the Wind

  5 November 2006

These past weeks, the news of Pinochet's investments in gold was enough to make bloggers write, not only from Chile, but also around the world. Carololine (ES) posts the complete Facts about this development, and also the magnitude of the news: Este “peso en oro” supera los cien millones de...

Chilean Cycling Bloggers

  26 October 2006

Santiago, the capital of Chile, is one of the most polluted cities in the World (of which we are not proud). In this scenario a group of bike lovers, have developed a way to promote cycling in the city. “Arriba de la Chanca” (ES) (the translation is “over the pig.” in...

Chilean Bloggers Around the World

  19 October 2006

Ana María (ES) lives in Heidelberg. She explains that to pass the cold winter she discovered wool. With it she makes small handcraft dolls and posts them on her blog. Just like she does, a lot of Chileans around the world use blogs to express themselves, communicate with friends, and...

Sewell, Chile: World Heritage Town

  16 October 2006

Photo by Mali Sewell is located at an altitude of over 2,000 metres in the Andes mountains. A copper mining town, this year UNESCO declared it a World Heritage site. La Libélula (ES) explains a little of history, as well as the social scene: Sewell was established at the beggining...

Surf in Chile

  7 October 2006

In Chile summer is coming and the surfers don’t mind. They just surf all year long up and down Chile's 2,880 miles of coastline. A community of passionate surfers share videos, experiences and their lifestyle. Chilesurf (ES), is not only a blog of Chilean news, waves, beaches and championships, but...

Chilean Blog Update: Woman's Talk

  30 September 2006

There are two very popular 100% womens isues blogs in Chile. Men, fashion, concerns, boyfriends, relations, thoughts, all center on women's interests: Zancadas (ES) and nuestroclubdelulu (ES) . In the last post of Zancadas, Ana Paula Do Brasil wrote about the moment just before we are about to go out...

Third Chilean City with free Wi Fi

  21 September 2006

Molina is located in the Maule Región, in Curicó province. The main square in Molina now has free Wi-Fi for the citizens. This is the third city in Chile with free Wi-Fi, The other two are Salamanca and Puerto Montt, as Plataforma Urbana (ES) explains in a post about the...

Chile: Celebrating the First National Government Junta

  15 September 2006

Photo by Ditto_ Chileno photos On September 18, we will celebrate the First National junta that took place in 1810. As the Geographic Military Institute (ES) explains: Independence day is not the real reason why we celebrate on September 18, but rather it corresponds to the fist decisive step that...

The “Morning After Pill” Debate

  8 September 2006

The Chilean Health Department has decided to give the morning-after pill, for free, to teens over 14 yeas old. This pill is popularly known in Chile as the “day after pill” (“el día después”). The pill will be given in a confidential way and without consent of the parents. The...

Internet in Chile: Creating New Political Actors?

  31 August 2006

Co-authored by Mary Joyce and Rosario Lizana Why has Chile, a country of only 16 million people where only 10% have internet in their homes, become a hotbed of cyberactivism? We know that the answer is not related to the tool, it is related to what is done with the...

Broadband for All!!!

  24 August 2006

Chilean bloggers are concerned about the opportunities that broadband can bring to our development. Alex Lagos (ES) , writes on his blog: One week ago, La Nación published an article about broadband in Chile. The real thing is that we have been hearing about this issue for a while and...

Escondida Copper Mine Closes Production Because of Strike

  19 August 2006

The high international prices of copper have caused the workers of the biggest copper company in the world to start a strike 12 days ago. They are asking for a better salary. Last night, 800 miners had a violent incident with the police forces who were trying to break up...

Bloggers Opinion of Sanfic Film Festival in Chile

  10 August 2006

Sanfic is an international film festival in Santiago held from the 8th to the 12th of august. Countries from all over the world participate in the exhibition, such as the Philippines, Canada, France, Germany, Thailand, Mexico and others. More than 100 productions can bee seen. This is the second year...

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