This motto on Chile’s national emblem, adopted in 1834, would suggest that the “Chilean way” is to try to reason through a conflict, and only as a last resort use force to prevail. Por la Razón, o la Fuerza!!
Three weeks of massive civil protests, some peaceful, others violent, have left parts of Chile, especially its capital city Santiago, looking like a war zone. Chileans too often have faced costly and deadly disasters, but lately, except for the military coup d’etat in 1973,
Twice president of Chile, Michelle Bachelet finds herself in a human rights quagmire of considerable proportions as a result of unenviable aspects of her past, her high profile present, and one of the worst cases of Latin American government gone bad, Venezuela. After the death
(* Traducción del original en Ingles, hecha por el autor) El sitio de noticias online mas importante de Chile, EMOL, anunció en la edición del lunes que era el “Día Nacional de la Cocina Chilena”, una oportunidad para celebrar las comidas tradicionales. Se pidió a los
In early April of this year, Chile and its President Sebastian Piñera were fine tuning plans and juggling resources for three huge image-defining events for the nation: A State visit to China and hosting the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum (APEC) and the next global climate change conference
Chile’s leading online news site, EMOL, announced in Monday’s edition that it was “National Day of Chilean Cuisine”, an opportunity to celebrate traditional foods. Readers were asked to choose their favorites between cazuela de ave or de vacuno, empanada de pino, pastel de choclo, curanto,
In 1982, almost ten years into the military dictatorship of General Augusto Pinochet, ex President of Chile Eduardo Frei Montalva died during a series of surgical interventions in the Santa Maria Clinic in the capital city of Santiago. From 1964 to 1970 Frei presided over
daveschile.com always ends the year leaving loose ends, lots of loose ends. 2018 was no exception. Loose ends result from the eclectic, sporadic nature of this blog, and because life produces events and associations that ebb and flow over time. To go back, tie up
Chileans see August as “hump month”. Being at the end of their winter, if they survive August and September it’s relatively smooth sailing to finish out the year, get through the end-of-year holidays and then into southern hemisphere summer vacation. September in Chile means first
On Friday, September 28, the President of Chile, Sebastian Piñera, is scheduled to have a White House meeting with President Trump. The idea of these two leaders meeting conjures up pleasant images of past Chile/US White House meetings between the relatively incompatible Bachelet and G.W.