In this episode we cover:-The wine revolution in Chile and how Rodrigo started exploring the wine in Burgundy, France-His definition of terroir and how that relates to growing grapes and winemaking-The journey and a 10-year search to identify the perfect site to plant his vineyard in the rainy south of Chile–a place where nobody had planted vines before.-Understanding the climatic conditions in the south and their impact on wine production, and how ultimately these translate into Trapi's unique wines-Why Trapi's wines are vegan, sustainable, and have incredibly low sulfates-His future plans in the US market and the legacy he hopes to leave the Chilean wine industryResources:Instagram: @trapidelbuenoOrder Trapi's wines
Three news stories summarized & contextualized by analytic journalist Colin Wright.FDA approves first vaccine against mosquito-borne virus chikungunyaSummary: The US Food and Drug Administration has approved the first-ever vaccine for a mosquito-borne illness called chikungunya, which can cause intense joint pain and in some cases lead to death.Context: Illnesses transmitted by mosquitoes have been increasingly worrisome for health experts, as mosquitoes have been moving to new areas as the planet's climate bands have shifted, exposing new populations without any immunity to those diseases; chikungunya has already been tracked in more than 110 countries in Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas, and more than 2 million cases have been officially reported, globally, since 2005; this vaccine has been approved for people 18-years-old and older, is a single-dose shot, and grants recipients a protective level of antibodies—though the exact statistical level of protection isn't yet known, as the vaccine was approved through the FDA's accelerated approval process which speeds-up the otherwise sluggish treatment-approval pipeline for serious and life-threatening diseases after they've been shown to be safe and efficacious.—The Washington PostOne Sentence News is a reader-supported publication. To support my work, consider becoming a free or paid subscriber.Chile's right wing presents draft conservative constitutionSummary: A new constitution, drafted by the furthest-right wing of Chile's government, has been proposed and will be voted upon by the country's citizenry on December 17.Context: This new draft would replace the current constitution, which was produced under former Chilean dictator Pinochet, and would curb the right to collectively strike, threaten access to an abortion, and reduce the number of deputies in congress; it's a stark contrast to the previous constitutional draft that was under consideration, which was sometimes glowingly, sometimes derisively called the most progressive constitution even proposed, and which was overwhelmingly voted down by Chileans late last year.—The GuardianFBI seizes Eric Adams' phones as campaign investigation intensifiesSummary: Following a raid on New York Mayor Eric Adams' chief fundraiser's home, the FBI reportedly seized the mayor's phones and tablet, returning them shortly thereafter, as part of an investigation into whether his 2021 campaign violated campaign finance law.Context: This is an ongoing investigation, but the crux of it, at the moment, seems to be a possible conspiracy to funnel donations from the Turkish government into Adams's campaign, alongside any potential quid-pro-quo granted to Turkey or a Turkish construction company, KSK Construction, which is apparently also under investigation; members of Adams's inner-circle have come under official scrutiny for potential bribe-taking and illegal donation-funneling in the past, and the Mayor says that he's cooperating with the investigation and is not aware of any illegal activity connected to his campaign.—The New York TimesMore than half of US citizens live in a state where marijuana is legal (or will be soon) following the recent success of a piece of legislation in Ohio that will allow for recreational use.—Axios$47 millionNorth American release-weekend box office haul for Marvel's new The Marvels movie, which hit theaters last Friday.That's the worst-ever opening for a film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe—of which there have been 33—and though it brought in about $110 million globally, the film is reported to have cost nearly $275 million to produce.The precursor Captain Marvel film that was released in 2019 debuted to $455 million in ticket sales, so this is being seen as a possible sign that so-called “superhero fatigue” at the box office has landed, in earnest.—The GuardianTrust Click Get full access to One Sentence News at onesentencenews.substack.com/subscribe
AKA - How to make wine from everything besides grapes! It seems to me that what we have called wine and revered as wine and created certifications and diplomas about, is not actually wine. It's one perspective on one kind of wine from one region of the planet. And I think the first step, the lowest hanging fruit if you will, to having an authentic local wine culture is simply using local ingredients. Put another way, culture grows out of the earth. If it is imported and forced onto the land, it is neither sustainable nor is it culture. Do we even know what American wine, or Australian wine, or Chilean wine actually tastes like? Or do we only know what French wine tastes like when you make it in various places around the planet? My guests for this episode are the gentlemen of Hermit Woods Winery in New Hampshire: Ken Hardcastle, Chuck Lawrence, and Bob Manley. They have an incredible story of asking these questions and beginning a journey of discovering and creating their local wine culture. These guys are exploring unexplored territory in wine, and they have a lot of knowledge to share about what they are finding. The wines of Hermit Woods Winery are well-aged, dry, textured, complex, with great mouthfeel and nuanced aromas, but they aren't made from grapes. They're made from blends of things like quince, day lily, kiwiberry, black raspberry, honey, and rhubarb, and many other fruits and plants, herbs, flowers, and spices that thrive in New Hampshire. They make about 35 different wines, at least, every year, and they have been at this for over 15 years. They started by asking “Does it have to be a grape?” and I think they've answered that question with an emphatic “Absolutely not.” We cover their philosophy and their unique approach to winemaking, and this conversation has an inordinate amount of practical and helpful ideas for anyone who might want to consider joining this local wine movement. These guys are an incredible resource, whether for technical advice on navigating the particular challenges of fermenting things like tomatoes and how long you need to wait before Japanese knotweed wine stops smelling like baby wipes, or for how to reconstruct a metaphoric grape. Though this should be obvious, I think it's very important to point out that the diversity of ingredients that Hermit Woods uses supports, honors, and generates more biodiversity and more diversity of wines. There are many practical advantages to not relying on a single variety of fruit for your entire production, and in the bigger picture it also leads to a healthier, more resilient, and more beautiful wine culture. These three friends are changing the world of wine as we know it, and they seem to be having a lot of fun doing it. https://hermitwoods.com/ Support this episode by subscribing via patreon. Sponsors: Centralas Wine
In this episode, we guide you through the diverse landscapes, culinary adventures, and unique cultural nuances of our recent travels in Chile. From the fusion of German and Chilean traditions to navigating linguistic subtleties and discovering the humor in Chilean "hand rolls," join us for a detailed and immersive experience that goes beyond the typical travel narrative. Gain practical insights into safety, economics, and the lively fabric of Chilean lifeKey Takeaways:Discover the unique blend of German and Chilean cultures in Puerto Varas.Explore the rich flavors of Chilean cuisine, emphasizing meat and seafood.Gain practical insights into safety, economics, and linguistic nuances for a comprehensive understanding of Chilean travel.Relevant Links And Additional Resources:181 – Sobre Chile | About ChileLevel up your Spanish with our Podcast MembershipGet the full transcript of each episode so you don't miss a wordListen to an extended breakdown section in English going over the most important words and phrasesTest your comprehension with a multiple choice quizIf you enjoy Learn Spanish and Go, please consider subscribing, rating, and reviewing our podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, or Pandora. This helps us reach more listeners like you. ¡Hasta la próxima!Support the show
This week, Ali tells Ash about the "German torture cult" that you may have recently heard about on TikTok or other socials, but this baby was born, lived a long and fucked life and died years ago.Started in 1961 by Nazi pedophile Paul Shäfer, this isolated colony was located in the rural town of Parral and was known as a little German paradise in Chile. Villagers thought that if their child got picked to live there (or even kidnapped) that they'd have a better life, without poverty. Behind the scenes, there was the kidnapping and sexual abuse of children, manual labor, the underground internment, torture, and murder of Chilean dissidents during the military dictatorship of General Augusto Pinochet, and more atrocities committed under Shäfer and his cronies. The colony still stands in Chile and is now presented as a holiday destination, luring tourists with their cute little gingerbread buildings and Oktoberfest. Adorable.TW: child abuse, child sexual abuse and torture. -We have super fun merch, go take a look!-We'd love to see you in our Discord, come hang out!-Research by Kesha Epperson.-Audio editing by River Innes.-Sources:https://www.amazon.com/Survivors-Colonia-Dignidad-Season/dp/B0B8P959TVhttps://www.amazon.com/gp/video/detail/B0B8PCGPGL/ref=atv_dp_share_cu_rhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colonia_Dignidadhttps://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Schäferhttps://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/25/world/25schaefer.html?smid=nytcore-ios-share&referringsource=articleSharehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_M._Branhamhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boris_Weisfeiler#:~:text=Declassified%20US%20documents%20suggest%20a,dictatorship%20Boris%20Weisfeiler%20allegedly%20drowned.This show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/4523794/advertisement
This week we talk everything Chile with Sebastian Höing from Andes Viva, a boutique tour operator in Chile. Sebastian shares some of the classic Chilean trips, such as the Atacama Desert and Torres del Paine in Patagonia. He also shares some of the other epic destinations to explore. Incredible self-drive trips such as the Fjords of Chilean Patagonia, Atacama Desert, Aysen Patagonia, Chilean Lake District, and Patagonia. Other trips include Easter Island, Aymara Cultural Experience Tour, Atacama, Lake District and Paine, Northern Patagonia trekking,
Today Anna Smith talks to Oscar-nominated director Maite Alberdi about her new documentary The Eternal Memory, which follows a Chilean couple as they navigate the challenges of Alzheimer's disease together. She then talks to Ella Glendining about her BIFA-nominated documentary, Is There Anybody Out There? which charts her search for individuals with the same rare disability as herself. Journalist Augusto Góngora and actor Paulina Urrutia are the subject of The Eternal Memory, a touching testimony of the couple's bond in the face of Augusto's worsening dementia. ‘La Pauli,' as Augosto referred to his partner, took care of him after he was diagnosed with Alzheimer's at 62. Maite recalls how the couple had a unique approach to the disease where they saw ‘Alzeimher's as a challenge, not a tragedy'. The film uses a mix of archive footage from Augusto's broadcast days and new material as the couple go about their daily lives, noticing the sensory experience of the everyday and how it interacts with Augosto's condition. The Eternal Memory offers a unique and refreshing perspective on dementia, ageing and coupledom. Next, Anna Smith talks to Ella Glendining about the making of and motivation behind her documentary Is There Anybody Out There?. The film is personal, one woman's search to find someone else born with no hip joints and short femurs, but it is also deeply political, laying bare the ethics of medical intervention, exploring the impacts of ableism and documenting disabled joy. Ella talks about the inspiration behind the film, the challenges and surprises she faced while making it, and she reveals the projects she is most looking forward to seeing next! You can watch The Eternal Memory in select cinemas from the 10th November 2023. Visit www.theeternalmemory.film to find out more and book tickets Is There Anybody Out There? is in cinemas and on demand 17th November 2023. Screenings and information at conic.film/anybody Other films mentioned in this episode include: The Mole Agent, Maite Alberdi, 2020 Dick Johnson Is Dead, Kirsten Johnson 2020 Smoke Sauna Sisterhood (Original title: Savvusanna sõsarad), Anna Hints, 2023 Television mentioned in this episode include: We Might Regret This, Kyla Harris Reviews mentioned in this episode: https://www.timeout.com/movies/smoke-sauna-sisterhood-2023 Become a patron of Girls On Film on Patreon here: www.patreon.com/girlsonfilmpodcast Follow us on socials: www.instagram.com/girlsonfilm_podcast/ www.facebook.com/girlsonfilmpodcast www.twitter.com/GirlsOnFilm_Pod www.twitter.com/annasmithjourno Watch Girls On Film on the BFI's YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLX…L89QKZsN5Tgr3vn7z Girls On Film is an HLA production. Host: Anna Smith Executive Producer: Hedda Archbold Producer: Lydia Scott Audio editor: Emma Butt Intern: Charlotte Matheson House band: MX Tyrants This episode is in partnership with Dogwoof and Conic Films.
José Miguel Vivanco, adjunct senior fellow for human rights at CFR and former executive director of the Americas division at Human Rights Watch, leads the conversation on human rights in Latin America. FASKIANOS: Welcome to today's session of the Fall 2023 CFR Academic Webinar Series. I'm Irina Faskianos, vice president of the National Program and Outreach here at CFR. Today's discussion is on the record. The video and transcript will be available on our website, CFR.org, if you would like to share them with your colleagues or classmates. As always, CFR takes no institutional positions on matters of policy. We are delighted to have José Miguel Vivanco with us to discuss human rights in Latin America. Mr. Vivanco is an adjunct senior fellow for human rights at CFR and partner at Dentons Global Advisors. He formerly served as the executive director of the Americas Division at Human Rights Watch, where he supervised fact-finding research for numerous reports on gross violations of human rights and advocated strengthening international legal standards and domestic compliance throughout the region. He is the founder of the Center for Justice and International Law, an international civil society organization providing legal and technical assistance with the Inter-American Human Rights System. So, José Miguel, thank you very much for being with us today. I thought you could begin by giving us an overview of what you see as the most important human rights challenges and advances in Latin America today. VIVANCO: Well, thank you very much for this invitation. It is a pleasure to be with you all and to talk for an hour about human rights problems, human rights issues in Latin America. Let me first make a couple of points. First, I think it's very important that, in retrospect, if you look at Latin America in the 1960s, 1970s, and even 1980s, it was a region that was pretty much run by military dictatorships. So if you look at historically, the region is not in such a bad shape. I know that this comment is quite controversial and many experts who follow the region closely might disagree with that statement, but objectively speaking I think we need to recognize that most of the region is run today—with the exception, obviously, of Venezuela, Cuba, and Nicaragua—by democracies, weak democracies, the kind of democracies that we have in Latin America are facing very serious challenges and with endemic problems such as corruption, abuse of power, lack of transparency, lack of proper accountability, and so on and so forth. But in general terms, this is a region that has a chance to conduct some self-correction. In other words, electoral democracy is a very, very important value in the region, and the citizens—most of the people are able to either reward or punish the incumbent government at the times of elections. That is not a minor detail. It is extremely important, especially if you take into account that during the last twenty years in Latin America, if I'm not wrong, the vast majority of the governments elected were from the opposition. The statistics, I think, show that in eighteen of the twenty last presidential elections, the winner has been the party of the opposition; which means that even though our democracies in Latin America are dysfunctional, weak, messy, slow, you know, short-term-oriented, obviously, but at least citizens take their rights seriously and they exercise their powers so that is why you see a regular zigzag or, you know, transfer of power from a left-wing government to a right-wing government or vice versa. And that is, again, something that is, obviously, a very, very important tool of self-correction. And that, obviously, includes or has an impact in terms of the human rights record of those countries. You know, I'm not—I'm not addressing yet—I will leave it for the Q&A section—conditions in those three dictatorships in Latin America. Let me just make some few more remarks about one of the biggest challenges that I see in the region. And that is, obviously, the rise of autocracy or autocratic leaders, populist leaders, leaders who are not interested or as a matter of fact are very hostile to the concept of rule of law and the concept of independence of the judiciary. And they usually are very charismatic. They have high level of popular support. And they run and govern the country in a style that is like a permanent campaign, where they normally go against minorities and against the opposition, against the free media, against judges and prosecutors who dare to investigate them or investigate the government. Anyone who challenges them are subject of this type of reaction. And that is, unfortunately, something that we have seen in Mexico recently and until today, and in Brazil, especially during the administration of President Bolsonaro. The good news about, in the case of Brazil, is that, thanks to electoral democracy, it was possible to defeat him and—democratically. And the second very important piece of information is that even though Brazil is not a model of rule of law and separation of power, we have to acknowledge that, thanks to the checks-and-balance exercise by the Supreme Court of Brazil, it was possible to do some permanent, constant damage control against the most outrageous initiatives promoted by the administration of President Bolsonaro. That, I think, is one of the biggest challenges in the region. Let me conclude my—make crystal clear that there are serious human rights problems in Latin America today regarding, for instance, abuse of power, police brutality, prison problems. Prisons are really, in most of the countries in the region, a disaster. And you know, a big number of prisoners are awaiting trial, in detention and unable to really exercise their rights. And unfortunately, populist leaders use the prison system or essentially criminal law, by expanding the practice and enlarging the numbers of crimes that could be subject of pretrial detention, and—you know, regardless of the time that it will take for that case to be prosecuted in full respect for the rule—due process, and so on and so forth. And that—the reason is very simple. There is a real demand in Latin America for policies that will address insecurity, citizen security. If you look at statistics in terms of crime rate, it is going up in most of the country. Obviously, there are big difference between countries like Mexico, for instance, or Colombia, and if you link—if you look at the power of cartels and big mafias, and gangs in other countries, or petty crime impacting the daily life of the citizens. Regardless of that point, one of the biggest demands in Latin America is for better and more public security. And that's why political leaders, usually the solution for that request and demand is to put people in prison with essentially no real due process and increase the number of prisoners without conviction. There are challenges for free speech occasionally, of those leaders who resent scrutiny of their practice. And normally there is a campaign against free media. And there are some attempts in some countries to constantly look for ways to undermine the independence of the judiciary. Keep in mind, for instance, that now in Argentina the whole Supreme Court is under impeachment, and it's essentially an impeachment promoted by the current government because they disagree with the rulings, positions of the Supreme Court. All the justices on the Supreme Court are subject of this political trial conducted by the Argentine Congress. That is a concrete example of the kinds of risks that are present for judges and the judiciary in general, when they exercise their power and they attempt to protect the integrity of the constitution. So let me stop here and we can move on to the most interesting part of this event. FASKIANOS: Well, that was quite interesting. So, thank you, José Miguel. We appreciate it. We going to go to all of you now for your questions. (Gives queuing instructions.) We already have some hands up. We will go first to Karla Soto Valdes. Q: My name is Karla Soto. I'm from Lewis University. My question is, what specific measures could be implemented to address and/or prevent trafficking within the asylum-seeking community during their journey to the U.S.? VIVANCO: Irina, are we going to take several questions, or? FASKIANOS: I think we should do one at a time. VIVANCO: Well, Karla, there are multiple tools to address that specific issue. But this applies to essentially most of the human rights problems all over the world. The menu is pretty ample, but depends on one important factor—whether the government involved cares about its own reputation. That is a very important premise here, because if you we are dealing with a democratic government, once again, it's not—when I refer to a democratic government, I don't have in mind a sort of Jeffersonian model, I'm referring to the kind of democracies that we have in Latin America. But, if the leaders in charge are—you know, they care about their own reputation, they care about domestic debate, very important, because these types of revelations usually have ramifications at the local level. If they pay close attention to those issues, I think it's possible to apply, essentially, the technique of naming and shaming. In other words, collecting information, documenting what exactly is happening, and revealing that information to the public, locally and internationally. That is going to create naturally a reaction, a process, an awareness, and local pressure is—hopefully, it's not just twenty-four hours news, so splash—big splash, but also will trigger some dynamics. If we are dealing with a country that is run by a dictatorship, it is a very, very different question, because normally you're facing a leader, a government, who couldn't care less about its own reputation. They have taken already and assume the cost of doing business in that type of context. Now, sometimes conditions are kind of mixed, where you have democratic country in general—so there is still free media, there is an opposition, there is Congress, there are elections. But the government in charge is so—is run by an autocratic leader. That makes, you know, quite—a little more challenging to just document and reveal that information. And you need to think about some particular agenda, governmental agenda. Some specific interests of the government in different areas. Let me see—let me give you an example. Let's say that the Bolsonaro administration is seriously interested in an incorporation into the OECD in Paris. That is an important piece of information. Whatever you think that is relevant information regarding the record of that government, you could provide information to an entity that is precisely evaluating the record of the government. And the government will be much more willing to address those issues because they have a genuine interest in achieving some specific goal at the international level. FASKIANOS: Fantastic. We're going to go to Nicole Ambar De Santos, who is an undergraduate student at the Washington University in St. Louis: When we consider weak democracy in a more personal sense, like Peru, the controversy of obligation to help these nations arises. How much third party or other nations, such as the United States, intervene? VIVANCO: Tricky question. Peruvian democracy is quite messy. Part of the problem is that the system, the political system, needs some real reform to avoid the proliferation of small political parties and to create the real link or relationship between leaders, especially in Congress, and their constituencies, and so they are much more accountable to their community, the ones who elected them. I don't think the U.S., or any other government, has a direct role to play in that area. My sense is that when we are looking into a dysfunctional democracy that deserve some probably even constitutional reforms, that is essentially a domestic job. That is the work that needs to be done by Peruvians. Without a local consensus about the reforms that need to be implemented in the political system, my sense is that it's going to be very difficult for the U.S. or any other large democracy, to address those kinds of points. It's very different, that type of conversation, from a conversation or an assessment of universal values, such as human rights. When we are looking into cases of police brutality, for instance, the international community has a role to play. But if I were part of the conversation or evaluation by the U.S. government or the European Union with regard to this dysfunctional democracy in Peru, I would approach very carefully by suggesting creating the right type of incentives, more than questions of punishment, or sanctions. It's incentives for them to create the right conditions to address the domestic problem that is—has become quite endemic, in the case of Peru. FASKIANOS: Thank you. I'm going to take the next question from Matthew. Matthew, you don't have a last name, so can you identify yourself? Q: Hello. Yes, my name is Matthew. I am a junior student from Arizona State University studying business, but working on a thesis that has to do with human rights and the ethics of supply chain management. My question is, you were talking at the very beginning kind of just about history and how understanding history is important. And what I was hoping to get was, why is understanding history and culture important when working to address human rights issues, history of dictatorship, colonialism? In cultures it's socially acceptable things, like child labor, in some countries, that's not acceptable in Western ideology. So, yeah, just how is history and culture important when working to address human rights for the future? VIVANCO: Matthew, I think you're referring to two different issues. History is central. It's really, really relevant. Because that helps you—if you—if you follow your history, especially periods of time when massive and gross violations were committed in Latin America, it's important to put things in context and value what you have today. And the job is to—not only to preserve democracy, but also to look for ways to strengthen democracy. Because part of the problem is that domestic debate is so polarized today, not just in Latin America, all over the world, that sometimes people—different, you know, segments of society—in their positions, they're so dismissive of the other side, that they don't realize that we need to frame our debate in a constructive way. Let me put it—one specific example. If the government of Argentina, who is a government very receptive and very sensitive to vast and gross violations of human rights committed during the military dictatorship, so in other words, I don't need to lecture that government on that subject. They are actually the people who vote for the current government of Argentina—not the new government, the current government of Argentina—is deeply committed to those kinds of issues. I think that one of the biggest lessons that you should learn from the past is the relevance of protecting the independence of the judiciary. If you don't have an independent judiciary, and the judiciary becomes an entity that is an appendix of the ruling party or is intimidated by politics, and they could be subject of impeachment procedures every time that they rule something, that the powerful—the establishment disagree, I think they're playing with fire, and they're not really paying attention to the lessons that you learn from recent history in Latin America. That would be my first comment regarding that type of issue. And the second one, about you mentioned specifically cultural problems, culture, tensions or conflicts. And you mentioned—your example was child labor. And, and you suggested that that—the combination of child labor is something typical of Western ideology. If I'm not wrong, that was the language that you used. I would—I would push back on that point. And because this is not just a Western or European commitment. This is a universal one. And this is reflected on international treaties, and that are supposed to eradicate that kind of practice. If you give up to the concept of local traditions, you know, cultural, you know, issues that you need to pay attention, sure, as long as they are not to be in conflict with fundamental human rights. Otherwise, in half of the planet you're not going to have women rights, and women will be subject of traditional control. And you wouldn't have rights for minorities, and especially—and not only, but especially—the LGBTQ community. And you wouldn't have rights for racial minorities, or different religious beliefs. So, we have to watch and be very careful about what type of concessions we make to cultural traditions. I am happy to understand that different communities in Latin America might have different traditions, but there is some firm, solid, and unquestionable minimum that are the these universal human rights values that are not the property or monopoly of anyone. You know, these are—and this is not an ethical conversation. This is a legal one, because these values are protected under international law. FASKIANOS: Thank you. I'm going to combine or take two questions. The first question is from Lindsay Bert, who is at the department of political science at Muhlenberg College, who asks if you could speak on the efficacy of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in addressing the human rights violations you described. And the second question is from Leonard Onyebuchi Ophoke, a graduate student at Cavendish University in Uganda: Why is it almost impossible to hold the actors that violate human rights accountable? What could be done to make the mechanism more enforceable? VIVANCO: The inter-American system of human rights protection, there is nothing similar to inter-American system of human rights protection in the Global South. You don't have something similar in Asia, or Africa, or the Middle East. In other words, you don't have a mechanism where ultimately a court, a court of law—not just a commission, a court of law—handle individual cases, specific complaints of human rights abuses, and governments participate in public hearings. The parties involved have the obligation to present evidence before the court, and the court finally ruled on the specific matters where its decisions are binding. The number of issues that have been addressed by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in the last thirty years in Latin America are really incredible. And the impact—this is most important point—the impact at a local level is remarkable. In the area, for instance, of torture, disappearances. I'm referring to the elaboration of concepts and the imposing the obligation of local governments to adjust their legislation and practice, and to address specific problems or issues by providing remedies to victims. That is quite unusual. And the court has remarkable rulings on free speech, on discrimination issues, on indigenous populations, on military jurisdiction. One of the typical recourse of governments in the region when security forces were involved in human rights atrocities was to invoke military jurisdiction. So they say, no worries, we are going to investigate our own crimes. And the court has been actually very, very firm, challenging that notion to the point that I don't think there is a single case in Latin America today—once again, with the exception of Cuba, Nicaragua, and Venezuela, that I hope that somebody will ask me a question about those three countries—and I don't think there is a single case where today security forces try to—or attempt to shield themselves from investigation invoking military jurisdiction. And the credit is to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights. I can elaborate, and give you—provide you with a long list of examples of areas where the court has been actually really, really critical in advancing human rights in the region. Let me give you actually one last example that I think is very—is very illustrative, very revealing. In Chile, something like probably twenty years ago or fifteen years ago, full democracy. Full democracy. No Chile under Pinochet. The Supreme Court of Chile ruled that a mother who was openly lesbian did not qualify for the custody of her children because she was lesbian. And she had a couple. So that was sufficient grounds to rule in favor of the father, because the mother didn't have the moral grounds to educate her own kids, children. And this was decided by the Supreme Court of Chile. Not just a small first instance tribunal. And I will point out that the vast majority of the—I mean, the public in Chile was pretty much divided, but I'm pretty sure that the majority of Chileans thought that the Supreme Court was right, you know? The case went to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights. And fortunately, after a few years, the court not only challenged that decision of the Supreme Court, forced Chile to change its legislation, and to change the ruling of the Supreme Court of Chile, which is supposed to be the last judgment in the country. And the impact of that one, not only in Chile, in the rest of the region, because it shapes the common wisdom, the assumptions of many people. It helps for them to think carefully about this kind of issues. And the good news is that that mother was able to have the custody of her kids. And not only that, the impact in Chilean society and in the rest of the region was remarkable. Now, the second question that was asked was about how difficult it is to establish accountability for human rights abuses against the perpetrators of those abuses. I mean, it's a real challenge. It depends on whether or not you have locally an independent judiciary. If you do have an independent judiciary, the process is slow, it's messy, it's complicated. But there is a chance that atrocities could be addressed. And that is— especially human rights atrocities or abuses committed during the military dictatorship. There are countries in the region, like for instance, Chile, Peru, Argentina, Uruguay, where there are people in prison for those type of atrocities. In Brazil, thanks to an amnesty law that was passed in 1978, real investigation and prosecution of those atrocities actually never happened. And an important lesson that you could bear in mind is that Brazilian military are very dismissive of these type of issues, of human rights issues. But not only that, my sense is that Brazilian military officers at very high level are not afraid of stepping into politics, and give their opinion, and challenge the government. In other words, they were actually very, very active, and I'm referring to top officials in the Brazilian Army, during the Bolsonaro administration. There were top leaders who actually publicly argued that if they have to organize a coup again in Brazil, they are ready. That kind of language you don't find in Argentina, in Chile, in other countries where there have been some accountability. For one simple reason, the top military officers running the show are very much aware that if they get involved in politics, that they are part tomorrow of a coup d'état or something like that, at the end of the day they will be responsible. And they might be subject of criminal prosecution for atrocities committed during that period. And so there is a price to pay. So their calculation is much more, shall we say, prudent regarding this issue. But again, once again, how difficult it is? It's very difficult to establish accountability, and much more difficult when you're dealing with dictatorship, where you need to rely on the work done by, for instance, the ICC, the International Criminal Court, which is pretty active in the case of Venezuela. FASKIANOS: Thank you. I'm going to take the next question from Fordham. Q: Good afternoon, Mr. Vivanco. My name is Carlos Ortiz de la Pena Gomez Urguiza, and I have a question for you. El Salvador is currently battling crime and gangs with strategies such as mano dura, which have shown a significant decrease in crime at the cost of violating human rights. Do you see a possible effective integration of such policies in high-crime-rate countries, such as Mexico, to stop the growth of narco and crime gang activity? And if so, how? VIVANCO: Well, look, yeah, Carlos, very good question. Bukele in El Salvador is a real, real challenge. It's really, really a complicated case, for several reasons. He's incredibly popular. No question about it. He has managed to—thanks to that popularity—to concentrate power in his own hands. He fully controls Congress. But, much more relevant, he fully controls the judiciary, including the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court today is subordinated to the executive branch. And he is constantly going after the civil society, and free media, and the opposition. Now, in violation of the Salvadorean constitution, he's going to run for reelection. And he will be reelected, because he's also very popular. And his policies to go after gangs are cruel, inhuman, and without—not even a facade of respect for due process. Essentially, the policy which is not sustainable and is—I don't think is something that you could export to other countries—is a policy—unless you have full control, unless you have some sort of dictatorship or quasi dictatorship. Which is based, in essence, in the appearance, in the number of tattoos that people, especially in the marginal communities in the periferia in El Salvador, where shanty towns are located. The police has a, you know, green light to arrest anyone who fit that profile. And then good luck, because it's going to be very, very difficult for that person to avoid something like several months in prison. The whole point of having an independent judiciary and due process is that law enforcement agencies have the—obviously, not only the right, the duty to prevent crimes and to punish criminals. Not physically punish them. You know, it's to arrest them, to detain them, and to use proportional force to produce that attention. But they need to follow certain rules. They cannot just go around and arrest anyone who they have some sort of gut feelings that they are involved in crimes, because then you don't—you're not—the whole system is not able to distinguish and to make a distinction between potential criminals and innocent people. But it is complicated, the case of Bukele, because, for instance, I was referring initially to the technique of naming and shaming as a technique, as a methodology to expose governments with deplorable human rights record. But in the case of Bukele, he couldn't care less about. In other words, actually, I think he used the poor perception that exists, already that is established outside El Salvador as a result of his persecution of gangs in El Salvador—he used that kind of criticism as a way to improve his support domestically. In other words, when the New York Times published a whole report about massive abuses committed by Bukele's criminal system, in the prison system in El Salvador, what Bukele does is to take that one, that criticism, as actually ammunition to project himself as a tough guy who is actually, you know, doing the right thing for El Salvador. It's a question of time. It's a question of time. All of this is very sad for El Salvador, one of the few democracies in Central America with some future, I think, because I think they managed after the war to create institutions that are—that were much more credible than in the neighboring countries, like Guatemala, Honduras, and I'm not going to even mention Nicaragua. But under the control of this strongman, everything is possible today in El Salvador. He will be able to govern El Salvador this way as long as he's popular. Unfortunately, the Biden administration has relaxed its attention and pressure on that government, based on the question of migration. So they are hostage by the cooperation of Bukele government to try or attempt to control illegal immigration into the U.S. So that point trumps or, I mean, supersedes everything else. And that is actually very unfortunate. FASKIANOS: Thank you. I'm going to take the next two questions, written questions. One is on the subject that you wanted, from Brittney Thomas, who is an undergraduate at Arizona State University: How come the governments of Cuba, Venezuela, and Nicaragua are socialist or communist while other Latin America countries are predominantly democracies? And then from Roger— VIVANCO: I'm sorry, I couldn't understand the question. Obviously, it's about Cuba, Nicaragua, and Venezuela, but? FASKIANOS: Why are they socialist or communist while other Latin American countries are predominantly democracies? VIVANCO: Oh, I see. OK. FASKIANOS: Yeah. And then the next question is from Roger Rose, who is an associate professor of political science at University of Minnesota, Morris: Given the recent decline in the norms of U.S. democracy in the last seven years, does the U.S. have any credibility and influence in the region in promoting democracy? And, again, if you could comment specifically on nations with the least democratic systems—Venezuela, Nicaragua—how could the U.S. play a more constructive role than it is currently? VIVANCO: The U.S. is always a very important player, very, very important. I mean, it's the largest economy in the world and the influence of the U.S. government in Latin America is huge. However, obviously, I have to acknowledge that our domestic problems here and serious challenges to the fundamentals of the rule of law, and just the notion that we respect the system according to which one who wins the election is—you know, has the legitimacy and the mandate to form a new government. If that notion is in question, and there are millions of American citizens who are willing to challenge that premise, obviously undermines the capacity of the U.S. to exercise leadership on this—in this context. And the autocrats and the autocracies in the region—I'm not referring to the dictatorships, but I'm referring to the Andrés Manuel López Obrador, once again, from Mexico, or Bolsonaro in Brazil—they take those kinds of developments in the U.S. as green lights to do whatever they want at local level. So that is a serious—obviously, it's a serious problem. And what is going on here has ramifications not only in the region, but also in the rest of the world. Now, Cuba is a historical problem. It's going to be too long to address the question in terms of why Cuba is a dictatorship and the rest of the region. Part of the problem with Cuba is that you have a government that violates the most fundamental rights and persecutes everyone who challenges the official line. And most of the Cubans today are willing to leave the country and to go into exile. But the problem is that we don't have the right tool, the right instrument in place, to exercise pressure on Cuba. And the right instrument today is the embargo. And that embargo, that policy is a total failure. The Cuban government is the same, exactly the same dictatorship. There has been no progress. And there's going to be no progress, in my view, as long as the U.S. government insist on a policy of isolation. You should be aware that every year 99 percentage of the states in the world condemned the isolation against Cuba, with the exception and the opposition of the U.S. government, Israel, and in the past was the Marshall Islands. Now, I don't think even the Marshall Islands joined the U.S. government defending that policy. So the policy is incredibly unpopular. And the debate at international level is about the U.S. government policy on Cuba and not about the deplorable human rights record of Cuba. That's why I was actually very supportive of the change of policy attempted during the Obama administration. Unfortunately, the isolation policy depends on Congress. And since the times of Clinton, this is a matter of who is the one in control of Congress. And the policy of isolation, it once again makes Cuba a victim of Washington. And Cuba, by the way, is not isolated from the rest of the world. So the U.S. is incredibly, I would say, powerless with regard to the lack of democracy and human rights in Cuba. And at the time, offers a fantastic justification for the Cuban government to present itself as a victim. I think that is the—this is one of the most serious mistakes of the U.S. foreign policy in Latin America that I hope that one day will be—will be addressed effectively. The case of Nicaragua and Venezuela is different, in the sense that we are looking into countries that—Venezuela in particular—have democracy for—a very questionable democracy, very weak, subject of tremendous corruption, and so on and so forth. But they have a system of political parties, free media, and so on, for many, many years. And they end up electing a populist leader whose marching orders and, you know, actually first majors was to establish some effective control of the judiciary. And the Supreme Court became an appendage of the government many, many, many years ago, which means that they managed during the Chavez administration to run the country with some sort of facade of democracy. Today, under Maduro it's no a longer a façade, it's a clear dictatorship responsible for atrocities. Fortunately, it is under investigation by the ICC. And the case of Nicaragua is an extreme case, similar to Venezuela. And it's—it's a dictator who has managed to put in prison everyone who is not in full alliance with the government, including religious leaders, and academics, and opposition leaders, civil society, et cetera. The case of Nicaragua is more complicated because Nicaragua is subject of sanctions by the U.S. government, and the European Union, and Canada, and some governments in the region. But still, we don't see much progress there. FASKIANOS: Great. I'm going to go next to Nassar Nassar, who has a raised hand. You can unmute yourself and state your affiliation. Q: Yes. Hello. FASKIANOS: Great. Thank you. Q: Hi. My name is Nassar Nassar. I'm from Lewis University. So my question is, which are the most significant actors in the global governance of human trafficking? And how effective are they in tackling that? VIVANCO: Well, this is a matter that is usually—the main actors—so this is organized crime. This is organized crime. This is a question regarding—this is a—it's a huge business, and extremely profitable. And if you want to address these kinds of issues, you need regional cooperation, which is very challenging. Keep in mind that at a local level, in many of the most democratic countries in the region, you have tremendous tensions among the local police and different police. For instance, the local FBI—equivalent to an FBI, is usually in tension with other branches of law enforcement. And if you expect to have cooperation from the rest of the countries in the region, it's extremely challenging. So these type of issues require effective cooperation, adjustment on legislation. Require more better intelligence. The reason why you have this type—proliferation of this type of business is because, obviously, corruption and lack of accountability. So this is—my point is that it is a reflection of how weak is our law enforcement system, and how unprofessional, and subject many times of corruption. FASKIANOS: Just to follow up on that, a written question from Patricia Drown, who's at Regent University. How are the cartels and mafia being armed, and by whom? VIVANCO: Well, in the case of, for instance, Mexico, weapons comes from the U.S. Sometimes even legally. You know, the Second Amendment plays a role here. It's so easy to have access to weapons, all kind of weapons, in the U.S. So that helps. And a lack of actually an effective control mechanism to stop that type of traffic. The amount of money that cartels moved in countries like Mexico, but Colombia as well, and this mafia scene in Central America is significant. So they do have capacity to corrupt local enforcement officials that belongs to the police, the army, even the judiciary. And as long as you don't address the root cause of the problem, which is the lack of presence of the state—in other words, there are vast—as you know, there are regions of Colombia that are not under the control of the government, the territories in Colombia. And there are regions of Mexico that, unfortunately, are increasingly under more effective control of cartels than law enforcement and legitimate officials. So that unfortunately, is the—in my view, one of the reasons why it is relatively easy to witness this type of proliferation of illegal business. FASKIANOS: Fantastic. I think we are out of time. We have so many written questions and raised hands. Maybe I'll just try to sneak in one more from Andrea Cuervo Prados. You have your hand raised. I think you also wrote a question. So if you can be brief and tell us who you are. Q: OK. Hello. I'm adjunct faculty at Dickinson State University. And, Mr. Vivanco, I have a question related to Colombia. What do you think about the state of the human rights in Colombia under the new leftist president, Gustavo Petro, compared to the previous president, Ivan Duque? VIVANCO: Andrea, I think it's pretty much the same. When we witness actually an improvement of human rights conditions in Colombia, it was during the negotiations with the FARC. I'm referring to the administration of President Juan Manuel Santos. And with the signature of the peace agreement, when they signed the peace agreement, the numbers shows a serious decline in the cases of, for instance, internally displaced people, torture cases, executions, abductions, and many other of those typical abuses that are committed in Colombia in rural areas where this organized crime and irregular armed groups are historically present. But then the policies implemented during the Duque administration were actually not very effective. There was a sort of relaxation during that period, and not effective implementation of those commitments negotiated with the FARC. That had an implication in terms of abuses. And today I don't see a major shift. My sense is that the local communities are subject of similar abuses, including human rights activists as well as social leaders, in areas where there is a very weak presence of the state. FASKIANOS: Thank you very much. José Miguel Vivanco. We really appreciate your being with us today. And I apologize. Great questions. I'm sorry, we couldn't get to all of the written ones or raised hands. It's clear we will have to do this—focus in on this again and have you back. You can follow José Miguel on X at @VivancoJM. And the next Academic Webinar will be on Wednesday, November 29, at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Shibley Telhami, who's a professor at the University of Maryland, will lead a conversation on public opinion on Israel and Palestine. And in the meantime, I encourage you to learn about CFR paid internships for students and fellowships for professors at CFR.org/careers. You can follow us at @CFR_Academic. And visit CFR.org, ForeignAffairs.com, and ThinkGlobalHealth.org for research and analysis on global issues. Again, José Miguel, thank you very much for today, and to all of you for joining us. VIVANCO: Thanks a lot. FASKIANOS: Take care. (END)
In this episode of “The Business of Blueberries,” host Kasey Cronquist, president of the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council (USHBC) and the North American Blueberry Council (NABC), is joined by Andres Armstrong, executive director of the Chilean Blueberry Committee, to discuss the current season in Chile, the impact of the drop in Peruvian production and the future of blueberries in the region. Armstrong was also featured in episode 22, episode 75 and episode 134, as well as in several crop reports. “We are trying to work with our members, with the Chilean Blueberry Committee members, taking this opportunity to really prove to the market that Chile is a consistent, reliable supplier. Looking into the future, not specifically to this season, we want to be in the market in the coming years too.” - Andres ArmstrongTopics covered include: An introduction to Armstrong and his work for the Chilean Blueberry Committee.The impact the Peruvian blueberry disruption is having on other South American blueberry markets.The future of the Chilean blueberry industry, and the volume of high-quality blueberries it's capable of producing.Crop ReportThe Blueberry Crop Report is an update on crop conditions and markets throughout important blueberry growing areas. Today you'll hear from Mario Ramirez in Mexico and Daniel Bustamante in Peru. This was recorded on November 4, 2023.
Interview with Hayden Locke, President & CEO of Marimaca Copper Corp.Our previous interview: https://www.cruxinvestor.com/posts/marimaca-copper-tsxmari-permitting-dfs-timeline-fast-tracking-copper-production-by-2026-4348Recording date: 6th November 2023Marimaca Copper Corp is rapidly advancing its flagship Marimaca Copper Project in Chile through systematic derisking and optimization. With a recent major metallurgical breakthrough, Marimaca has cemented itself as one of the leading global copper development stories.The company announced excellent results from Phase 6 metallurgical testing, which yielded a 25% reduction in projected acid consumption for processing its copper ores. This translates into significantly lower operating costs for the project.Acid consumption is expected to fall from 40.6 kg/t to 30.6 kg/t based on optimized leaching conditions identified in the test work. With acid accounting for 30-40% of cash costs, this reduction provides major upside for Marimaca's cost profile. The company anticipates its C1 operating costs could now come in as low as $1.00-1.10/lb versus previous guidance of $1.30-1.40/lb. This would place Marimaca in the lowest quartile of the global copper cost curve.At the same time, Marimaca confirmed average copper recoveries of 74.9% from its testing, in line with results from previous programs. It also showed further flexibility to reduce acid usage with minimal impact on overall recoveries.The metallurgical optimizations significantly de-risk the project and provide multiple economic benefits. Firstly, the project has materially lower life-of-mine operating costs and increased profit margins at conservative copper prices. It has enhanced project economics with a potential NPV upside of 40-50% at the feasibility study stage. There is also an increase in operating flexibility and resilience against spikes in acid pricing. It has also further derisked Marimaca as the project heads into final feasibility study and project financing phases.With Phase 6 metallurgical testing now complete, Marimaca is on the cusp of releasing its definitive feasibility study in 2025. The company remains on track to submit environmental permits in mid-2024 and break ground on construction in 2025. First copper production is expected in 2026, perfectly aligning Marimaca with the coming copper supply deficit as demand surges from electric vehicles, renewable energy, and global electrification. Marimaca's large, oxide-only copper resource, straightforward metallurgy, tier 1 Chilean mining jurisdiction, and clean balance sheet further reinforce its position as a top global copper developer.For investors, Marimaca represents a compelling, de-risked way to capitalize on the copper bull market. It offers world-class discovery potential and near-term production growth just as copper heads into a structural deficit. Few copper developers can match Marimaca's blend of low operating costs, strong economics, exploration upside and clear path to production in a premier mining destination like Chile. With its latest metallurgical milestone, Marimaca cements itself as a premier copper growth play at the forefront of the electric vehicle revolution.View Marimaca Copper's company profile: https://www.cruxinvestor.com/companies/marimaca-copperSign up for Crux Investor: https://cruxinvestor.com
Son Rompe Pera started as a street band in Mexico City, but the marimba-playing cumbia punks have spent the past six years honing an electrifying and buzzy mix of modern cumbia, tropical dance beats, hard-hitting punk, psychedelic guitars, traditional Mexican and Colombian rhythms, horns, and a pinch of dub and hip hop, (Kennedy Center program notes.) Their 2020 record Batuco, named after the band's marimba player father, leaned more toward a folkloric, traditional sound by way of nine covers. However, their 2023 record, Chimborazo, delivers 12 originals that really bring the marimba to the mosh pit, including a song where the title is a Chilean expletive and is based on a dream about an alien abduction. Son Rompe Pera slays, in-studio. (-Caryn Havlik) Set list: "Selva Negra", "La Muerte del Amor", "Chucha" Watch "Selva Negra":
Interview with Hayden Locke, President & CEO of Marimaca Copper Corp.Our previous interview: https://www.cruxinvestor.com/posts/marimaca-copper-tsxmari-why-mitsubishi-corporation-is-betting-big-on-copper-with-marimaca-3954Recording date: 1st November 2023Marimaca Copper offers investors scarce exposure to a near-term construction-ready copper project, with permitting and a definitive feasibility study already underway. The company is rapidly advancing its Marimaca project, located in Antofagasta, Chile, aiming for first production in 2026-2027.Chile's copper mining heartland provides the ideal jurisdiction for Marimaca to bring its maiden mine into production. Major miners like BHP and Anglo American have successfully operated there for years. While rigorous, Chile's permitting process is well-established and transparent.To fast-track permitting and de-risk development, Marimaca has appointed Chilean engineering firm Ausenco. Their recent experience building the Mina Justa copper mine will be invaluable. Ausenco is also leading the definitive feasibility study, which will optimize the mine plan and processing flowsheet.Importantly, preliminary studies reveal that Marimaca will be a financially robust project. By focusing only on the highest grade zones, capital intensity has been minimized. All-in-sustaining costs are forecast between $1.75-$2.15/lb, ensuring healthy margins at current and expected copper prices.Marimaca's straightforward open-pit mining and conventional copper processing also lend themselves to low operating costs. The economics should attract debt financing while limiting equity dilution.Keen to maintain momentum, Marimaca has front-loaded permitting activities, targeting submission in mid-2023. Approval is expected within 12 months, though further assessments could add up to one year. This timeline aligns first production with a forecast uptick in the copper market.To oversee this rapid development schedule, Marimaca has recruited Chilean mining veteran Giancarlo Bruno Lagomarsino. As former CEO of Mantos Copper, Runo led the tremendous growth of that company before its merger into Capstone Copper.Lagomarsino recently managed the development of Mantoverde for Capstone, making him ideally suited to steer Marimaca's transition to production. His connections will also assist in permitting discussions with Chilean regulators.Marimaca anticipates kicking off detailed engineering and design work in 2024 after completing its definitive feasibility study. An approved EIA and strong economics would pave the way for a final investment decision on full-scale construction from 2025.The company's strategic partner Mitsubishi Corporation has committed additional capital to fund activities through this period. Marimaca is also engaged in ongoing financing discussions to ensure sufficient resources.The timing for first output from Marimaca around 2026-2027 is fortuitous, with the project coming online just as forecast copper shortages emerge. Wood Mackenzie predicts new mine supply will struggle to match rising copper consumption after 2025.The demand picture also looks promising, with copper usage surging in electric vehicles, renewable power, electricity infrastructure and construction. This supports a bullish price outlook as demand growth potentially outpaces new supply.As one of only a handful of new copper projects globally that can reach production by the late 2020s, Marimaca offers scarcity value. Investors gain unique exposure to a near-term copper producer poised to capitalize on supportive industry fundamentals.With permitting progressing as planned, Marimaca remains on track to deliver its first copper from Chile's premier mining district within the next five years. The company's rapid execution provides investors with a timely opportunity to gain leveraged exposure to copper's compelling market dynamics.View Marimaca Copper's company profile: https://www.cruxinvestor.com/companies/marimaca-copperSign up for Crux Investor: https://cruxinvestor.com
This week native Chicagoan and lifestyle journalist Ari Bendersky sets us straight about the USA's so-called Second City. With its astounding architecture and treasure-laden Art Institute, iconic sports teams and sprawling Lake Michigan shoreline, Chicago sits in no city's shadow.As if that's not enough to boast about, the Windy City's wonderfully diverse neighbourhoods offer virtually every cuisine you can imagine – from Chinese to Chilean, Korean to Cambodian, Venezuelan to Oaxacan.If peanut butter infused egg rolls, artisan doughnuts and the best BBQ in Chicago sound appealing, you'll want to tune in for Ari's recommendations!Check out Ari's Substack Something Glorious: https://aribendersky.substack.com/Planning a trip? Where to Go listeners can now get 20% off any DK Eyewitness travel guide! Find out more: https://geni.us/WTG-WHSmiths-discount Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
As the first iconic wine of Chile, Don Melchor has paved a path for many others to follow. Enrique Tirado, CEO and Technical Director, explains the vision behind Don Melchor, how it became an instant icon of Chile, and how it stays on top of its game. Detailed Show Notes: Enrique's background - studied agronomy and enology, joined Don Melchor in 1993, became winemaker in 1997, in 2011, Don Melchor Winery was created and became CEODon Melchor overview:One specific vineyard in Puente Alto on the north bank of the Maipo River at the foot of the Andes Mountains1st vintage - 1987127ha, 151 parcelsMainly Cabernet SauvignonUses ~60-70% of the vineyard for Don Melchor wine~12-15k cases of 1 wine produced each year“One unique history, one terroir, one wine” is the ethos behind Don MelchorThe remainder of the fruit goes to other wines in the Concho y Toro portfolio (e.g., Marquis de Casa Concha)Becoming an iconic Chilean wineIt was 1st to create an “icon” wine in ChileIt was the most expensive Chilean wine on initial release1988, 2nd vintage, was in the Top 100 of Wine Spectator - the only Chilean wine and a big deal at the time which established Don Melchor's statusA string of critical praise - WS Top 100 9x, 3x in the Top 10, 100 points from James Suckling, Best of the Best from Robb ReportExport 90% of the wine to 70 countries; main markets include the US, Brazil, ChinaBecoming iconic todayIt is easier for other Chilean wines as Chile's reputation is more establishedThe country's image is critical and requires collaboration with other producersConsistency of quality is critical for both winemaking and the commercial sideAdd value to the wine world - e.g., come from a unique place, have a unique expression and personalityMay create a 2nd wine in the futureStaying on topRequires a singular focus on quality and consistencyNeed to focus on communication and optimizing the best routes to marketWine critics are still important, and they make consumer communication fasterCustomized routes to market by country (e.g., US, Brazil) and have offices in different countriesSold by the Concha y Toro sales forceHave a specific team for premium winesNot on La Place de Bordeaux Get access to library episodes Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Getting involved in the world of narcotrafficking, whether as a drug dealer, transporter, or in any related capacity, is fraught with immense dangers and consequences. Here is a summary of why it is perilous to become involved in this illegal trade:Legal Consequences: Participation in narcotrafficking exposes individuals to severe legal penalties. Many countries have strict laws and policies in place to combat the drug trade, which can lead to lengthy prison sentences, substantial fines, and asset forfeiture.Violence and Conflict: The drug trade is often associated with extreme violence, as criminal organizations compete for territory, control, and market dominance. Individuals involved may face threats, extortion, and even death due to conflicts within the drug trade.Health Risks: Exposure to dangerous chemicals during the drug production process, such as methamphetamine or cocaine, can lead to severe health problems. Moreover, drug addiction can result from close contact with narcotics, affecting both physical and mental health.Societal Harm: Narcotrafficking has a profoundly negative impact on communities, contributing to addiction, broken families, and increased crime rates. It erodes the social fabric of neighborhoods and often perpetuates a cycle of poverty and despair.Involvement in Criminal Networks: Entering the world of narcotrafficking often requires collaboration with criminal organizations, which can be challenging to escape from. These groups are often ruthless and may not hesitate to resort to coercion or violence to maintain control.Risk of Betrayal: Trust is scarce within the drug trade, leading to a high risk of betrayal by associates, rivals, or even law enforcement informants. This can result in arrests, violence, or assassination.Impact on Loved Ones: Family members and friends can be inadvertently drawn into the dangerous world of narcotrafficking, putting them at risk. The guilt and fear associated with this can cause emotional and psychological distress.Global Impact: The drug trade fuels corruption, destabilizes governments, and fosters instability in many countries. It contributes to money laundering and compromises the integrity of financial systems, often harming entire nations.No Job Security: The drug trade is inherently unstable, with no job security. Those involved are constantly at risk of being replaced or eliminated by competitors or law enforcement.Limited Exit Strategy: Once involved in narcotrafficking, extricating oneself can be exceedingly difficult, with few legitimate job opportunities and the constant threat of reprisals from criminal organizationsIn this episode, we hear the story of Sabrina Duran Monterro and how her foray into the narcotics game ended in disaster for her. (commercial at 8:10)to contact me:email@example.com:Sabrina Durán Montero: Ina's murder: the young TikToker who flaunted Chile's narcoculture | International | EL PAÍS English (elpais.com)This show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5003294/advertisement
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Getting involved in the world of narcotrafficking, whether as a drug dealer, transporter, or in any related capacity, is fraught with immense dangers and consequences. Here is a summary of why it is perilous to become involved in this illegal trade:Legal Consequences: Participation in narcotrafficking exposes individuals to severe legal penalties. Many countries have strict laws and policies in place to combat the drug trade, which can lead to lengthy prison sentences, substantial fines, and asset forfeiture.Violence and Conflict: The drug trade is often associated with extreme violence, as criminal organizations compete for territory, control, and market dominance. Individuals involved may face threats, extortion, and even death due to conflicts within the drug trade.Health Risks: Exposure to dangerous chemicals during the drug production process, such as methamphetamine or cocaine, can lead to severe health problems. Moreover, drug addiction can result from close contact with narcotics, affecting both physical and mental health.Societal Harm: Narcotrafficking has a profoundly negative impact on communities, contributing to addiction, broken families, and increased crime rates. It erodes the social fabric of neighborhoods and often perpetuates a cycle of poverty and despair.Involvement in Criminal Networks: Entering the world of narcotrafficking often requires collaboration with criminal organizations, which can be challenging to escape from. These groups are often ruthless and may not hesitate to resort to coercion or violence to maintain control.Risk of Betrayal: Trust is scarce within the drug trade, leading to a high risk of betrayal by associates, rivals, or even law enforcement informants. This can result in arrests, violence, or assassination.Impact on Loved Ones: Family members and friends can be inadvertently drawn into the dangerous world of narcotrafficking, putting them at risk. The guilt and fear associated with this can cause emotional and psychological distress.Global Impact: The drug trade fuels corruption, destabilizes governments, and fosters instability in many countries. It contributes to money laundering and compromises the integrity of financial systems, often harming entire nations.No Job Security: The drug trade is inherently unstable, with no job security. Those involved are constantly at risk of being replaced or eliminated by competitors or law enforcement.Limited Exit Strategy: Once involved in narcotrafficking, extricating oneself can be exceedingly difficult, with few legitimate job opportunities and the constant threat of reprisals from criminal organizationsIn this episode, we hear the story of Sabrina Duran Monterro and how her foray into the narcotics game ended in disaster for her. (commercial at 8:10)to contact me:firstname.lastname@example.org:Sabrina Durán Montero: Ina's murder: the young TikToker who flaunted Chile's narcoculture | International | EL PAÍS English (elpais.com)This show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5080327/advertisement
Can Latin America overcome authoritarianism? What are the barriers to social mobility? In this week's podcast, IEA Director of Public Policy and Communications Matthew Lesh is joined by Archbridge Institute founder Gonzalo Schwarz, as well as Chilean writer, lawyer and political scientist Axel Kaiser.
Get Opto's best content every day by subscribing to our FREE Newsletter: www.cmcmarkets.com/en/opto/newsletterToday, we have the pleasure of welcoming Alec Lucas, Research Analyst at Global X ETFs, to the show.In this episode, we discuss the pressing megatrend of climate change and the importance of clean tech in meeting global climate goals. Alec sheds light on South America's lithium rush and how it's catering to a growing demand for battery technology and electric vehicles. Alec walks us through the lithium production value chain, highlighting key players such as SQM and Albemarle and their ongoing negotiations with the Chilean government, revealing why Argentina and Brazil could be 'the quicker growing components' of the South American lithium market. To conclude, Alec delves into global efforts to drive investment in infrastructure, highlighting the significance of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) before analysing the impact of reshoring in the US. Prior to joining Global X, Alec interned as an equity research analyst at Nicusa Investment Advisors. He has a Masters in sustainability management from the Colombia University School of Professional Studies, and earned his Bachelor's Degree in finance and value investing from Fordham University in New York. Enjoy!------------------Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future results.CMC Markets is an execution-only service provider. The material (whether or not it states any opinions) is for general information purposes only and does not take into account your personal circumstances or objectives. Nothing in this material is (or should be considered to be) financial, investment, or other advice on which reliance should be placed. No opinion given in the material constitutes a recommendation by CMC Markets or the author that any particular investment, security, transaction, or investment strategy is suitable for any specific person.The material has not been prepared in accordance with legal requirements designed to promote the independence of investment research. Although we are not specifically prevented from dealing before providing this material, we do not seek to take advantage of the material prior to its dissemination.CMC Markets does not endorse or offer opinions on the trading strategies used by the author. Their trading strategies do not guarantee any return and CMC Markets shall not be held responsible for any loss that you may incur, either directly or indirectly, arising from any investment based on any information contained herein for any loss that you may incur, either directly or indirectly, arising from any investment based on any information contained herein.
In the second part of their conversation, Adam shares valuable insights from Jack Daley - a renowned entrepreneur and business growth catalyst who values integrity despite his ambitious success. Kathleen and Adam discuss the impact of the pandemic on work trends. Remote and hybrid workforces have become a new norm, but some employers are hesitant about flexibility. Adam provides a balanced perspective, highlighting the benefits of flexibility while emphasizing the importance of in-person connections. He suggests customizing work arrangements to maximize engagement and performance. Adam emphasizes the significance of having a clear vision, caring for your team, and exhibiting vulnerable leadership to create a psychologically safe workplace. The conversation also explores simple ways to make the workplace more humane. Join Kathleen Quinn Votaw and Adam Witty in an inspiring and authentic discussion on empowering others, leading with heart, and sharing wisdom. Leaders will leave with the knowledge and tools to foster a deeper sense of care in the workplace.About Adam Witty: In 2005, Adam founded Advantage — creating a one-for-you system to simplify book publishing for busy business leaders. What began in the spare bedroom of Adam Witty's home turned into thousands of customers in 50 U.S. states and 13 countries.Adam's innovative approach to publishing attracted Forbes, resulting in the origination of our partnership as the exclusive publishing partner of Forbes, in 2017. This led to the creation of Forbes Books — the exclusive publishing imprint of Forbes. As the CEO of Forbes Books, Adam helps prominent business leaders across the globe become authors and establish top Authority in their fields.Adam appeared on the prestigious Inc. 30 Under 30 list of America's Coolest Entrepreneurs in 2011. Additionally, Advantage made the Inc. 500/5000 list for six of the past eight years. Adam has appeared in the USA Today, Investor's Business Daily, Wall Street Journal, and on ABC and FOX. In 2012, the Chilean government selected Adam to judge the prestigious Start-up Chile! entrepreneurship competition.
Certified sommelier Michaela Quinlan and Robert Tas visit the renowned steakhouse Alba in Quincy, Massachusetts. Michaela reviews Alba's wine list with Old and New World favorites in standard, half, and large bottle formats. She offers pairing suggestions and identifies the tasting notes of several bottles on the list, and she points out wines from a winery that has been producing award-winning wines since 1626, a bold Chilean wine made from the Carmenere varietal, in addition to the value wines and wines that should not be missed. Wines reviewed include: 2020 Trimbach Riesling, Alsace, France 2019 Livio Felluga Pinot Grigio from Friuli in Italy 2016 Tenuta dell Ornellaia,Tuscany, Italy For more information on today's episode, and the wines you love to love, visit www.corkrules.com.
Stories emerge from the darkness… characters walk out of a mist… no map, no directions, just a candle and an invitation to muse. This is how Isabel Allende writes – with transcendence, vulnerability, and magic. In this wonderfully candid and soulful conversation, Isabel shares with us the heartbreaking story of how she lost her beloved daughter Paula, which inspired the book Paula. She also speaks about her sacred writing process, which can be a catharsis. She even shares with us an extraordinary perspective about life given to her by her grandmother. T. A. and Isabel share something truly special in this conversation. Not only a beautiful friendship, but a love of writing stories with the door cracked open to mystery. Stories of forgiveness, of starting again, of courage, compassion, and perseverance. Together they explore how to honor each person's story, how to listen to characters, and how to bring characters to life. About Isabel Allende: Isabel Allende—novelist, feminist, and philanthropist—is one of the most widely-read authors in the world, having sold more than 77 million books. Chilean born in Peru, Isabel won worldwide acclaim in 1982 with the publication of her first novel, The House of the Spirits, which began as a letter to her dying grandfather. Since then, she has authored more than twenty six bestselling and critically acclaimed books, including Daughter of Fortune, Island Beneath the Sea, Paula, The Japanese Lover, A Long Petal of the Sea and her most recent memoir, The Soul of a Woman. Translated into more than forty two languages, Allende's works entertain and educate readers by interweaving imaginative stories with significant historical events. In addition to her work as a writer, Allende devotes much of her time to human rights causes. In 1996, following the death of her daughter Paula, she established a charitable foundation in her honor, which has awarded grants to more than 100 nonprofits worldwide, delivering life-changing care to hundreds of thousands of women and girls. More than 8 million have watched her TED Talks on leading a passionate life. She has received fifteen honorary doctorates, including one from Harvard University, was inducted into the California Hall of Fame, received the PEN Center Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Anisfield-Wolf Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2014, President Barack Obama awarded Allende the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor, and in 2018 she received the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters from the National Book Foundation. She lives in California. Her website is IsabelAllende.com. Check out Isabel's books Violeta, Paula, and Aphrodite: A Memoir of the Senses. Visit the Isabel Allende Foundation for more information on her work with women. Magic & Mountains is hosted by T. A. Barron, beloved author of 32 books and counting. Carolyn Hunter is co-host. Magic & Mountains Theme Song by Julian Peterson.
Alfonso Ugarte an expert in M&As, bankruptcy and structured and distressed financing for Cuatrecasas and Sebastian Leyton, head of the energy practice of Cuatrecasas and former head the legal division of the Chilean energy enforcement agency, discuss with Reorg's Maria Abreu the financial troubles plaguing the Chilean renewable energy industry. Alfonso and Sebastian provide context on why some renewable energy producers receive zero payment for their electricity production and shed light on the government's approach to reform, regulatory changes, and the potential impact on investor confidence. And, as always, we bring you our weekly summary of interesting developments in the restructuring world as well as a preview of what's on the docket for next week. If you are not a Reorg subscriber, request access here: go.reorg-research.com/Podcast-Trial We're looking for feedback to improve the podcast experience! Please share your thoughts here: www.research.net/r/Reorg_podcast_survey For more information on our latest events and webinars: reorg.com/resources/events-and-webinars/ Sign up to our weekly newsletter Reorg on the Record: reorg.com/resources/reorg-on-the-record/ #leveragedfinance #highyield #restructuring #performingcredit #distresseddebt #debtrestructuring #leveragedloans
In the latest episode of the Rayados90 podcast, Eddie and Rompas get into many topics surrounding CF Monterrey. While the international break is ongoing, the squad has become a hospital with numerous injuries. Furthermore, the guys discussed the Sebastián Vegas contract extension. The Chilean defender will now be with Rayados until 2028, and there's a lot of debate as to whether the club made the right move with this signing. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/rayados90-podcast/support
Time Pop Case 63 Season One https://open.spotify.com/episode/70YCWtkIrgUsuVPqxLDTxx?si=c38413e616864b86 Listen to Case 63 Starring Julianne Moore and Oscar Isaac https://open.spotify.com/show/4c9ZKaFtEKweSYOlYvxfvp?si=d1cf074c1dcc46ef Wiki Case 63 is a science fiction podcast produced by Gimlet Media and FortySix with Julianne Moore and Oscar Isaac starring as the protagonists. It is a remake of a Chilean podcast, Caso 63. The first season was released on October 25, 2022, and the second on September 26, 2023. The Guardian .com Case 63, the excellent and hugely successful drama series is – be still my beating heart! – back for a second series. The first, adapted from the smash-hit Chilean podcast Caso 63, remains one of the best podcast dramas you're likely to hear. Featuring Julianne Moore and Oscar Isaac, Case 63's complicated Arrival/Interstellar-style plot in series one was gripping and exciting. Plus, the chemistry between Moore and Isaac was steeeeeamy. All this mixed with a fantastic use of audio: what initially seemed like conversational slip-ups were revealed to be deliberate and crucial to the plot and made you want to listen to the whole thing again, as soon as you'd finished it. …there's more on-the-nose explanation of time travel and what needs to be done to rescue the world – but you know the very best Doctor Who episodes, the ones with save-the-planet urgency and mind-boggling time slippage and scary memory erasion and, yes, love? Case 63 has all of these things, but makes them grownup and sexy. Get inspired by our Top Ten time travel movie lists Check out @time_pop_pod on Instagram, Twitter, & TikTok Please Like, Subscribe, and tell a friend about Time Pop. Send questions and comments and movie recommendations to email@example.com Find more great podcasts at What Sounds Awesome from We Mixed It Comedy Spirituality - All the Answers Fitness Nutrition - Truth Not Trends The Wheel of Time - Thank the Light Awesome Women - Be Brave Fitness Nutrition - That Fitness Couple
Omar Alcaino has been at the helm of seven straight USTA Mississippi Junior Team Tennis champion teams including winning a Southern 10 & Under Intermediate title this year. Embracing his Chilean heritage, he reflects on his journey, which led him to excel as a Sun Belt singles champion at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and thrive as a dedicated tennis coach. Brenda Carter achieved the impressive distinction of being ranked No. 1 in her age division eight times when she was inducted into the Southern Tennis Hall of Fame in 2015. Her remarkable success continues as Carter currently serves as the playing captain for the United States in the 75s ITF Masters World Championships in Spain. Notably, she holds the No. 10 world ranking within her age group. Highlighted are Remedios “Edward” Naval of Charleston, South Carolina, and USTA Louisiana Hall of Famers Lauren Cotter Wilson, Harold "Rocky" Andry and Ruthie Shoptaught Kean and family.
This episode is in Spanish. Subtitled translations can be found on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-u7jk2u8Sc The Krulak Center's own LCDR Franco Ibacache is going to be talking from leaders of the Cuerpo de Infanteria de Marina de Chile (Chilean Marine Corps) about partnerships and the service. All opinions expressed here are those of the individual and do not necessarily reflect those of the Krulak Center, Marine Corps University, the United States Marine Corps, or any other agency of the U.S. Government. Enjoyed this episode? Think there's room for improvement? Share your thoughts in this quick survey - all feedback is welcome! The survey may be found here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSenRutN5m31Pfe9h7FAlppPWoN1s_2ZJyBeA7HhYhvDbazdCw/viewform?usp=sf_link Intro/outro music is "Epic" from BenSound.com (https://www.bensound.com) Follow the Krulak Center: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thekrulakcenter Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thekrulakcenter/ Twitter: @TheKrulakCenter BlueSky Social: @thekrulakcenter.bsky.social LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/brute-krulak-center-for-innovation-and-future-warfare
On today's podcast, Ethiopian coffee customs are finding a home in London; a listener question about why an Elton John song breaks grammar rules; traditional Chilean weaving work is disappearing; part one of the story “Hearts and Crosses” by O. Henry.
Interview with Ben Pullinger, Senior VP Exploration of ATEX Resources Inc.Our previous interview: https://www.cruxinvestor.com/posts/atex-resources-tsxvatx-20m-for-continued-drilling-on-high-grade-gold-3337Recording date: 4th October 2023ATEX Resources Inc. (TSXV: ATX) is a Chilean focused exploration company advancing the Valeriano Copper-Gold Porphyry Project located 151 km southeast of the city of Vallenar. The Valeriano project is targeting copper and gold mineralization and sits within an emerging copper-gold porphyry belt referred to as the 'Link Belt'.ATEX recently announced a significant inferred resource at Valeriano containing 1.41 billion tonnes grading 0.67% CuEq (0.5% Cu, 0.2 g/t Au, 0.96 g/t Ag and 64 g/t Mo) based on a 0.4% Cu cut-off. The high grade core within the central trend contains approximately 200 million tonnes grading 0.84% CuEq.The Phase III drill program was successful in expanding the known extents of the Valeriano porphyry system and also led to the discovery of a second high-grade porphyry trend called the Western Trend. The mineralized corridor and high-grade trends remain open for further expansion.ATEX is advancing to a Phase IV drill program in Q4 2022 targeting between 20,000 to 25,000 metres to further grow the deposit. Key upcoming catalysts include final assay results from Phase III, metallurgical test work results, and the commencement of Phase IV drilling.The investment case for ATEX Resources is driven by the significant exploration upside at Valeriano to further expand the deposit. The project is emerging as a potential top 10 copper development project globally. ATEX is well funded having recently completed a $15 million credit facility to support ongoing exploration and development studies.View ATEX Resources Inc.'s Company Profile: https://www.cruxinvestor.com/companies/atex-resources-inc
Here on Short Wave, we're getting into the Halloween spirit a little early with a look at the world's oldest mummies. They're found in modern-day northern Chile. The mummies are well-preserved, so over the past 7,000 years, some have been exhumed for scientific study. But recently, something startling happened: Some of the mummies started to decompose. Today on the show, Regina G. Barber talks to archeologist Marcela Sepulveda about the civilization that made these mummies: the Chinchorro people. We dig into the science behind their mummification techniques and how the changing planet is affecting archeologists' ability to study the past. Fascinated by a science mystery? Send us your tales — we're at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A far ranging conversation on the state of the copper market with Aurora Davidson, CEO of Amerigo Resources, a copper producer in the heart of copper's heartland, Chile. Aurora is a veteran of the copper market, especially in Chile, the world's largest copper producing country, making this a must listen if you are looking for a future outlook for copper or to learn if Chilean production will be able to meet lofty demand forecasts from the renewables industry. A summary of topics discussed include: Fundamental view on copper and 2024 price outlook 1. Why is Chile so important to the global copper story, and why is copper so vital to Chile? 2. Thoughts on CODELCO's recent financing (Chile's state owned copper company) and whether investors should worry about CODELCO's ability to access funds and grow production. 3. Amerigo's sustainable 9.3% dividend yield, low debt and plans for growing the dividend from here. 4. Amerigo's capital return strategy if copper prices move higher this decade. Amerigo: https://www.amerigoresources.com Amerigo Twitter: @AmerigoRes Grizzle Research & Quant: https://grizzleresearch.substack.com Grizzle Twitter: @grizzlemedia @thomasg_grizzle @scottw_grizzle
Fernando Machado has never been one for resting on his laurels. From brand guru at Unilever, to global CMO at Burger King, to CMO at Activision Blizzard, Fernando's career has been built on the desire to never stop learning. Now, this brand genius is taking on his boldest role yet as CMO of NotCo, a Chilean-based startup that uses AI power technology to develop plant-based foods. In this episode, Fernando pulls back the curtain on his most celebrated creative campaigns, and shares why AI isn't a threat, why more marketers should be the CEO and the importance of staying present.
Pablo Larraín has approached the legacy of Augusto Pinochet from several angles over the course of his filmography, but never quite as directly as in his latest, EL CONDE. And yet even when casting the Chilean dictator as his protagonist, Larraín seems less interested in the real man — who, as far as we know, is not an undying vampire — than what he represents about power, manipulation, and history's ongoing cycle thereof. We talk through our thoughts about how that plays out in EL CONDE, before bringing back Larraín's NO, a film that approaches Pinochet with more historical fidelity and less overt cynicism, but a similar interest in political deceit, compromised resistances, and what it takes to strike back at a dictator. And in Your Next Picture Show we recommend a couple of new releases with ties to this week's pairing: the Chilean documentary THE ETERNAL MEMORY and the Gael Garcia Bernal biopic CASSANDRO. Please share your comments, thoughts, and questions about NO, EL CONDE, or anything else in the world of film, by sending an email to email@example.com, or leaving a short voicemail at (773) 234-9730. Next Pairing: Brian Duffield's NO ONE WILL SAVE YOU and Jonathan Glazer's UNDER THE SKIN Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Today's poem is by Pablo Neruda (/nəˈruːdə/; Spanish pronunciation: [ˈpaβlo neˈɾuða] ⓘ; born Ricardo Eliécer Neftalí Reyes Basoalto; 12 July 1904 – 23 September 1973) a Chilean poet-diplomat and politician who won the 1971 Nobel Prize in Literature. Neruda became known as a poet when he was 13 years old, and wrote in a variety of styles, including surrealist poems, historical epics, political manifestos, a prose autobiography, and passionate love poems such as the ones in his collection Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair (1924).—Bio via Wikipedia Get full access to The Daily Poem Podcast at dailypoempod.substack.com/subscribe
The U.S. have given up on ousting the socialist President Allende through democratic means, and shift to a more militaristic approach, in the form of General Pinochet. Once known as the ‘dull dog', a man who had a reputation for procuring Jeeps for his fellow troops, the son of a customs official, he would overthrow Allende and become a bloodthirsty tyrant, killing thousands and torturing far, far more. In our second episode on the 1973 Chilean coup, Tom and Dominic look at how the coup itself unfolded, Salvador Allende's ensuing fate, and what life was like in Chile under the ruthless Pinochet. *The Rest Is History Live Tour 2023*: Tom and Dominic are back on tour this autumn! See them live in London, New Zealand, and Australia! Buy your tickets here: restishistorypod.com Twitter: @TheRestHistory @holland_tom @dcsandbrook Producer: Theo Young-Smith Executive Producers: Jack Davenport + Tony Pastor Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
In the midst of the Cold War, the 1973 coup against the socialist Chilean president Salvador Allende, led by General Pinochet with the support of Richard Nixon, remains a seismic episode in Latin American history. A story imbued in American Imperialism, Allende sees off waves of attempts by the U.S. to oust and undermine him, until they exhaust all legal and parliamentary means, and seek new ways to derail Chilean socialism. In today's episode, Tom and Dominic delve into Salvador Allende's rise to power, his radical new vision for Chile, and why and how the U.S. sought to undermine him… *The Rest Is History Live Tour 2023*: Tom and Dominic are back on tour this autumn! See them live in London, New Zealand, and Australia! Buy your tickets here: restishistorypod.com Twitter: @TheRestHistory @holland_tom @dcsandbrook Producer: Theo Young-Smith Executive Producers: Jack Davenport + Tony Pastor Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Augusto Pinochet ruled Chile as a dictator for nearly 20 years and left behind a complicated legacy, one Chilean filmmaker Pablo Larraín has approached sideways in various ways over the course of his career. His new EL CONDE, which renders Pinochet a literal vampire, is a more fantastical expression of that approach than 2012's NO, a behind-the-scenes dramatization of the marketing campaign that helped end Pinochet's rule, but both films are rich with complications of trust, hope, and public opinion. We unpack some of those complications in this week's dive into NO, as well as how the film's 1980s-broadcast-news visual aesthetic and thinly characterized protagonist work for and against its primary focus, and where it ultimately falls on the cynicism-to-optimism spectrum. And in Feedback, a listener attempts to make sense of the MCU's vision of the afterlife, only to leave us even more confused. Please share your comments, thoughts, and questions about NO, EL CONDE, or anything else in the world of film, by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or leaving a short voicemail at (773) 234-9730. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Suzi talks to journalist Marc Cooper, Salvador Allende's former translator, for part two of our commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the September 11, 1973 coup in Chile. Marc returned to Chile for a month this year to probe what has and has not changed in 50 years, and to understand why the new leftist millennial government of Gabriel Boric is having such a hard time. His multipart series for Truthdig, "Chile's Utopia Has Been Postponed," features articles, photo essays, interviews and discussions looking at the ways Pinochet's legacy continues to haunt Chile. Chilean society is once again deeply polarized, with up to 40% of the population saying the coup was a good thing. Was Allende's Popular Unity government from 1970-1973 a stab at utopia that has been postponed, or was the trauma inflicted by the Pinochet years so deep as to cancel future attempts at a more just and profoundly democratic social order? You can read Marc's personal testimony, evoking the atmosphere and strategic debates within the left before the coup d'état in Jacobin America Latina, also part of our discussion.Jacobin Radio with Suzi Weissman features conversations with leading thinkers and activists, with a focus on labor, the economy, and protest movements. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
They say you should never invite a vampire into your home, because then they can come and go as they please, without even stopping to do the dishes. But what if you invite the director of a vampire movie into your podcast? Well, frankly, Pablo Larrain, the brilliant Chilean director of Jackie, No, and Spencer is welcome to drop into the podbooth any time after this week's episode, in which Chris Hewitt invites him to sit down and natter all about his new movie, El Conde, in which the Chilean director, General Pinochet, is reimagined as a bloodsucking, power-hungry vampire. Either side of that chat (which starts at 41:36.00 approximately, and goes on to 1:00:52.00 approx.), Chris is joined in the podbooth by Helen O'Hara and James Dyer. Together, the trio chat about James' Indiana Jones-related mishap in a film quiz, they look at the week's movie news (such as it is; this was recorded before the Aquaman 2 trailer dropped); and review Kenneth Branagh's A Haunting In Venice, El Conde, Brother, Love Life, and Cassandro. Plus, they tackle a listener question about the impact of Covid and the current strikes on cinema chains, and come up with a revolutionary path forward for cinema. Enjoy.
On September 11th 1973, president Salvador Allende shot himself in the head after being overthrown in a coup, giving rise to the violent rule of General Augusto Pinochet. But citizens are divided on how the leaders ought to be remembered. How a landmark case in Montana could pioneer new climate protection laws (13:09). And, what makes a bestselling book (22:03)?For full access to print, digital and audio editions of The Economist, try a free 30-day digital subscription by going to www.economist.com/intelligenceoffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
On September 11th 1973, president Salvador Allende shot himself in the head after being overthrown in a coup, giving rise to the violent rule of General Augusto Pinochet. But citizens are divided on how the leaders ought to be remembered. How a landmark case in Montana could pioneer new climate protection laws (13:09). And, what makes a bestselling book (22:03)?For full access to print, digital and audio editions of The Economist, try a free 30-day digital subscription by going to www.economist.com/intelligenceoffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
It's News Day Tuesday! But first, Sam speaks with Marian Schlotterbeck, professor of history at the University of California, Davis, to discuss the 50th anniversary of the U.S. backed coup in Chile against leader Salvador Allende. Check out Marian's recent writing on the coup here: https://jacobin.com/2020/09/salvador-allende-chile-coup-pinochet Subscribe to the ESVN YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/esvnshow Subscribe to the AMQuickie newsletter here: https://am-quickie.ghost.io/ Join the Majority Report Discord! http://majoritydiscord.com/ Get all your MR merch at our store: https://shop.majorityreportradio.com/ Get the free Majority Report App!: http://majority.fm/app Check out today's sponsors: Ritual: Essential for Men is a quality multivitamin from a company you can actually trust. And get this—Ritual is offering my listeners 30% off during your first month. Visit https://ritual.com/MAJORITY to start Ritual or add Essential For Men to your subscription today. Manukora Honey: If you head to https://manukora.com/MAJORITY or use code MAJORITY, you'll automatically get an extra free pack of 850+ honey sticks with your order - a $15 value. Follow the Majority Report crew on Twitter: @SamSeder @EmmaVigeland @MattBinder @MattLech @BF1nn @BradKAlsop Check out Matt's show, Left Reckoning, on Youtube, and subscribe on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/leftreckoning Subscribe to Brandon's show The Discourse on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/ExpandTheDiscourse Subscribe to Discourse Blog, a newsletter and website for progressive essays and related fun partly run by AM Quickie writer Jack Crosbie. https://discourseblog.com/ Check out Matt Binder's YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/mattbinder Check out Ava Raiza's music here! https://avaraiza.bandcamp.com/ The Majority Report with Sam Seder - https://majorityreportradio.com/
Rescue teams are still battling to find survivors trapped in the rubble following Friday's earthquake in Morocco. Heavy lifting equipment can't get through roads blocked by boulders, so villagers have been forced to dig with their hands through the debris from collapsed buildings. Also in the programme: it is 50 years since the Chilean president Salvador Allende was overthrown by General Pinochet - we hear from someone who saw the coup unfold, and a man has been arrested in the UK for allegedly spying on behalf of China. (Photo: Some are trying to salvage what they can, including here in a hamlet on the outskirts of Talaat N'Yaaqoub. Credit: Reuters)
Suzi talks to Oscar Mendoza about the Popular Unity government of Salvador Allende that came to an abrupt and bloody end 50 years ago on September 11, 1973. Pinochet's coup inaugurated a wave of violence, death and repression that shocked the world—and sparked an enormous international solidarity movement as many thousands of Chileans were forced to leave their country, their families, and their dreams of a democratic, egalitarian future. Oscar Mendoza's life was upended on that day nearly 50 years ago, when, in his words, his carefree days of youth came to an abrupt halt, followed by detention, torture and imprisonment. Two years later, in May 1975, Oscar was expelled from Chile and exiled to Scotland as a political refugee, where I greeted him along with other members of the Chile Solidarity movement in Glasgow. We get Oscar's overview of the Chilean revolutionary process from 1970-1973, one that posited a peaceful transition to socialism with vino tinto (red wine) and empanadas, using the ballot box and constitutional means to achieve the profound economic, social, and political transformations working people demanded. Oscar asks himself two questions, and we take them up too: What are we commemorating 50 years later, and does Allende's dream of a fairer and better Chile live on today?We'll continue this two-part series next week with Marc Cooper, looking at the legacy of Pinochet's dictatorship and the impediments it poses for the leftist government of Gabriel Boric today.Jacobin Radio with Suzi Weissman features conversations with leading thinkers and activists, with a focus on labor, the economy, and protest movements. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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