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How to Learn Spanish watching TV

Learn Spanish the same way the Chinese learn English when they move to the USA. How is that? Television, of course. HOW TO LEARN SPANISH BY WATCHING TV Here we explain how American television has English language [...]

Beautiful Words

by Matthew Chabin   On December 18th a black flag flew over Prague Castle, and in Ostrava I read on the MSN news feed that Vaclav Havel was dead. “Shit,” I said to the empty room.  [...]

Marijuana in Chile

  Gringo’s Guide to Gardening is Chile’s ultimate tour guide.  Laugh-out-loud funny and insightful.  American writer sick of the pollution and noise in Santiago moves to the country for peace and quiet.  What he did not know [...]

How I Almost Became a Cryptographer

by Chris Miller   The thing I’ve always hated most about school is how you’re force fed answers to questions and solutions to problems you’re either not interested in or, more likely, don’t understand. To this [...]

Suspected Slayer of American Teaching Assistant in Custody as Investigation Continues

By Elizabeth Trovall Chilean police have taken into custody Temuco school security guard Domingo Cofré Ferrada, 44, as the suspected killer of Georgetown College graduate Erica Hagan. Saturday, September 6th the 22-year-old from Kentucky was discovered [...]

Chilean Senators Propose Legalizing Marijuana for Personal Use including Growing the Plant

24 July 2014.  Santiago, Chile Today Senator Isabelle Allende Bussi, who is President of the Chilean Senate, introduced a motion to modify the law in Chile to permit people to grow and use marijuana for personal [...]

Anwer to Valparaiso, Chile Fires: Cut down the Forest

Yesterday a wind-driven fire spread from the forest that surrounds Valparaiso, raced across the fringes of the city, destroyed 500 houses, killed 11 people, and displaced thousands as 3,000 more houses were destroyed. This is not [...]

Venezuela Crisis: The Gringo and Communist point of view

By Walker Rowe I am an American living in Chile. Like other Americans, I was brought up believing that socialism and communism are threats to freedom and democracy. As students, we all read George Orwell’s “Animal [...]

8.2 Earthquake in Chile

Reporting from Santiago, Chile. 23:53 4/01/2014. Earthquake in North of Chile in Pacific Ocean off Iquique 7 foot (2.5 meter) waves (It´s not a wave.  The ocean simply rises that level and stays that way for [...]

What will Argentina do about Drug Trafficking there?

thumbnail photo of Father Gregorio López courtesy of El Univeral  Argentina is debating whether to send the military into the northern part of the country to fight growing drug trafficking violence there.  The Argentine constitution prohibits [...]