Archive for Tag Archives: ' George Allen'

Essay: Gun Violence in the USA

by George Allen Americans are slow to comprehend disturbing trends. After Friday’s awful events in Newtown, CT, gun advocates are once again reminding us that it’s our mental health system that has failed us, not our [...]

Fernando Botero’s paintings of torture at Abu Ghraib prison

by George Allen   Santiago’s Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos is a block long rectangular concrete and glass building outside of the sprawling Quinto Normal Park. The front entrance of the museum is [...]

Student movement isn’t going away soon

by George Allen   On the same day students protested across the United States for “1 T Day“–the day US student debt will hit one trillion dollars–Chilean students officially inaugurated the new school year with mass [...]

Reading into the Abyss of Roberto Bolaño’s 2666

By George Allen “Anxiety may be compared with dizziness. He whose eye happens to look down into the yawning abyss becomes dizzy. But what is the reason for this? It is just as much in his [...]

Students Protest in Plaza Italia

Thousands of protesters flooded Plaza Italia in downtown Santiago yesterday at 11:00 AM to protest the educational system. Protesters, the majority of them high school students from Santiago, planned to march west along Alameda avenue, the [...]

Why nobody loves Sebastián Piñera

Reviewed by George Allen When Eugenio Tironi wrote the book “¿Por qué no me quieren?” or “Why don’t you love me?” about Chilean President Sebastián Piñera in July of 2011, President Piñera’s approval rating was hovering around [...]

Jazz along the Mapocho

by George Allen For three days last week, jazz musicians from around the world performed in a sculpture park alongside the Mapocho river for the 11th annual Providencia Jazz Festival in Santiago, Chile. In the past, [...]