Chile 1973: Facing the past

ABC Australia documentary on the torture inflicted by members of the Pinochet dictatorship.

My Virtual Journey Through Chile: Pisagua

During my stay in Arica I got to know many people and was made welcome in bars and restaurants and had enjoyed invitations to people’s homes. There were lively conversations and much interest in my journey. As I recounted the things that I had seen and…

The abortion controversy

Regular readers will be aware of the study recently published in PLoSONE on maternal mortality rate (MMR) trends in Chile and the American  continent. Professor Koch from Universidad Católica, Concepción and colleagues from Universidad de Chile and othe…

The unique language of Chile

By Marcela de Vivo It is often remarked upon how the English spoken by Americans isn’t really “English,” but within the small area of the United Kingdom—or even just England—a diverse range of accents and slang can make one person almost unintelligible…

Chilenismos

Like most Latin American countries where Spanish is spoken (all apart from Brasil), the variety of Spanish in Chile is different to that found in Spain. Chileans have a way with words and some would say a different way of expressing their thoughts. A sl…

Chilean football players in Europe: Top 10

Chilean footballers have never had such a strong presence in European football. With a promise of more players to find our shores, here;s a current top 10.

Piñera has not had the Presidency he dreamed of…

Washington political analyst Patricio Zamorano reflects on a turbulent term for the Chilean President.

British in Patagonia

The British Presence in MAGALLANES By Carlos González Macaya The British Historical Archive, Chile The Process of Discovery and Exploration In a history spanning almost five centuries in the Magellan region, since 1520, the presence of the British,…

Poetry competition

1st CHILENO.CO.UK POETRY COMPETITION 2011 To celebrate contemporary Chilean poetry we are pleased to announce the results of the 1st chileno.co.uk poetry competition 2011. You can also view the archived Rules here. We have had an overwhelmingly posit…

Science in Chile: Falling short or aiming high?

You may have seen our recent post where the pressure group mascienciaparachile argued for more planning and spending on research in Chile. The group published a letter in Science which can be found here outlining their argument. On Friday the Chilean go…