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  • October 27, 2012 • Chile, Print, Theme • Views: 1664

    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: 1577

    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: 1458

    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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  • October 27, 2012 • Chile, Print, Theme • Views: 1747

    Mining and its Discontents

    by Sanjena Sathian Workers at the El Teniente copper mine outside of Santiago like to gossip at lunch. The hefty, orange jumpsuit clad men get only one hour for lunch, in the middle of 10 to 15-hour days of tough manual labor. Over...

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  • October 27, 2012 • Chile, Features, Print, Theme • Views: 1558

    Agua Dulce

    by Diana Saverin I met René Muñoz when he was two hours into his commute home after visiting his children in the nearest town. He arrived in a pickup truck with peeling red paint to a ranch where I was staying in Aysén, a region in...

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  • May 21, 2012 • Reporting Trips • Views: 1260

    Pride and Polemics in Valparaíso

    by Eli Markham: Today—May 21st—marks the anniversary of the 1879 Battle of Iquique, a naval encounter during the Pacific War. The Esmeralda, a wooden Chilean ship that was under the command of 31-year-old Arturo Prat, took on a...

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  • May 2, 2012 • Letters from..., Print • Views: 1830

    Letter from Chile: Meeting the Keepers of the Seeds

    (Photo courtesy of the author) I sat alone in the plaza as the thick November dusk dissolved off the stones. I was in a town in southern Chile called Curarrehue: a village of a few thousand people, mostly indigenous, nestled at the base of...

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  • May 1, 2012 • Uncategorized • Views: 1025

    1 week until departure!

    It’s been a whirlpool of final papers and exam cramming, but our fantastic Globalist Chile team is dancing around with happy (and caffeinated) smiles because in just one short week, we’ll be departing for Santiago! All of our...

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  • August 14, 2011 • Blogs, Summer 2011 Blog • Views: 1888

    From Alexandria to Patagonia

    by Eric Gresham: For my last blog post this summer, I’ve posted an article I wrote for my newspaper back home in Alexandria, Virginia summarizing my journey to and through Chile.  If you’ve been keeping up with my posts, you might...

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  • August 9, 2011 • Blogs, Summer 2011 Blog • Views: 1880

    Adventures in Bariloche, Argentina

    by Eric Gresham: Normally by July, Bariloche, Argentina is a month into ski season.  However, this winter has been marred by the potent combination of Chile’s Volcán Petrohue’s eruption, whose ashes have disrupted flights all over...

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