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Monthly Archives: April 2015

Galt’s Gulch Chile Resurrects Marred Libertarian Project

Galt’s Gult Chile, a libertarian development project inspired by Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged. (Galt’s Gult Chile) “The restoration of Galt’s Gulch Chile has started!” reads the statement released via Facebook on Friday, April 25.* After over six months of falling off the radar, the development project inspired by Ayn Rand’s dystopian Read on PanAm Post……………………… ... Read More
 

Undoing the Evils of Corruption in Latin America

EspañolFollowing a wave of corruption scandals implicating government officials across Latin America, confidence in the region’s leadership has plunged. Corruption is a vice the region cannot seem to shake — its crippling effect on governance has been present since the days of independence. Time and again, citizens have placed their Read on PanAm Post Read……… ... Read More
 

Chilean Journalist Association Gives El Mercurio Owner the Boot

EspañolThe Ethics Tribunal of the Association of Journalists in Chile has expelled Agustín Edwards Eastman, owner of newspaper El Mercurio, on two counts of unethical behavior. The Association’s resolution expelling Edwards comes after an investigation initiated in November against the newspaper owner. The Association of Journalists in Chile have expelled El Read on PanAm Post……………………… ... Read More
 

Are Street-Harassment Laws Necessary?

Victims Need Legal Recourse By Pamela Olivares The Observatory Against Street Harassment of Chile (OCAC Chile) promotes legislation on street sexual harassment, a serious social issue we have been denouncing since 2013. This year, in our second research paper on the subject, our cause was verified by Chilean citizens. In the past year, three Read on…………………… ... Read More
 

Chilean Students Demand Education Reform, End to Political Corruption

EspañolOn Thursday, April 16, thousands of Chilean students streamed onto the streets of Santiago to protest against recent corruption scandals plaguing Chile’s political class and delays in education reform. Chilean education reform has been subject of controversies during the last four years. (@gbastidas) Police reported that about 20,000 people participated in the march, including high school Read on PanAm…………… ... Read More
 

Corruption in Politics: Chile’s Gordian Knot

Student protests have thrown the crisis generated by corruption in Chile into sharp relief. (El Arsenal) EspañolIn a bizarre turn of events, Chile’s political class are united as never before in trying to discredit the idea of a growing institutional crisis in the country. It’s a tough job, given how multiple Read on PanAm Post……… ... Read More
 

Can You Trust a Chilean’s Information or Judgment?

     The answer is, like many things in life, “It depends.” However, more often than not, the answer is “no,” especially if you are not dealing with a Chilean doctor from a top Santiago hospital, or similarly top-notch practitioners in law, accounting, universities, airline pilots for Lan Chile, naval officers, etc.      I… ... Read More
 

Chilean Mining Firm Investigated for Tax Evasion, Illegal Donations

EspañolHigh profile corruption scandals in Chile continue to pile up, implicating both the governing and opposition coalitions parties, and even reaching as high as the office of President Michelle Bachelet. The latest Chilean political corruption scandal involves the Sebastián Piñera and Michelle Bachelet administrations. (Wikimedia) On Thursday, April 2, the Chilean Internal Read on PanAm……………………… ... Read More
 

Gringolandia: Latino Migrant Experience Served Up with Laughs

As a Briton traveling in the Americas, you get used to the occasional odd question. “Do y’all know the Queen?” was the first question I heard on my first visit stateside (answer: we’re not on first name terms). The curiosity only increases as you head further south. At various points in Read on PanAm Post……………………………… ... Read More
 

Marijuana Bill Takes First Steps in Chile’s Congress

EspañolA bill that would remove marijuana from the list of hard drugs, classifying it as a soft drug like alcohol, is set to be debated by Chile’s Congress in full after approval at the committee stage. Government reluctance is likely to delay the passage of the law by months if not years. Read on PanAm Post…………………… ... Read More