Chile, Spanish Culture and Language

What If Girls Rode Bikes?

What if more girls, particularly more Chilenas, rode bicycles? The question and the answer began in Santiago, Chile. Two activists asked themselves, “How can we change girls’ lives?” Their answer was simple and profound; with bicycles. María Paz Castillo and Fernanda Martínez worked together in 2018 to kick off a Santiago Cycling Event for Girls and […]

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Chile, Spanish Culture and Language

25 Days in Chile Reprise

Chileans have protested every day since October 18th. What began as a rejection of a metro fee hike has become a solid stance against inequality. The slogan on the streets of Santiago is, “No son 30 pesos, son 30 años.” It’s not 30 pesos, it’s 30 years. Thirty pesos ($.04) may sound like a small […]

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Argentina, Chile, Natural World, The Americas

10 Peeks at a Fairyland of Snow

Tuesday morning we woke up, looked out the window, and what did we see? Our landscape was transformed overnight into a winter wonderland. Each tree carried a canopy of fluff. The temperatures had dropped below zero freezing the precipitation. Say, have I ever mentioned that we talk about the weather a lot in the Midwest? […]

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