Chile has a long-standing tradition of activist singer-songwriters who have led entire Latin American musical movements. This week's Global Notes segment highlights a variety of Chilean artists, several aof whom head to Chicago this summer.
This week is already consumed with important and worthy remembrance and discussion about 9/11, what it means, and how far we might still need to travel.But I want to take just a moment to acknowledge the very first 9/11, the one that took place in Chile in 1973, when the democratically-elected Presi
A giant and powerful digital camera is about to be shipped from a lab near Chicago to a telescope in Chile to study a mysterious part of the universe called dark energy.Dark energy makes up most of our universe, but scientists currently know almost nothing about it except that it seems to be making
The $3.2 billion HidroAysen project is a controversial hydroelectric dam complex planned for Chile. The project’s five dams would flood almost 15,000 acres of Patagonian wilderness. Getting the power to market would require transmission lines to gauge a 1,200 mile swath through the forest.
The rescue of 33 Chilean miners last month has sparked a discussion about how we harvest, utilize and sustain our resources. Chilean economist Alfredo Sfeir Younis is president of the Zambuling Institute for Human Transformation.