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And on your right, you’ll see Santiago, the capital and largest city of Chile…

Right now I’m procrastinating going to bed, which is somewhat of a bad idea, considering that I need to get up early to make it to the strangely prohibitive 8:30-11:30 am hours for the American Embassy tomorrow for their help … Continue reading

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Back in Santiago, the Jewel of the Chilean Metropolitan District (except for all that other stuff)

So here I am, back from my seven-day foray in Peru, a whirlwind trip around the country. It was amazing, and I’ll be updating about that soon, when I have the willpower and time to sit and describe it for … Continue reading

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CHILE: MAPUCHE KILLING SPARKS RIOTS IN SANTIAGO

Monday, 17 August 2009 Victim’s Autopsy Report Casts Doubts On Police Self-Defence Claim Sirens and tear gas filled the air near Metro (subway) Los Heroes in central Santiago Friday night as police and protestors clashed over the recent death of … Continue reading

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I Fought the Law and the Law… has Tear Gas and Fire Hoses

So yesterday, in between bites of homemade Mexican food, I learned that there was going to be a protest that night, the latest in a series of public action sparked by the killing of a young Mapuche man by a … Continue reading

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Santiago de Chile: A Brief Travel Guide

Aka, things I wish it hadn’t taken me 7 weeks to figure out. Hopefully, should you ever travel down this-a-way, a few of these tips might help you get a handle on things quickly. Here goes: As a westerner traveling … Continue reading

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Zarchy: First Month Part II

For those few intrepid souls who made it to the end of the last post, I question your sanity as much as I value your readership, so thank you. The last few days have been really interesting working for the … Continue reading

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One Month Reflections: On Power, Journalism and Pool

“Arbitrary power is like most other things which are very hard, very liable to be broken.” Boy, ain’t that the truth. And as I’m pretty sure the great thinker Kareem Abdul-Jabar was trying to say, in our time, when your … Continue reading

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Climbing San Cristobal and Bellavista

I´m trying out a new plugin to display photo galleries, so let´s see if this works. [book id='1' /]

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