The Chile Magazine


Chile has long been rich with copper and mining has brought much wealth to the country, exporting to markets in Asia (48%), Europe (31%), North Amrica (13%) and South America (8%). It is in fact the world's largest producer of copper with a 30% share of… more »

The biggest solar energy plant in the world

Iquique earthquake: queuing for bread

Following the 8.2 Earthquake in the port city of Iquique in northern Chile, many residents have been left without electricity and water.  more »

Earthquake chaos in Iquique

Intelligent crows rival 7 year old children in tests of logic

By Matthew Owens Research published today (Wednesday) in the open-access academic journal PLOSONE shows that New Caledonian crows may have an understanding of causal logic that surpasses that of young children. The international team from the Universi… more »

Chilean goalkeeper Herrera scores penalty in 1-0 victory

Goalkeeper Johnny Herrera entered Chilean footballing history when he scored a penalty taking his side Universidad de Chile to a 1-0 victory against Real Garcilaso in the Copa Libertadores. Herrera is the first keeper from a Chilean side to score in the… more »

The fate of HidroAysen hangs in the balance for 60 days

A committee of ministers from Chile's new centre-left government have ruled that a decision will be made on whether the controversial HidroAysen hydroelectric power project will go ahead or not within 60 days. By Matthew Owens The special ministerial… more »

Looking at the stars from Chile

Ancients from Nicholas Buer on Vimeo. Ancients "This film follows the ancient cycle of sunset, to night, to sunrise. A continuous loop of perpetual movement that has been unbroken since the dawn of time, and the only true constant in our lives. I… more »

The food paradox more »

Paul McCartney Out There in Chile

Paul McCartney announces new date for Chile in 'Out There' tour - 21st of April 2014 Paul McCartney's critically acclaimed ‘Out There’ tour that launched in Brazil last year and sees him visit 23 cities across the world has added a further date, st… more »

Copper profit versus GDP in Chile

Elections in Chile: a triumphing centre-left and a centre-right at the crossroads

As it was predicted by the polls, Mich… more »

Writing for chileno

  Chileno publishes articles from a range of people from those just starting out in their careers to seasoned journalists and experts in their respective fields. We also publish interview pieces with noteable Chileans from music legends to scienti… more »

Another chance to see award-winning Chilean film Thursday Till Sunday

  DE JUEVES A DOMINGO 26th of Feb 2014 The award-winning, atmospheric, thought-provoking and beautifully shot film by Dominga Sotomayor is to be shown again at The Proud Archivist in London. Check out the interview with director Dominga Sotomayor and… more »

Biomarker could help boys at risk of clinical depression

A large study on adolescent depression is to be published this week in the academic journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Major, or clinical depression is a common psychological problem where 1 in 10 are thought to be affected at some… more »

Aymara culture protects against mental health problems

The Aymara people live close to the Andes mountain range in South America and have been through a process of urban migration in Chile. Many have moved from the altiplano to the coastal cities Arica and Iquique of Northern Chile. As reported by… more »

My Virtual Journey Through Chile: Ghost towns

I have been staying in a hotel in Iquique for a while and my friend Claudio has returned to Arica, but not before introducing me to his aunt Anna-Maria and her large family. One of her daughters and I have travelled to the nearby Oasis of Pica for a ver… more »

chileno gets Google upgrade recently received an upgrade by Google moving its Page Rank from 3 to 4. Page Rank is only one of many metrics that determines the quality of a website but it is nevertheless noteworthy that an update has been made. Congratulations to the… more »

Mercury exposure in Chilean children: the true price of gold

A paper recently published in the open access journal PLoS ONE highlights the potentially damaging toxic effects of mercury exposure in children in Chile and points to the biggest risk factors associated with artisanal mining in the country. The… more »

Depression: A leading cause of disability in South America

A study published this week in the respected academic journal PLOS Medicine shows the extent to which death and disability is attributable to clinical depression. The authors analysed the overall burden of depression as well as breaking it down by region more »

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Inti-Illimani: The interview
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Interview with The Ganjas!
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