On Thursday, the Associated Press reports, Chile’s government released a statement confirming the authenticity of an Interior Ministry document, published by Spanish newspaper El Pais, acknowledging the possibility that Nobel-prize winning poet Pablo Neruda may have been killed after the 1973 coup. Officially, Neruda died of natural causes.
Remember back in 2010 when 33 Chilean miners spent 69 days trapped just a few yards above Hell in a caved-in desert mine, sacrificing their health and sanity so that the world might have hilarious topical Halloween costumes? What's the first thing you think of when you think of that incident? JLo? That's the first thing JLo thinks of too.
Don't you just hate it when you're a long-distance bus driver in Chile and you accidentally forget that hardcore porn you were enjoying earlier in the coach's video tray and then press play thinking it's You've Got Mail or something and then passengers start giggling and you have no idea why until some spoilsport points it out to you and you're embarrassed as shit?
During an open-air concert in Santiago, Chile, on Wednesday, Madonna got a bit testy with a fan who decided to visit flavor country in the middle of her set.
Unless you're an exhibitionist, you might consider canceling your annual pick-pocketing expedition to Providencia, Chile this year. As this video shows, local townsfolk have adopted a new vigilantism-based strategy to curb purse-grabbing: strip the would-be thief completely naked and leave him in the street. Naked as a jaybird! Naked as a jailbird!
Not long ago, the pot-smoking, hot dog-hating 33 rescued Chilean miners were national heroes. And rightfully so — they spent 69 days underground, not knowing if they'd make it out alive. But on Friday, as the miners inaugurated a museum and attended mass with Chile's president, protesters greeted them with rocks and fruit, according to the AP.
Speaking of hugely popular chain stores with a liberal reputation which are actually staunch enemies of unions: Starbucks! The Industrial Workers of the World have been trying, with little success, to organize Starbucks workers for years. This week, they're picketing select Starbucks locations in major cities, partly in sympathy with Chilean Starbucks workers who are already on strike. From an IWW press release: