Women's maternal health

The latest study from the MELISA Institute on maternal mortality estimates. more »

My Virtual Journey Through Chile: Baquedano and Santiago

My Virtual Journey Through Chile: Baquedano and Santiago
Isabella the virtual traveller is back and visits Santiago de Chile and Baquedano, where Che Guevara allegedly experienced his ephiphany when talking to some of Latin America's poor. more »

There’s more to Punta Arenas than El Viento (penguins for one)

There’s more to Punta Arenas than El Viento (penguins for one)
We travelled to the windy city of Punta Arenas in Southern Chile. It is in fact the most southerly city in the world. But there is more than climate and geography to Punta Arenas... more »

Film club review: My Last Round

Film club review: My Last Round
Octavio is a champion boxer from the south of Chile. But when he meets Hugo, a young and attractive man, everything changes. As their relationship develops, Octavio realises that he cannot box forever. The couple move to Santiago to start afresh but all is not a bed of roses. My Last Round is released on DVD from the 9th of June. Follow @chilenocouk for a free DVD provided by Peccadillo Pictures. more »

Film club: Humanoide no Robot

A short animation by Ignacio Ruiz that was screened at the Short Film Corner at the Cannes film festival. more »

Looking at the stars from Chile

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. more »

Is violence in schizophrenia on the increase?

Is violence in schizophrenia on the increase?
According to research in the new Psychiatry journal from The Lancet, schizophrenia is associated with violent crime, premature death and suicide and the trend is rising. Matthew Owens reports. more »

Film club: La Cola de Moebius

A short film by Chilean director Simon Bergman on the impossibility of the Chilean Bureaucracy. more »

Chilean miners back World Cup bid in TV ad

The Chilean miners, once trapped underground for 10 weeks after a mine collapsed in Copiapó, spur on the national side in a TV advert as they prepare for battle in the "group of death". Captions are available. more »

Richard III was hunch-backed wasn't he?

Richard III was hunch-backed wasn't he?
Richard III reigned from 1483 to 1485 until his death on the battlefield at Bosworth and was the last English king to die on the battlefield. Shakespeare portrayed him as ugly and deformed but how hunch-backed was the monarch in reality? more »

Chile: One of the fattest nations on earth

Chile: One of the fattest nations on earth
Chilean children are the fattest in Latin America according to international research published today in the The Lancet. The results show a disturbing global trend of rising obesity. more »

Film club: Nostalgia de la Luz

Film club: The award-winning Nostalgia de la luz by Chilean director Patricio Guzmán. The Atacama desert is a gateway to the past for astronomers and archaeologists but the desert also holds dark secrets that some Chileans are reluctant to face up to. more »

Internet speeds in South America

Internet speeds in South America
A regularly updated comparison of internet speeds in South America, with the UK given as comparison after news that the Chilean Senate recently supported the proposal to guarantee internet speeds in the country. more »

Fog-catchers in the desert: Confessions of cultural anthropologist

Fog-catchers in the desert: Confessions of cultural anthropologist
Professor Horacio Larrain reflects on his time working on the fog-catching projects in northern Chile and asks whether enough has been done to help local communities in providing them with water. What is the end point of science? Should it also be applied? more »

Getting it right on abortion in Chile: A necessary correction in The Guardian

Getting it right on abortion in Chile: A necessary correction in The Guardian
In light of a recent article published in The Guardian on abortion ban in Chile, Director of The MELISA Institute, Professor Elard Koch discusses a necessary correction in the article and why it is important for Chile. more »

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