Big Wins for Mexican and Chilean Film Makers at 2016 Oscars

Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 12:00

Amidst public allegations that the Oscars and other award shows lack diversity, two Mexican filmmakers have been quietly earning top ranks for the past three years. Director Alejandro González Iñárritu and cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki, both Mexican, have won best director and best cinematographer for the past two and three years respectively. Not to mention that in 2014, another Mexican director, Alfonso Cuarón, won best director for his film, Gravity.

Ciencia Política en Chile: ¿una Disciplina Consolidada?

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 11:30

En el marco de una creciente autoconciencia sobre las características de la ciencia política en América Latina, la Revista de Ciencia Política de la U. Católica de Chile publicó el 2005 un número especial con un esfuerzo comparado por establecer un mapa del desarrollo de la disciplina en la región (RCP Vol 25, N°1).

The Military Clergy during the Late Twentieth-Century Dictatorships in Argentina and Chile

Sunday, April 17, 2016 - 20:30

A look at the Latin American dictatorships highlights the importance of the Catholic Church in the legitimisation of violence, even after the Second Vatican Council.1 In the years of the last military dictatorships in Chile (1973-1990) and Argentina (1976-1983), the ongoing political and public influence of the Church existed, in parallel with the potential of Christian religion to legitimise violence.

Discursos y Productividad Política en la Relación Agua y Megaminería

Tuesday, May 5, 2015 - 09:45

En las últimas dos décadas se observa una proliferación de conflictos socioambientales en relación a la expansión de la actividad minera en Latinoamérica. En este contexto, el agua se destaca como eje central y común denominador en las demandas de los movimientos sociales. En estas demandas, los discursos que prevalecen giran en torno a la escasez, la contaminación, la vulnerabilidad de los glaciares y el agua como elemento central del territorio.

Where the Women Lead

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 - 10:00

If Bill Clinton had been president of a Latin American country, then it would be statistically probable that Hillary Clinton––a Yale educated lawyer, former U.S. Senator, and former U.S. Secretary of State––would have been elected president by now. Some may think this a bold supposition, but it is a supposition rich in historical precedent.

Hijo de Presidenta de Chile Renuncia a Puesto de "Primera Dama" tras Escándalo

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 16:45

Sebastián Dávalos Bachelet, el hijo de la Presidenta Michelle Bachelet, renunció al cargo de director de la Dirección Sociocultural de la Presidencia de Chile el 13 de febrero pasado en medio de una álgida controversia por un préstamo bancario que obtuvo en circunstancias sospechosas.1

Pablo Neruda's Legacy

Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 16:45

Pablo Neruda, the famed Chilean poet, is scheduled to be exhumed for a second time in less than three years in order to test his body for possible poisoning, which would support the claim that his death was a murder rather than the result of prostate cancer. In April 2013, his remains were exhumed in order to determine whether or not he was actually killed by poison during the 1973 coup of Augusto Pinochet.

Deepening Democracy? Electoral Reforms and Gender Quotas in Chile

Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 17:00

Sweeping electoral reform of the sort approved by Chile’s senate on January 14 is rare in politics. Electoral systems produce winners and losers, and those who benefit from the previous rules rarely support dramatic changes. Indeed, more than twenty previous attempts to modify the electoral rules adopted by the Pinochet dictatorship had failed. While the system designed during the dictatorship was widely credited with reducing the likelihood of a return to military rule, achieving stability came at a price.


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