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...

Stunning images of Chilean geyser field El Tatio

A showcase of stunning images of the El Tatio Geyser near San Pedro de Atacama in northern Chile. Photography by Owen Perry.

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.

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

If the Chilean centre-right is interested in surviving and continuing to be a relevant electoral force, it should hear those who promote ideological renovation and resist those who favour ideological entrenchment.

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.

chileno gets Google upgrade recently received an upgrade by Google moving its Page Rank from 3 to 4.

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.

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.

My Virtual Journey Through Chile: Pica and Iquique

                                                My name is Isabella and I have decided to enjoy a virtual journey of fun, enlightenment and discovery in Chile. Because of the length of the country I am able to discover so many diverse regions from the…

My Virtual Journey Through Chile: Into the Atacama

By Isabella My travelling companion Claudio and I have decided to go in search of the Gigante de Tarapacá or the Atacama Giant, which can be found in the desert, close to Huara. We had become friends earlier on in my journey, when we had met at Arica a…