Inti-Illimani: Interview

Inti-Illimani: Interview
Inti-Illimani are currently celebrating a 45 year milestone in their long and varied history as Chile’s best known pioneers of la Nueva Canción Chilena. Champions of the Andean tradition with a social and political conscience, Inti-Illimani have long be… more »

The poverty gap(s) in Chile

The poverty gap(s) in Chile
The March 2012 report on key workforce economic indicators has been published this week by La Universidad de Chile. The Encuesta de Ocupación y Desocupación en el Gran Santiago (Survey of Employment and Unemployment in Greater Santiago) has outlined key… more »

Chile has highest inequality in OECD

Chile became the first South American member of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in 2010, following great strides in economic development. For example, Chile currently has a healthy government borrowing to GDP ratio proj… more »

More wins for Chilean film

Regular readers will know that Chile mande several submissions to the Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente (BAFICI). The results are in and the Chilean film Sibilia by Teresa Arrendondo has been awarded the Human Rights Award: "… more »

Chile wins Gourmand Prize in Paris

Chile wins Gourmand Prize in Paris
The prestigious Gourmand Award for Best Cookbook 2012 has gone to the Chilean Patagonia Cuisine: Rivers, Lakes and Chiloe District by Francisco Fantini of Gourmet Patagonia. The book fought off serious competition from 14 finalists from around the world… more »

Atacama Starry Nights: Episode I

Check out this awesome timelapse piece from Babek Tafreshi, showing images from the ESO in the Atacama Desert, Chile. more »

A little poll for fun!

What does Chile mean to you?WineCopperLlamasDictatorsFootballSantiagoMiners free polls  more »

Chilean Artist in the UK: Karin Momberg

In Chile people who like to travel or wander the earth, who are curious enough about other parts of the world that they are rarely at home for long, are sometimes affectionately called 'patiperros' (like the dogs roaming the streets). There are over 500… more »

Meningitis vaccine breakthrough

Meningitis vaccine breakthrough
Around one in ten victims of meningitis die in the UK. Now Chilean scientists have tested a newly developed vaccine that brings hope of eradicating the disease. more »

La Hell Gang

La Hell Gang, is a Chilean trio belting out 60's style heavy rock, with one album under their belts Just What is Real and another on its way. Guitarist Francisco Cábala spoke to us about the released album and other projects that he is currently invovle… more »

Chilean selection at BAFICI

Chilean selection at BAFICI
While there have been rumours that the official selection for Cannes 2012 has been prematurely released, strong denials from Cannes have proved the 'leak' to be false. We will all have to wait patiently for the official announcement that is set to take… more »

Chile has more 'economic freedom' than the UK & US

The Heritage Foundation have published the 2012 Economic Freedom Index and the results make for interesting reading. For the first time the scores for Chile is higher than both the UK and the US. more »

September the 11th (no, not that one)

Chile's modern history is inescapably punctuated by the events that took place on September the 11th in 1973. After several unsuccessful campaigns (1952, 1958 and 1964), Dr. Salvador Allende became the first Marxist leader to be democratically elected t… more »

Helping young people in Chile

Helping young people in Chile
Investing in people is important for all the world's countries and particularly so for young people, who are afterall, any country's greatest asset. Despite the good growth and low debt that Chile has enjoyed in recent years, child poverty in Chile is s… more »

Discovering planets from the Chilean desert

The European Southern Observatory (ESO) is an intergovernmental astronomy organisation supported by many countries including the UK, with three sites in Chile: La Silla, Paranal and Chajnantor. The site at La Silla at 2,400 metres above sea level in the… more »

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