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The Colourful Murals of Barrio Brasil

Santiago is getting seriously crowded. It’s not just the Canadian in me speaking—“Oh, my God, two or more people are walking in the street, must run away to a safe, empty place!”—, Chile’s capital has been experiencing a massive population boom in recent years. All around Latin America, the word got around that the economy is doing okay, no political coup can be foreseen, and the weather is nice. Old one- or two-storey buildings are being torn down, the new typical Santiago apartment is on the 2...
Tags: Travel, China, Santiago, Chile, Latin America, Plaza de Armas, Barrio Brasil, Haussman, South America 2018-2019, San Cristóbal Hill Providencia


Kidnap suspect to face Sydney court for extradition to Chile

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A woman wanted in Chile on kidnapping charges dating back to Chile’s 1973-1990 military dictatorship is expected to appear in a Sydney court on Wednesday for an extradition hearing. Chile’s Supreme Court requested the extradition of Adriana Rivas in 2014. She was wanted for her alleged role in the 1976 killing […]
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Nation, Chile, Sydney, CANBERRA Australia, Nation & World, Adriana Rivas


Everything You Need to Know to do the Torres del Paine Trek

You are in for a treat if you head to Patagonia to trek. The O and W Circuits in Torres del Paine are nothing short of spectacular. They aren’t easy multi-day hikes, especially with full backpacks but they sure are bucket list worthy. It’s time consuming researching the Torres del Paine trek – be it the O Circuit or the W circuit. I always had questions I could never find the answers for online so I hope this blog post makes your life easier.  Here’s everything you need to know to do the To...
Tags: Travel, Hiking, Santiago, Chile, Argentina, Patagonia, South America, John, Ariel, Alberta, Buenos Aires, Italiano, Grey, Trekking, Don, Frances


The Cute and Cuddly Cats of La Vega Central

Remember what I said in Argentina and Uruguay about the nearly complete absence of catcalls? Apparently, Chilean men didn’t get the message that catcalling isn’t a compliment. And it’s not like I meet local beauty standards as well (long, dark hair, lipstick, platform shoes), so I’m guessing Chilean women have it worse. It’s funny how the human mind works—after five catcalls in a row one day, I started to pay attention to… cats. I was in La Vega Central, Santiago’s giant fruit and vegetable mark...
Tags: Travel, Santiago, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Pacific Ocean, La Vega Central, La Vega Chica, South America 2018-2019, Cuddly Cats of La Vega Central, La Vega Central Santiago, Mercado Central de Santiago, Avenida Recoleta


Keller Williams announces 3 new international markets

Keller Williams expanded its franchise operations to Ireland and will soon launch in Chile and Italy, the company announced at its annual Keller Williams Family Reunion event in New Orleans.
Tags: International, Radio, Ireland, Chile, Paul Allen, Italy, Agent, Industry News, Keller Williams, Brokerage, Select, Keller Williams Family Reunion, Agent Growth, Claudia Guzmán, Darren Darcy, Will Soteroff


Londres 38 – Santiago’s Creepiest House

The scariest movies aren’t necessarily gory or full of mask-wearing dudes chasing potential victims armed with their weapon of choice—a disturbing atmosphere or a theme that taps into our deepest fears can keep you awake at night long after the credits rolled. Santiago’s creepiest house is a mansion located in an otherwise tiny, lovely neighbourhood, barrio París-Londres. It’s actually just a couple of cobblestone-paved streets behind the former orchard of the Iglesia de San Francisco, one of th...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Santiago, Chile, Iglesia de San Francisco, Pinochet, Londres, La Alameda, Calle Londres, South America 2018-2019, Creepiest House, Londres It, Inteligencia Nacional DINA


Pope Francis Defrocks Former US Cardinal Theodore McCarrick Over Sex Abuse

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has defrocked former U.S. Cardinal Theodore McCarrick after Vatican officials found him guilty of soliciting for sex while hearing confession and of sexual crimes against minors and adults, the Holy See said Saturday. McCarrick, 88, is the highest-ranking Catholic churchman to be laicized, as the process is called. It means he can no longer celebrate Mass or other sacraments, wear clerical vestments or be addressed by any religious title. He is the first churchm...
Tags: News, Washington, New York City, US, Ap, Pennsylvania, United States, Chile, New Jersey, Pope Francis, Vatican, Catholic Church, Kansas, Jesus, Associated Press, Vatican City


Antarctic ice shelves: Searching for clues on climate change

Chile's Escudero base on King George Island acts as a research hub for a frozen expanse that extends to the South Pole, with more than 300 international scientists taking turns to brave the bitter Antarctic temperatures. The Chilean Antarctic Institute (INACH) has supported research into a biomolecule called "Antartina," derived from a plant native to the region, which has shown positive early results in diminishing colorectal, liver and gastric cancers in mice. This month a multinational team...
Tags: Science, Chile, South Pole, Antarctic, Escudero, King George Island, Chilean Antarctic Institute INACH, Antartina


The Coup, The Struggle for Democracy and a New Beginning – Santiago’s Museo De La Memoria Y Los Derechos Humanos

Forty-five years ago, I wouldn’t have been able to roam around freely in Latin America—unless the other me had had a taste for military dictatorship tourism, and I don’t think she would have. Forty-five years ago, the US-backed Plan Cóndor implemented a campaign of political repression and state terror involving intelligence operations and assassination of opponents in most of South America. Forty-five years ago, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay were right-wing dictatorshi...
Tags: Travel, US, Santiago, Chile, Argentina, Venezuela, South America, Uruguay, Central America, Latin America, Augusto Pinochet, Colombia Peru, Forty, La Moneda, Argentina Chile, Derechos Humanos


Imagine yourself doing the backstroke in one of the 11 largest pools in the world

From Egypt to Singapore to California, here's a pictorial breakdown of some of the biggest and largest pools in the world. Many of these pools are so big that you can even kayak and windsurf on them. The post Imagine yourself doing the backstroke in one of the 11 largest pools in the world appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: California, Singapore, Trends, Egypt, Chile, Guinness World Record, Smart Home, Lagoon, Infinity Pool, Largest Pools In The World


GoTrendier raises $3.5 million to take on Spanish-language fashion marketplaces

Thanks to environmentally conscious young buyers, throwaway culture is dying not only in the U.S., but also in Latin America – and startups are poised to jump in with services to help people recycle used clothing. GoTrendier, a peer-to-peer fashion marketplace operative in Mexico and Colombia, has raised $3.5 million USD to do just that. And i nvestors are eyeing the startup as the digital fashion marketplace growth leader in Spanish-speaking countries.  GoTrendier, founded by Belén Cabido, is...
Tags: Startups, TC, Mexico, US, Barcelona, E-commerce, Designer, Colombia, Chile, Brazil, Argentina, Silicon Valley, Stella Mccartney, Latin America, Menlo Ventures, Sergio Pérez


5 of the best restaurants in Santiago de Chile

With its lunar landscape deserts to the north and its dazzling glacial mountain ranges to the south, Chile is a fabulous place to vacation. And if you know where to go, it’s also a great place to dine. Chilean cuisine is as diverse as its geography. Its innovatory chefs come armed with a blend of […] The post 5 of the best restaurants in Santiago de Chile appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Restaurants, Santiago, Chile, Luxury, Food And Drink, South America, Michelin Star, Michelin Stars, Regions, Going Out, Travel Miscellany, Santiago de Chile


Antarctic ice shelves: Searching for clues on climate change

Chile's Escudero base on King George Island acts as a research hub for a frozen expanse that extends to the South Pole, with more than 300 international scientists taking turns to brave the bitter Antarctic temperatures. The Chilean Antarctic Institute (INACH) has supported research into a biomolecule called "Antartina," derived from a plant native to the region, which has shown positive early results in diminishing colorectal, liver and gastric cancers in mice. This month a multinational team...
Tags: Science, Chile, South Pole, Antarctic, Escudero, King George Island, Chilean Antarctic Institute INACH, Antartina


In a Parallel Universe

Don’t tell me about the winter storm that swept across America and Canada. Trust me, I know. First, I received an email from the school board: “Gee, don’t even think about sending your kid to school, are you crazy or what?” (Okay, the official wording was “Alert – OCDSB Schools and Buildings CLOSED). An email from Mark’s school followed: “No, but like seriously, we’re not taking your kid, good luck, eh!” (I may be paraphrasing; the official object was “URGENT: Schools Closed Feb. 13th, heavy sno...
Tags: Travel, America, Canada, Santiago, Chile, Nikon, Ottawa, Mark, Feng, La Serena, La Alameda, South America 2018-2019, Santiago Best


Facepalm Moment in Santiago

How many times have I stayed in Santiago? Five, ten times, maybe? I know the city pretty well. Like, for instance, I can explain you that the main avenue is Avenida Libertador General Bernardo O’Higgins, but that absolutely everyone refers to it as “La Alameda,” which can be confusing for tourists who are trying to say “General Bernardo O’Higgins” with a Spanish accent and are promptly directed to a street with a completely different name, as if it was a practical joke. The 7.77-kilometre-long a...
Tags: Travel, Santiago, Chile, North, Buenos Aires, Feng, Santa Lucia, La Serena, La Alameda, Avenida Libertador, Bernardo O'Higgins, South America 2018-2019, West of San Francisco Church, Centro Cultural Gabriela Mistral Cerro Santa Lucía, Biblioteca Nacional de Chile, Torre Entel


Whicker: If California doesn’t play host to winter golf, who will?

A golf cart creates a considerable wake while driving through a puddle off the second fairway as rain suspended play during the first round of the Genesis Open on Thursday morning at Riviera Country Club. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon) Phil Mickelson tees off on the 10th hole during the first round of the Genesis Open golf tournament at Riviera Country Club Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ryan Kang) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds ...
Tags: Florida, California, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Chile, Golf Channel, Phil Mickelson, Pga Tour, Bubba Watson, Dustin Johnson, Waze, Jordan Spieth, Adam Scott, Pittsburgh


Best wine bars in New York City

New York City is full of dive bars with happy hours, beer and shot specials, and well drinks galore. But sometimes, you just want to have a nice glass of wine and drink it in an establishment that will have more than the house chardonnay. While atmosphere is key, people assume all wine bars are pretentious and expensive, and they’re often apprehensive about going inside if they aren’t knowledgeable enough about wine. Yes, New York City can be expensive, as can wine, but there plenty of places...
Tags: Travel, New York, France, New York City, Georgia, Spain, Brooklyn, Chile, Italy, James Murphy, Eastern Europe, All, Wineries, Williamsburg, New York Ny, Brooklyn NY


Jordan Spieth gets off to good start at Genesis Open

Phil Mickelson, right, talks to Jordan Spieth on the 10th tee box during the first round of the weather-plagued Genesis Open on Thursday at Riviera Country Club. (AP Photo/Ryan Kang) Jordan Spieth watches his tee shot on the 11th hole during the first round of the Genesis Open golf tournament at Riviera Country Club Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ryan Kang) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds Dustin Johnson walks back to the...
Tags: Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Chile, Phil Mickelson, Rory Mcilroy, Bubba Watson, Dustin Johnson, Jordan Spieth, Riviera, Tim, Spieth, Hoffman, Mickelson, Jimmy Walker


Argentina, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay to present joint 2030 World Cup bid

Santiago (AFP) – Argentina, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay are to submit a joint bid to host the 2030 World Cup, Chile’s President Sebastian Pinera announced on Thursday. Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay had already submitted a... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Santiago, Chile, Uruguay, Afp, Argentina Paraguay, Sebastián Pinera, Argentina Chile Paraguay, AFP Argentina Chile Paraguay


World Cup 2030: Chile to join Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay in joint bid

Chile will join Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay in making a joint bid to host the 2030 World Cup.
Tags: Football, Chile, Uruguay, Argentina Paraguay


S American nations bid for 2030 World Cup

Chile will join Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay in making a joint bid to host the 2030 World Cup.
Tags: News, Chile, Uruguay, Argentina Paraguay


Good for Chelsea: Man United’s Alexis Sanchez hurt in ‘freak’ accident

Chelsea vs Manchester United Chelsea are Europa League action today when they take on Malmo in Sweden in the round of 32. The Blues are looking for a far better away performance than they’ve shown in their last two away days in the league. Chelsea recently lost 4-0 away at Bournemouth, while last weekend they were battered 6-0 at Man City. After Malmo, Chelsea return to Premier League action on Monday night when they host Man United. Man United are currently fourth in the league. United are a p...
Tags: Sweden, Sport, Soccer, Chelsea, Premier League, Manchester United, Chile, Bournemouth, Alexis Sanchez, Stamford Bridge, Man City, Europa League, Man United, Psg, United, Marco Verratti


Second seed Fognini out of Argentina Open

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Second-seeded Italian Fabio Fognini was eliminated from the Argentina Open on Wednesday by Spain’s Jaume Munar 4-6, 6-4, 7-5 in the round of 16. Fognini’s compatriot and third seed Marco Cecchinato had better luck and won his tie Chile’s Christian Garin 7-6 (4), 6-4. Cecchinato will play Spain’s Roberto Carballes […]
Tags: News, Sports, Spain, Chile, Buenos Aires Argentina, Fabio Fognini, Fognini, Marco Cecchinato, Cecchinato, Jaume Munar, Christian Garin, Roberto Carballes


How to Spend a Day at the End of the World in Punta Arenas, Chile

Chances are high if you’re planning a visit to Patagonia that you’ll fly from Santiago into Punta Arenas, Chile – a seaside city known as the “end of the world.” It certainly has that sense about it. It’s both bigger, windier and more colourful than I imagined it to be with an overriding sense of loneliness about it, largely because I hardly saw a soul, except on the boardwalk late in the afternoon. Despite its location near the tip of South America, it’s still another 2,000 kilometres from Anta...
Tags: Travel, Santiago, Chile, Antarctica, Patagonia, South America, John, Alberta, Darwin, Shackleton, Magellan, Don, Fodor, South Georgia Island, Scot, Strait


Conecta Fiction 3 To Focus On Chilean TV Drama Industry

Chile will be one of the two countries in focus at Spain’s 3rd Conecta Fiction, a highly popular co-production and networking meeting, and pioneer in building bridges between the European and American TV drama industries. Officially announced Tuesday at the European Film Market in Berlin, Chile’s choice highlights the growing relevance of Chilean TV, which […]
Tags: News, Global, Spain, Chile, Markets & Festivals, Festivals, Conecta Fiction, Focus On Chilean TV Drama Industry, European and American TV, Berlin Chile


Beach Bumming in the Región de Coquimbo — “Turn Right, Third Cactus on the Left”

“It’s easy, really. Climb the hill with cactus all the way to the top. Then you’ll reach the Panamericana.” Right, totally normal, really. I do that every day, hiking up a rocky hill dotted with cactus taller than me. Everything is my fault. This is what happened. In the morning… okay, at noon, I walked from the cabañas to the main street, Francisco de Aguirre. This is basically the crossroad between the beach (left) and the city centre (straight). This is also where you’ll find plenty of colect...
Tags: Travel, Santiago, Chile, Vamos, Coquimbo, La Serena, Farruko, Ilha de Santa Catarina, Pedro Capo, South America 2018-2019, Francisco de Aguirre, Región de Coquimbo, Totorallilo, Cierra la pantalla Abre la Medalla Todo, Coquimbo Phew, Coquimbo Walking


Coquimbo, Its Giant Cross and the Fish Market

In La Serena, there’s the Faro Monumental, the big lighthouse that marks the beginning of Avenida del Mar and provides an endless source of inspiration for tacky souvenirs. But at the other end of the 11-kilometre-long beach, on top of a hill, there’s another city with another giant structure and, I suspected, another batch of tacky souvenirs—Coquimbo and the Cruz del Tercer Milenio. I Googled it—I had never heard of it. Apparently, the cross built in 2001 to mark the 2,000 years since the birth...
Tags: Travel, Chile, Vatican, South America, Jesus, Pacific Ocean, Cristo Redentor, Coquimbo, La Serena, South America 2018-2019, Tercer Milenio, Aldunate Hills of Coquimbo, Aldunate Church of Guayacán, Alexandre Gustave Eiffel Hills, Puerto de Coquimbo La Serena, Coquimbo Caleta de Coquimbo


Chile: Youtuber vs. CNN - Moeller IP Advisors

Since YouTube appeared in the virtual world in 2005, the ways of creating and sharing content through networks changed forever.
Tags: News, Cnn, Chile


Investors are pouring money into Latin America’s logistics and shipping businesses

New technology companies are poised to transform the shipping and freight industry across Latin America. Startups like Liftit, a Colombian provider of trucking services, and Nowports, a Mexican freight shipping startup, are angling to be the next Convoy and Flexport — at a time when shipping and logistics business in Latin America is booming thanks to increasing trade coming from China. In the first half of 2018, Chinese foreign direct investment in Latin America increased to a whopping $15.3 bi...
Tags: TC, Uber, Y Combinator, Technology, Mexico, China, Boston, Africa, Tech, E-commerce, Colombia, United States, Santiago, Chile, Mexico City, Transport


La Serena, Where Everybody Knows Your Name (How??)

La Serena isn’t some pueblito in the Atacama Desert—Chile’s second-oldest city is the capital of the Coquimbo Region and it has a population of nearly 200,000 (400,000 for the Greater La Serena). Yet, it feels like a small town. Case in point, I was walking on the beach when I saw someone taking pictures of the Faro Monumental with a fancy DSLR. Since he was using a Nikon similar to mine, I thought he was my chance to get the classic tourist shot in front of the big lighthouse. He obliged me, th...
Tags: Travel, Canada, Chile, Patagonia, Nikon, Atacama Desert, La Serena, Southern Chile, South America 2018-2019, Coquimbo Region, Greater La Serena