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  • November 21, 2012 • Chile, Print, Theme • Views: 641

    Chile: Letter from the Editor

    Dear readers, My first time in Chile, I arrived alone in Santiago with a walking boot and a backpack. I put down the backpack and limped over the cobblestone streets of Bellavista to visit La Chascona, the Santiago house of Pablo Neruda,...

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  • October 27, 2012 • Chile, Features, Print • Views: 1897

    2020: India’s Imperfect Vision

    by Daniel Gordon The thermometer was edging past 100 when Girija Dhaigavi met me at a Hindu temple in Janatavasahat, an Indian slum in Pune. One would not pin Mrs. Dhaigavi, a housewife and mother, as a fighter. In India, though,...

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  • October 27, 2012 • Chile, Print, Q&A, Theme • Views: 1003

    Q&A Rolf Lüders Schwarzenberg

    DIANA SAVERIN spoke to Rolf Lüders Schwarzenberg, an Economics professor at Pontifica Universidad Cátolica de Chile. He was the Minister of the Economy and Finance under Augusto Pinochet (1982-1983). He was a member of the “Chicago...

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  • October 27, 2012 • Chile, Print, Theme • Views: 765

    The Silicon Valley of South America?

    The rooms of Start-Up Chile’s new headquarters at Centro Movistar Innova (CMI), a renovated former mansion, are quiet, but the light-filled space pulses with the creative energy of ideas being implemented. Entrepreneurs tap busily...

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  • October 27, 2012 • Chile, Print, Theme • Views: 1707

    Las Nanas

    by Diego Salvatierra Growing up in Chile, I never complained about my chores. I didn’t have any, and neither did any of my friends. We had nanas instead. These household workers or maids––always women––are part...

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  • October 27, 2012 • Chile, Print, Theme • Views: 3404

    Forgetting the Esmeralda

    In my Internet sleuthing before the Globalist’s annual reporting trip, I thought I had discovered the perfect story: the Esmeralda. Six Chilean ships have borne the name Esmeralda, and the current one has been in operation since...

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  • October 27, 2012 • Chile, Print, Theme • Views: 769

    The Warriors of Araucanía

    by Sera Tolgay Araucanía—the poorest among Chile’s 14 regions—is the homeland of the Mapuche, the country’s largest indigenous group and the only native population in the Americas to successfully resist Spanish...

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  • October 27, 2012 • Chile, Print, Theme • Views: 791

    The Lover, the Fighter, and the Ant

    by Sally Helm A clown came to the protest wearing stilts. He held a sign—“No More Military Spending!”—and also, a toilet plunger. Nearby, two women chanted that “water is a right,” and a group from the communist party...

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  • October 27, 2012 • Chile, Print, Theme • Views: 728

    The Future of Funiculars?

    by Emily Ullman A port city founded in the nineteenth century, Valparaíso is known for its labyrinth of brightly colored houses that hug the peaks and dips of the city’s many cerros—steep hills plunging down into the...

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  • October 27, 2012 • Chile, Print, Theme • Views: 683

    Chile’s 66 Eyes to the Night Sky

    by Ashley Wu At 5,000 meters altitude, in the midst of a woozy, oxygen-scarce haze, it is easy to mistake the Chajnantor Plateau in Chile’s Atacama Desert for a scene out of Star Wars. Here, massive, white titanium antennas from the...

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