Archive for Chile

Prostitutes, Masseuses, Call Girls in Viña del Mar and Santiago, Chile

Here is a guide for the foreigner of the sex trade in Chile. Legality In Chile prostitution is legal.  A woman is allowed to operate as a call girl and negotiate business in her own quarters [...]

Medical Marijuana in Chile

26 January 2017. Viña del Mar. In this post we explain the current status of the law in Chile regarding medical marijuana.  We also explain how you can get a prescription for marijuana in Chile and [...]

Safe Beaches and Swimming Safety and Rules in Viña del Mar, Chile

Why Don’t Chileans Swim?   People are afraid of the current here and they say the water is too cold.  So almost no one swims.  95% of the people will go no deeper than knee deep. [...]

Allegations of Police Abuse in Chile blight Carabineros reputation

by Cameron Ridgway 28 September 2016.  Concepción, Chile. The Carabineros, Chile’s national police force, have long held a reputation as one of the most trusted in Latin America. That may all be about to change, however. [...]

Pinochet still Casts Shadow over Chile

Note: The photo above taken by Reuters photographer Carlos Vera Mancilla went viral.  It shows a girl staring into the face of a policeman. It was taken at the protest this week honoring victims of the dictatorship. [...]

Welcoming the British to Concepción, Chile

by Cameron Ridgway photo by Hozdiamant, under Creative Commons License Concepción, Chile. 7 September 2016. A taste of life as a ‘penquista:’ Concepción, Chile: a city I still don’t quite understand despite having lived here for [...]

Student Protests in Chile come back. Why is there so much destruction?

Photo “Chile movimiento estudiantil marcha universidad de Concepcion” by Carol Crisosto Cadiz. It reads “For an free, quality education serving the town.” Though from 2011, it shows what the students demanded then, and what they are [...]

Job Turnover in Chile Highest of any OECD Country

photo “Construcción” by Alvaro Olivares 13 June 2016. Santiago, Chile. On Friday, La Tercera released an article saying that job turnover in Chile is higher than in any nation in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and [...]

Chile’s Corrupt Fishing Law

  Photo:  Jack Mackerel by Southern Pacific Review 11 June 2017.  Santiago, CHILE. The Chilean government under President Piñera pushed through legislation that gave 92% of the $3 billion fishing quota to 7 families and to [...]

Questions Arise After Lawsuit by Chilean President Challenges Freedom of the Press

by Alana Gale photo “The President of Chile, Verónica Michelle Bachelet Jeria” by Alex Proimos 3rd June 2016. Santiago, Chile. This Tuesday, President Bachelet filed a defamation lawsuit against the magazine Que Pasa. She said what [...]