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Bogota Reduces Emissions and Costs with Electric Buses

Here at Southern Pacific Review we are exploring what steps other cities are doing to the reduce air pollution that comes from mass transit, so that we might do the same here in Santiago, a city [...]

Chile Education Reform: World Bank says Chile needs better Teachers

(thumbnail photo by Shannon Suetos) The World Bank has weighed in on the topic of elementary education in Chile.  Their report Great Teachers: How to Raise Student Learning in Latin American and Caribbean looks at public grade [...]

University of Santiago Publishes Detailed Inventory of Santiago Air Pollution

The University of Santiago (USACH) Department of Physics, has completed a report on the sources of air pollution in the Santiago metropolitan region.  The report was commission by the Ministry of the Environment. Dr. Ernesto Gramsch [...]

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 [...]

Chinese President Wraps up BRICs Summit

24 July 2014.  Santiago, Chile thumbnail photo:  Presidents Xi Jinping and Dilma Rousseff congratulate BYD’s chairman Wang Chuanfu on signing an agreement to build a plant to produce electric batteries in Brazil. Chinese President Xi Jinping left [...]

A Tribute to Tom Tykwer

by Rick Segreda Born in 1965, Tom Tykwer has emerged as the most prominent German director since Rainer Werner Fassbinder.  His international success from 1998, “Run, Lola, Run”, heralded the arrival of a passionate and original [...]

Absent Friends

by Jude Marr photo by Daniel Horacio Agostini Copyright 2010 Creative Commons   easy for me to leave with lines unsaid—   leave a loaned key brass-bold on a nightstand with a note that explains nothing   leave on [...]

Santiago Ballet’s Giselle:  A Fitting Homage to the Late Ivan Nagy

by  Kelly Acheson photos by Patricio Melo The Santiago Ballet, under the direction of Marcia Haydée, presents Giselle at the Teatro Municipal de Santiago from June 18th through June 21st.  Set to the music of Adolphe [...]

The Fiery Passion of Spanish Flamenco Comes to Santiago’s Teatro Municipal de Las Condes

by Kelly Acheson  The Antonio Gades Company, Spain’s premier flamenco troupe, brings Bodas de Sangre y Suite Flamenca to life at Santiago’s Teatro Municipal de las Condes from May 9th through the 18th.   The performance, divided [...]

Portrait of the Artist’s Daughter with Clown Car

by Rachel Lyon thumbnail photo by Charlie Golonkiewicz Editors Note:  This story is the winner of our 2014 South American Short Story Writing Contest.  Congratulations to Rachel.  When I was a kid, summers were longer. I’d [...]