Michelle Bachelet easily regains Chile presidency

Michelle Bachelet easily regains Chile presidency

Luis Andres Hehao – Boston Herald – Monday, 16 December 2013 (originally published 15 Dec) SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chile’s once and future leader Michelle Bachelet easily won Sunday’s presidential runoff, returning center-left parties to power by promising profound social changes in response to years of street protests. Bachelet won 62 percent of the vote, […]

Women Miners Blast Through Barriers in Chile

Women Miners Blast Through Barriers in Chile

Marianela Jarroud – IPS – Monday, 12 April 2013 (originally published 11 Apr) RANCAGUA, Chile, Apr 11 2013 (IPS) – Women are playing an increasingly important role in Chile’s mining industry, where little more than a decade ago they were not even allowed in the mines because of prejudice and superstitions. Today a total of […]

Native Women Bring Solar Energy to Chile’s Atacama Desert

Native Women Bring Solar Energy to Chile’s Atacama Desert

Marianela Jarroud – IPS – Monday, 18 March 2013 (originally published 13 Mar) SANTIAGO, Mar 13 2013 (IPS) – Three indigenous communities from the Chilean highlands have just received solar panels, which will be set up and maintained by unlikely solar engineers: five native women who travelled halfway around the world to India and overcame […]