Chile

Obesity: a new Epidemic in Latin America

 04/26/2017 - 06:07
Participants of a beauty contest for overweight women at the erotic-products fair in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Apr. 20, 2017. EFE/Marcelo Sayão

A new UN study says two-thirds of people in Mexico, Chile and Ecuador are obese. The study calls epidemic frightening and finds that ‘overnutrition’ and sedentary lifestyles are costing countries tens of billions of dollars every year.

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Participants of a beauty contest for overweight women at the erotic-products fair in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Apr. 20, 2017. EFE/Marcelo Sayão

[OP-ED]: Juventus is back amongst Europe’s very top teams

 04/14/2017 - 10:05
Los jugadores de Juventus celebran su victoria 3-0 contra Barcelona durante el juego de ida de los cuartos de final de la Liga de Campeones. EFE
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Juventus has won the last five Italian League championships, but that is not big news anymore. The club from Torino has won more times the scudetto (32) than any other Italian squad.

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Friday, April 14, 2017 - 10:00am
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Juventus players celebrate their 3-0 victory against Barcelona during the first leg of the quarterfinals of the Champions League. EFE

Mexican music stars seek to discover "Queen of Song" in TV talent contest

 04/11/2017 - 04:44
Vicky and Marison Terrazas, who, from the time they were little girls, sang with the Horoscopos de Durango in Chicago, during an interview with EFE in Hollywood, California, United States on March 6, 2017. EFE/Ivan Mejia
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Four Mexican music stars have no doubt they will find further stars of Mexican regional music on the upcoming television talent show "La Reina de la Cancion" (The Queen of Song).

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Vicky and Marison Terrazas, who, from the time they were little girls, sang with the Horoscopos de Durango in Chicago, during an interview with EFE in Hollywood, California, United States on March 6, 2017. EFE/Ivan Mejia

The tailings of Chilean mining

 04/10/2017 - 05:06
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In the Chilean city of Antofagasta, the country's mining epicenter, thousands of families from Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela, Colombia, Paraguay and the Dominican Republic live in poverty. The came here attracted by the copper "supercycle," which raised the price of the metal to $4 per pound in 2008. EFE/Mario Ruiz

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Camps located in the dry environs of the Chilean city of Antofagasta, the country's mining epicenter, are a mixture of misery and hope where more than 6,000 families have gathered from all over Latin America. EFE/Mario Ruiz

¿A qué edad se independizan los jóvenes en cada parte del mundo?

 04/05/2017 - 15:10
Los jóvenes del mundo, la llamada generación millennial, comparte un deseo: independizarse de sus padres y vivir aventuras por su cuenta. Pero del dicho al hecho hay un trecho cuya distancia se mide en dólares. Desde la falta de trabajo a los precios de la vivienda, la juventud en el mundo se enfrenta a diversas dificultades para emanciparse.
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Aunque los estadounidenses no son los primeros en emanciparse, la media de edad a la que lo hacen sigue siendo una de las más bajas del mundo.

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Los jóvenes del mundo, la llamada generación millennial, comparte un deseo: independizarse de sus padres y vivir aventuras por su cuenta. Pero del dicho al hecho hay un trecho cuya distancia se mide en dólares. Desde la falta de trabajo a los precios de la vivienda, la juventud en el mundo se enfrenta a diversas dificultades para emanciparse.

What a Messi!!!

 03/28/2017 - 16:08
Lionel Messi during his World Cup qualifier game against Chile. Photo: EFE

A Fresh Look at Latin American Dictatorships

 03/17/2017 - 07:03
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 Documentaries by a trio of young filmmakers who have looked to their own family histories as source material take fresh looks at Latin America's 20th-century dictatorships and armed conflicts.

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Friday, March 17, 2017 - 7:00am
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Chilean filmmaker Lissette Orozco speaks during an interview with EFE at Guadalajara International Film Festival (FICG), in Guadalajara, Mexico on Mar. 16, 2017. EFE/Ulises Ruiz Basurto

In the Heart of South America, a Dream Come True

 02/27/2017 - 05:05
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Twenty-five years ago, an American couple purchased thousands of hectares of land in Chile and Argentina and brought in expert help to restore the land to its pristine glory. The land is now being handed back to local governments, as reported in El País.

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The Conservation Land Trust, together with American philanthropist Peter Buckley, purchased roughly 208,000 acres (84,200 hectares) along Chile’s coast south of Chaiten in 1994. Now Corcovado National Park, Chile’s sixth largest, covers approximately 726,000 acres and contains some eighty-two lakes, many ringed with ancient forests where pumas haunt the shadows. The bay, once the lair of pirates, is now proposed to become Chile’s first marine sanctuary, assuring a continuity of protection for wildlife from ocean bottom to mountain peaks. Photo: Wikimedia/Commons

Chile en llamas

 01/27/2017 - 15:00

El país suramericano enfrenta desde hace dos semanas la catástrofe forestal más grande de su historia, según los medios locales y regionales.

Según reportes de CNN en Español, el territorio afectado por las llamas ronda las 240.000 hectáreas, el equivalente a tres veces el tamaño de la ciudad de Nueva York, en las regiones chilenas del Maule, O’Higgins, Bío-Bío y la Araucanía.

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EL MAULE CHILE, 25/01/2017.- Pobladores trabajan en la contención de un incendio forestal hoy, miércoles 25 de enero de 2017, en la localidad de Vichuquen región del Maule, a unos 290 km al sur de Santiago (Chile). La Corporación Nacional Forestal (Conaf), informó este miércoles que había un total de 85 incendios, de los que 36 estaban en etapa de combate, 47 bajo control y 2 se consideraban extinguidos, con un total 189.000 hectáreas afectadas. EFE/Elvis González

Latin America's Schindler

 12/14/2016 - 05:24
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You probably remember Schindler's List, the movie about about Oskar Schindler, a vainglorious German businessman that amid the Nazi regime turned his factory into a refuge for Jews, risking his life to save them.

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Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet checking hands with his loyal political advisor, William Thayer. Photo: WIKIPEDIA

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