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Dia de la Comida Chilena*

(* 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

Chile and China

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 Food Day

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,

Eduardo Frei Montalva

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

2018: Loose Ends

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

An emphatic NO!! Good for Chile

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

“Just a Picture with Trump Won’t Do”

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.

Chi! Chi! Chi !!!

I must say, there is something wrong with this current World Cup of Soccer being held in Russia. Where is the Chilean team, La Roja, and the Chi.., Chi…, Chi…, …le, …le, …le chant that goes along? Well, this team which rides on their star

Chilean Food: Stick with the Basics

Bloomberg News recently published a list of restaurants in Santiago, Chile, recommended for business travelers.The ones they recommend are reportedly good, predictably expensive, and conveniently located in the center of the city close to “Sanhatten”, the sterile business center inhabited by the local suits and