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Op-Ed: Water privatization — Corporates vs public interest, again

Sydney - Many environmentalists have been highly skeptical of the chronic mismanagement of water resources worldwide in the last couple of decades. Some also suggest that global food giant Nestlé is behind moves to privatize water supplies.
In the Media by Paul Wallis - 1 comment

Magnitude 6.1 earthquake hits off northern Chile

Santiago - A 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck off northern Chile's coast on Sunday, the US Geological Survey said.The agency said the quake hit at 4:54 pm (2054 GMT) in the Pacific Ocean 22 kilometers (14 miles) west of Iquique, Chile, at a depth of 35.
In the Media by AFP

Chile creates DNA bank for Pinochet-era adoptions probe

Santiago - Chilean authorities have created a bank of DNA data to help investigate suspected illegal adoptions under the regime of dictator Augusto Pinochet, in power 1973 to 1990.
In the Media by AFP

A policeman's tribute to Michael Jackson’s death anniversary

Iquique - On the fifth anniversary of the death of Michael Jackson his fans remember him around the world. During a presentation of Chile’s Police Marching Band, an officer surprised everyone when he began to move using the famous dance steps of the late artist.
In the Media by Igor I. Solar - 3 comments

Australian, Chinese navies ready to fire

Canberra - Ships of the the Royal Australian Navy and the Navy of the People's Republic of China are operating in close proximity to each other, according to the U.S. Pacific Fleet.
In the Media by Chikako Uchinami - 1 comment

Porn star celebrates win over Australia by having 12-hour orgy

After Chile defeated Australia in their opening game of the World Cup, another related event involving a Chilean porn star made headlines.
In the Media by Owen Weldon

UNESCO grants World Heritage status to ancient Inca road system

Doha - The Inca Trail, a complex road network crossing six South American countries was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The award recognizes the historic and cultural significance of the ancient route used by the Incas and later by the conquistadors.
In the Media by Igor I. Solar - 9 comments

Burglar gets stuck in chimney when trying to rob sushi restaurant

La Florida - Police and Fire Department personnel rescued a suspected thief who became trapped in the chimney of a sushi restaurant while trying to rob the place. The man got stuck in the chimney and his accomplices left him there and escaped.
In the Media by Igor I. Solar - 5 comments

Mountain in Chile blasted for new telescope

The top of a 10,000 foot mountain in Chile has been blown up to make way for what will be the world's largest optical and infrared telescope.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Hydroelectric dam project rejected by Chilean officials

A committee of Chilean bureaucrats rejected a proposal for a massive dam project by the name of HidroAysen. The project would have seen massive development but also displacement of some local residents.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel - 2 comments

Review: ‘Santa Rita Winery’ — History and wines in Chile’s Maipo Valley Special

Santiago - Excellent wines, superb gastronomy, a museum of pre-Columbian art, beautiful gardens, and a tour into the history of Chilean wine, are part of the attractions offered to local and foreign visitors at “Santa Rita Vineyards” in the Maipo Valley.
Digital Journal Report by Igor I. Solar - 3 comments

Man injured when ‘wild elevator’ rushes up 31 floors, hits roof

Santiago - A man in Chile suffered serious injuries in a freak accident: the elevator he was riding from the basement to an upper floor of his building became out of control for unknown reasons and went up 31 floors in 15 seconds.
In the Media by Igor I. Solar - 6 comments

Thorny abortion debate looms in Chile

Santiago - Chilean President Michelle Bachelet is fighting fierce conservative opposition to allow abortion for women and girls who are raped, carrying non-viable fetuses or facing life-threatening pregnancy complications.
In the Media by Roser Toll (AFP)

Rescued Chilean miners gather to cheer their national soccer team

Santiago - Remember the ordeal of the 33 miners who were trapped for 70 days in the San José copper mine in northern Chile in 2010? They came together again to film a moving video in support of Chile’s national soccer team playing in the World Cup Brazil 2014.
In the Media by Igor I. Solar

Teen sex education campaign makes use of giant yellow condom

Santiago - It's hard to not see a 40-foot tall fluorescent yellow condom standing straight in the middle of a suburb, and that's just the way La Florida's Mayor Rodolfo Carter likes it. The center-right mayor wants teens to notice, and stop and think about it.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 3 comments

Review: ‘Salmon in the Sea’ — Is farmed salmon a threat to wild salmon? Special

Campbell River - A recent segment of CBS’ “60 Minutes” focuses on the positive and adverse aspects of salmon farming, potential threats of this activity to wild salmon populations in the Pacific Northwest, and comparative facets of salmon products for the consumer.
Digital Journal Report by Igor I. Solar - 9 comments

Thieves overwhelm soldiers and steal their weapons and helmets

Santiago - Six criminals attacked yesterday a warehouse holding building materials and other donations for the victims of the fire that razed large areas of the port of Valparaiso on April 12. The thieves stole the weapons of the soldiers securing the facility.
In the Media by Igor I. Solar - 4 comments

The Cathedral of Buenos Aires — Four centuries of construction Special

Buenos Aires - With a long history of construction and decoration spanning over 400 years, the Cathedral of Buenos Aires has a mix of architectural styles including aspects of the Italian Renaissance, Baroque, French Neoclassical, and elements of the Corinthian order.
Digital Journal Report by Igor I. Solar - 6 comments

Review: Buenos Aires Botanical Garden — Beauty and greenery in the city Special

Buenos Aires - The Botanical Garden of Buenos Aires, located in the Palermo district of the capital of Argentina, has species of plants from five continents, five greenhouses, 27 sculptures, a butterfly garden, and dozens of cats.
Digital Journal Report by Igor I. Solar - 2 comments

Op-Ed: Chilean Bellflower — A delicacy plant from the southern forests Special

Santiago - Considered one of the world's most beautiful plants, the Chilean bellflower, is a climbing vine native to central and central-southern Chile. At its northern limit of distribution, the species is extremely rare, vulnerable, and protected by law.
Digital Journal Report by Igor I. Solar - 6 comments
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