By Amaris Castillo | 08/25/2011 - 14:30
There’s a new youth movement going on in Chile—and 23-year-old Camila Vallejo is at the head of it all! Vallejo, the current leader of the University of Chile’s student union, is behind protests that started in early June by young people upset about the quality of education in the South American country.
By Mariela Rosario | 07/19/2011 - 16:15
The Chilean miners, known as "La Treinta y Tre" or "The 33" in their home country, have filed a lawsuit against the government, seeking more than half a million dollars per person in damages.
By Adriana Rivera | 06/15/2011 - 11:20
The Copa America soccer tournament held in Argentina and set to start July 1 will likely be postponed due to an erupting volcano in Chile that is grounding flights. The South American futbol competition is being delayed due to the amount of ash that the volcano is spewing into the air, which is making it difficult for teams to arrive via airplane.
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 06/07/2011 - 08:59
Chile is clearly a country not afraid to look the ghosts of its past in the face, ordering the investigation of the deaths of two of the country’s biggest national leftist symbols: Former President Salvador Allende and Poet Pablo Neruda. The investigations are part of the Supreme Court’s effort to investigate all human rights violations committed during the rule of General Augusto Pinochet. They are but two of hundreds of cases of desaparecidos (the disappeared) being looked into.
By Mariela Rosario | 03/23/2011 - 15:30
President Obama just wrapped up his first trip as President of the United States to Latin America. He had to cut his trip a little short due to the crisis in Libya and the decision to intervene, but he was still able to hit all his planned stops in Brazil, Chile and El Salvador.
With his whole family in tow, President Obama met with President Dilma Rousseff, Sebastian Pinera and Mauricio Funes before hopping back on Air Force One to return to Washington DC.
By Mariela Rosario | 03/17/2011 - 16:00
Despite many assumptions that President Barack Obama would cancel his Latin American tour after the terrible earthquake and tsunami that rocked Japan last week, the White House recently announced his intentions to move forward with the trip. “Every day you’re president there’s a world event somewhere. The American people understand and expect their president can walk and chew gum at the same time,” said White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer.
By Lee Hernandez | 03/13/2011 - 17:00
Shakira is a woman of her word. After tweeting earlier this week that she wanted to meet Rodolfo Burgos, the Chilean man who impersonated her on the Chilean show Yo soy, the Colombian singer has now invited her master impersonator to her upcoming concert in Santiago, Chile.
By Latina Staff | 03/02/2011 - 12:45
Looks like the Chilean miners who tugged at the world’s heartstrings last fall will continue to tell (and sell) their story. The 33 miners, who were rescued last October after being stuck in a copper and gold mine for over three months, signed their official life rights to the talent and literary agency William Morris. All areas of the miners’ life rights will be represented, including film, commercials, books, and television.
By Mariela Rosario | 02/17/2011 - 18:55
New ad campaigns sweeping across Latin America are taking on a centuries-old code of machismo propulgated by outdated ideas of male and female power dynamics.
First, Chile launched a campaign that declared, "Maricón, el que maltrata a una mujer." Watch the PSA below:
By Lee Hernandez | 02/17/2011 - 13:36
Have you ever been so overwhelmed with excitement that you couldn’t help but cry tears of joy? Well, that’s what happened to thousands of screaming fans during Selena Gomez’s South American tour.
Gomez, who last fall became the youngest Ambasador ever for UNICEF, went down to Latin America earlier this year for both a series of concerts and a UNICEF mission and she has now posted a new video documenting the experience on her website, SelenaGomez.com.