The untouched Aysén region of Chile is a nature lover’s paradise. But it’s raging rivers are also tempting targets to a country that needs more power to continue its development. Now the Chilean government is at a crossroads: Do you destroy your remaining wilderness to get more energy? Or is there a better way?
It's been a couple of years since I last visited Peru, and more than five since I had an apartment in Chile, and these gaps highlight an unmistakable trend. The center of the world is shifting from the developed to the developing world.
I am quite obsessed with the (now) feel-good story about the trapped miners and their rescue. I was taken with Luis Urzua's leadership, especially during the first couple of weeks when they were trapped with little food and no knowledge of the efforts being made to rescue them. And I love what the President said to Luis.
The visualization below doesn't need much explanation. It's a wonderfully simple illustration of how the 33 miners trapped in a Chilean copper-gold mine have managed to survive over the past couple months: by living off deliveries in packages about the size of a Campbell's soup can.
The visualization below doesn’t need much explanation. It’s a wonderfully simple illustration of how the 33 miners trapped in a Chilean copper-gold mine have managed to survive over the past couple months: by living off deliveries in packages about the size of a Campbell’s soup can.
Everything they’ve consumed, from protein shakes and vitamins to Bibles and music on an iPod, has been winched down a borehole in 3.19-inch canisters called “palomas.” Newsweek has the full deets: