Chile, Nature, Spanish Culture and Language

Covid-19, Alpaca Your Bags

Chilean researchers discovered a potent resource in alpaca immune systems to use against the pandemic virus. An international team headed by Alejandro Rojas Fernández, head of the Medical Biotechnology Lab of the University Austral of Chile, published findings for developing and using alpaca antibodies to fight Covid-19. The unique proteins the researchers found, called HCAb, […]

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Chile, Nature, Spanish Culture and Language

Which Chilean Animal Are You?

How are you feeling this week? Which of these iconic Chilean wildlife personalities best describe your quarantine coping strategy?   Pengüino Humbold (Humbolt Penguin): Cuddly. All cozy with your loved ones in your burrow. Occasional forays for fish.         Condor: Distant. Flying above the fray, diving in hourly for the latest worldwide […]

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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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