Posts filtered by tags: Chile[x]


 

Capitalism rotten to the cor(p)

Pushback from strong social movements have recovered democracy for the people of Bolivia and Chile The post Capitalism rotten to the cor(p) appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Opinion, Chile, Capitalism, Bolivia, Us Elections, Banana Republic, Openaccess, Evo Morales, United Fruit, Top Six, Neocolonialism, Jeanine Añez, Luís Arce, Liberal Capitalism, The Ampersand


NASA scientists discovered a 'very weird' molecule in the atmosphere of Saturn's moon Titan. It could point to alien life.

This near-infrared, color mosaic from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows the sun glinting off of Titan's north polar seas. NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. Arizona/Univ. Idaho NASA astronomers discovered a "very weird little molecule" called cyclopropenylidene in the atmosphere of Saturn's moon Titan. Scientists think alien life could survive in Titan's underground salty ocean. This molecule could serve as a stepping stone to more complex molecules that play important roles in sustaining life. ...
Tags: Space, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Chile, Aliens, Saturn, Titan, Extraterrestrial Life, Cassini, Nixon, Michelle Starr, Alma, Goddard Space Flight Center


Chile's latest steps towards true democracy are a beacon for the world | Kirsten Sehnbruch

Hopes are high that the overwhelming vote to overturn the Pinochet-era constitution marks the beginning of a new eraOn Sunday, Chileans voted overwhelmingly in favour of establishing a new constitution. After one year of almost continuous social and violent protests, the country erupted upon hearing the news with the kind of jubilant parties and street celebrations that were last seen when a 1989 plebiscite put an end to the 17-year dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet.Chile’s current constitution w...
Tags: Human Rights, Protest, Americas, Chile, Augusto Pinochet, Pinochet, Kirsten Sehnbruch, Jaime Guzmán


Here’s What 10 Million Stars Look Like

Using the Dark Energy Camera at the Cerro Tololo observatory in Chile, astronomers took an image of the stars clustered around the center of our Milky Way galaxy that shows about 10 million stars. Check out the zoomable version for the full experience. Looking at an image like this is always a bit of a brain-bender because a) 10 million is a huge number and b) the stars are so tightly packed into that image and yet c) that image shows just one tiny bit of our galactic center, d) our entire ga...
Tags: Chile, Jason Kottke, Dark Energy Camera, Cerro Tololo


Nayara Joins Forces with Tánica - Expanding beyond Costa Rica adding two new hotels to its collection

Nayara Resorts, known for its three properties in Costa Rica often ranked amongst the top hotels in the world, is thrilled to announce a new partnership with Tánica hotels in Chile. This is Nayara's first foray beyond Costa Rica and they look forward to offering guests their incredible customer service and gracious hospitality, starting with Alto Atacama Desert Lodge & Spa in Chile's Atacama Desert and Hangaroa Eco Village & Spa on Easter Island.
Tags: Travel, Chile, Costa Rica, Atacama Desert, Nayara, Nayara Joins Forces, Tánica, Alto Atacama Desert Lodge Spa, Hangaroa Eco Village Spa


Chile is about to rewrite its constitution to form a more equal society

The years-long push for a new Chilean constitution, explained.
Tags: Chile


Chile's president hails 'triumph of democracy' as voters back scrapping dictatorship-era constitution

Chile's President Sebastian Piñera hailed the results of a national referendum held to scrap a dictatorship-era constitution as a "triumph" for democracy.
Tags: Cnn, Chile, Sebastián Pinera


Chile country profile

Provides an overview, basic information as well as key dates for this South American country
Tags: News, Chile


Chileans vote by huge majority to replace Pinochet-era constitution – video report

Chileans celebrated on the streets after voting overwhelmingly to tear up the country's constitution, imposed four decades ago under the military dictatorship of General Augusto Pinochet. In Santiago's Plaza Italia, the focus of massive protests last year that led to the poll, fireworks rose above a crowd of tens of thousands of people singing in unison as the word 'rebirth' was beamed on to a tower above. Exit polls showed that 78.24% of people had voted to approve a rewrite, while 21.76% rejec...
Tags: Protest, World news, Santiago, Chile, Augusto Pinochet, Pinochet


Jubilation as Chile votes to rewrite constitution

An overwhelming majority vote to tear up the dictatorship-era constitution and create a new one.
Tags: News, Chile


Celebrations in Chile as voters back rewriting constitution

Chileans vote overwhelmingly to tear up dictatorship-era charter in favour of new citizen-written constitution.
Tags: Chile


Celebrations as Chile votes by huge majority to scrap Pinochet-era constitution

A plebiscite called in response to street protests in 2019 sees 78% of people back a new charter to replace one imposed by military dictatorChile has voted overwhelmingly in favor of rewriting the the country’s constitution to replace guiding principles imposed four decades ago under the military dictatorship of General Augusto Pinochet.Jubilant pro-reform supporters took to the streets of the capital Santiago and other cities to celebrate on Sunday night after exit polls showed that 78.24% of p...
Tags: Americas, Santiago, Chile, Pinochet, Augusto Pinochet Jubilant


Jubilation as Chile votes to rewrite constitution

An overwhelming majority vote to tear up the dictatorship-era constitution and create a new one.
Tags: News, Chile


Chile to Scrap Pinochet-Era Constitution in Landslide Referendum

(Bloomberg) -- Chile voted overwhelmingly on Sunday to draft a new constitution, launching a two-year struggle over first principles...
Tags: Chile, Bloomberg Chile


Scientists Capture World's First 3,200-Megapixel Photos (slashdot)

Scientists at the Menlo Park, California-based SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have taken the world's first 3,200-megapixel digital photos, using an advanced imaging device that's built to explore the universe. CNET reports: "We will measure and catalog something like 20 billion galaxies." said Steven Kahn, director of the Vera C. Rubin Observatory in Chile. That observatory is where the world's largest digital camera will become the centerpiece of a monumental effort to map the night sky. ...
Tags: News, Chile, Cnet, Rubin, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Menlo Park California, BeauHD, Vera C Rubin Observatory, Steven Kahn


Chile: millions head to polls in referendum on constitutional reform

Abolishing Pinochet-era constitution was key demand of last year’s protests Chilean streets filled on Sunday for the first time since the start of the coronavirus outbreak as millions of people turned out to vote on whether to get rid of the country’s Pinochet-era constitution in favour of a fresh charter drafted by citizens.A new constitution was a key demand of fierce anti-government protests that erupted last year over inequality and elitism in one of Latin America’s most advanced economies, ...
Tags: Protest, Americas, World news, Chile, Latin America, Augusto Pinochet, Pinochet


Movistar: Unforgettable Lights

Chile's Movistar Arena turned its lights back on for a good cause. Every year during October, Movistar strengthens its efforts to raise awareness about Breast Cancer and the importance of self-examination and early detection. After months with its lights turned off due to the current context; the Movistar Arena turned on its dome lights again to show the breast self-examination movements practically and effectively. The action included tips and tools for its execution and info...
Tags: Advertising, Chile, Movistar, Movistar Arena


Coronavirus live news: anti-lockdown protesters march in central London; Colombia due to surpass 1m cases

Polish president Andrzej Duda tests positive for Covid-19UK could be urged to keep windows open in effort to curb Covid-19Coronavirus vaccine final-stage testing to restart in USWhich countries have the most coronavirus cases and deaths? 3.03pm BST Colombia is set to surpass 1 million infections on Saturday, becoming the eighth country globally to do so. As scientists around the world race to find a coronavirus inoculation, Colombia says it is ready to distribute any vaccine which proves ef...
Tags: Science, London, Qatar, World news, Colombia, Infectious Diseases, Chile, Andrzej Duda, Reuters, Augusto Pinochet, Pinochet, South American, Coronavirus, COVID, Gerardo Burgos


Scientists Capture World's First 3,200-Megapixel Photos

Scientists at the Menlo Park, California-based SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have taken the world's first 3,200-megapixel digital photos, using an advanced imaging device that's built to explore the universe. CNET reports: "We will measure and catalog something like 20 billion galaxies." said Steven Kahn, director of the Vera C. Rubin Observatory in Chile. That observatory is where the world's largest digital camera will become the centerpiece of a monumental effort to map the night sky. ...
Tags: Tech, Chile, Cnet, Rubin, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Menlo Park California, Vera C Rubin Observatory, Steven Kahn


Double-Dipping

For the second time in five games, Sebastian Soto has bagged a 45-minute brace to lead Telstar to victory, this time a 2-0 win over Helmond Sport on Friday night. Let's hope he cuts it out with this Chile flirtation so I don't have to stop following him here. - Greg Seltzer [Author: Greg Seltzer]
Tags: Videos, Sport, Soccer, Chile, The Netherlands, Americans Abroad, by Greg Seltzer, Greg Seltzer, Helmond Sport, Sebastian Soto


Chile's choice: Out with the old, in with the new?

After a year of often violent protests, Chileans get to decide whether they want a new constitution.
Tags: News, Chile


Can a new constitution solve Chile's old problems?

After fierce protests, Chile's referendum Sunday will decide whether the country should replace its dictatorship-era constitution.
Tags: Cnn, Chile


Why Chileans want to kill their constitution

For a country at peace, Chile has seen plenty of recent turmoil. Churches were set ablaze and hundreds arrested during protests in the capital Santiago last weekend, nearly a year after at least 26 people died in fierce clashes over a transit fare hike.
Tags: News, Santiago, Chile, Stories


Uber Eats / Burger King: The Referendum Whopper

This Sunday, Chile will be involved in a historic process, a referendum to decide if the country changes or not its constitution, written during the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet back in the 80s. Considering the fact this political process will move a critical mass of people during the pandemic, the government has tightened the measures to prevent contagion and among these is that each voter must carry their own personal blue pen that will be non-transferable. In this sc...
Tags: Advertising, Chile, Burger King, Augusto Pinochet


Endangered Loa water frogs rescued from desert have 200 offspring

A clutch of critically-endangered water frogs rescued from a muddy puddle in Chile's driest desert has birthed 200 offspring at the country's national zoo, the Chilean government announced on Wednesday.
Tags: Cnn, Chile


Chance for Chile to forge new path in vote to scrap Pinochet-era constitution

Sunday’s referendum could mean end for 1980 constitution that allowed privatization to flourish and led to widespread inequalityCarlos Hinrichs clearly remembers the fear and repression of the Pinochet years.His father was jailed for supporting Salvador Allende, the leftwing president deposed in Chile’s 1973 military coup. His mother and sister were dismissed from their university positions. He saw classmates shot dead at protests. Continue reading...
Tags: Americas, World news, Chile, Augusto Pinochet, Pinochet, Salvador Allende, Hinrichs


Southern California Catholics mostly welcome Pope Francis’s endorsement of same-sex civil unions

Pope Francis endorsed same-sex civil unions for the first time as pontiff when he was being interviewed for the feature-length documentary “Francesco,” which premiered Wednesday, Oct. 21, at the Rome Film Festival. While a number of Southern California Catholics were not surprised by the pope’s compassionate stance toward the LGBTQ community, many also recognized that his comments, significant as they are, would not change the church’s doctrine, which views the sacrament of marriage as the union...
Tags: News, Religion, Sport, Rome, Austria, Soccer, United States, Chile, Pope Francis, Vatican, Catholic Church, Associated Press, Catholic, Francis, Rome Film Festival, Cruz


Partnership, policy and trade in Asia’s economic recovery

Today, at the , leaders from government and the technology industry will discuss how to work together to bring about a strong recovery from COVID-19. This is a vital conversation. Advances in policy and technology have always led to progress and opportunity. But in Asia Pacific today, with another —and the virus only increasing the importance of digital knowledge and tools— it’s more important than ever that policymakers and technology-makers work towards common goals. It’s how we ensure the b...
Tags: Google, Asia, Australia, Southeast Asia, Singapore, Asia Pacific, Chile, Bain, Asian Development Bank, Singapore New Zealand, Public Policy, Google in Asia, Ted Osius, COVID


Chile protest anniversary turns violent as churches burned

Tens of thousands of Chileans gathered in the central square of Santiago to mark the one-year anniversary of mass protests that left over 30 dead and thousands injured, with peaceful rallies on Sunday devolving by nightfall into riots and looting.
Tags: News, Santiago, Chile, Stories


Chile protest anniversary turns violent as churches burned, police fire tear gas

Tens of thousands of Chileans gathered in the central square of Santiago to mark the one-year anniversary of mass protests that left over 30 dead and thousands injured, with peaceful rallies on Sunday devolving by nightfall into riots and looting.
Tags: Cnn, Santiago, Chile