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Interesting thing four: Chupacabra attacks of 2000.

The chupacabra, in one of these cases described as a small, monkey shaped, creature, was attacking many farms in Chile. One in particular near the town of Tucapel, a man spotted this creature when he was leaving the barn. the bull was spooked and he spotted this creature with claws and long arms just standing there. He fled and sent his dogs after it and one returned with a bloodstained neck. His boss wasn't so much worried about the animals. He was more worried about his children. Both of them now carry loaded shotguns. In the Santa Fe barracks, the Carabineros reported that eight pregnant sheep had been attacked and left half-dead, making it nescessary to put them all down. Although they blamed it on wild dogs, a strange characteristic of these creatures was that they were barkless and killed in silence. More reports in this article describe a different version of the chupacabra, describing it has human like. Many different images come to mind when you hear the name of this creature uttered, but one this is for sure... its a silent, deadly killer. 

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Interesting thing two: Chilean Women Demonstrate Against Gender Violence

Interesting thing two: Chilean Women Demonstrate Against Gender Violence | Spanish speaking countries; Chile. | Scoop.it

Chilean Women Demonstrate Against Gender ViolenceI Love Chile NewsAround 200 women took to the streets of downtown Santiago on Thursday night, in a protest against gender violence. 80% of child sexual abuse are girls. This is the sixth march that has occured in Chile. Many social organizations have been organizing rallies and protests against gender abuse in order to call for a global pervention network. They have marches and rallies in other cities too, like Puerto Montt, Talca, Antofagasta, and Chillán. 

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Tourist attractions.

This man recently came back from a beautiful famous desert in northern Chile. The Atacama desert. Its the driest place on Earth and is very barren. Although, it does have a few ponds and geysers around. Its also a very volcanic area which explains the geysers. It has very clear skies and has gorgeous sunsets.

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Important holiday: Festival Santiago a Mil 2012

Although I can't understand what the woman is saying, I know this is Santiago's biggest festival: Santiago a Mil or "Santiago by the thousands". Its a huge music festival. Its usually around three weeks long in January and takes place in the capital of Chile, Santiago. There are indoor and outdoor theaters. There are also many international street shows that have dancers and acrobats. (:

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Major industries of Chile - by Tim Harry

Major industries of Chile - by Tim Harry | Spanish speaking countries; Chile. | Scoop.it

Everyone knows about the trapped Chilean miners in 2010. Since then, that industry has been booming for them, although its always been a big piece of the economy. They mostly mine copper. But recent governments in Chile have realised that it might not be a good idea to base most of their economy on such a dangerous job. So they have focased on other larger parts of their economy like the fishing industry and the timber industry. Chile is also a large producer of apples, grapes, and pears. 

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Crops and agriculture in Chile.

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A lot of different crops come from Chile because the land is so fertile. The most fertile spot is between two mountain ranges which are The Andes and a lower range along the Pacific. The Spanish came to Chile in 1541 and they brought grapes, olives, walnuts, chestnuts, rice, wheat, citrus fruits, sugar, garlic, and spices. All of these crops are now Chile's main crops. Many popular dishes are made with these foods in Chile.

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Crops and agriculture in Chile, is what drives part of its economy.

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Religion.

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Most of Chile is Roman Catholic, which is 70%. Evangelical is 15.1%. 1.1% are Jehovah's Witnesses. Other kinds of Christian, like Protestant, are 1%. Any other religions are 4.6%. And the percentage with no religion at all is 8.3%. (From a 2002 census)

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Literacy rate; adult female (% of females ages 15 and above) in Chile

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The Literacy rate; adult female (% of females ages 15 and above) in Chile was reported at 98.70 in 2008, according to the World Bank. The school life expectancy for females is fifteen years. Its also fifteen for the boys.

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Chile Demographics.

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This article gives a lot of information on Chile's stats. The population is 17,067,369. It gives religion stats, which 70% of the country is Roman Catholic, obesity rate in adults, which is 21.0%, and percentage of people living with HIV and other illnesses. The official language is Spanish but others they use are German and English. The life expectancy is 81.25 years for women and 75 for the men.

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Chile Flag description - Government

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Facts and statistics about the Flag description of Chile. Updated as of 2012. This shows a picture of the Chile flag. The white five-pointed star that lies in the blue represents a guide to progress and honor. The blue square represents the skies. The white band on top represents the snow-capped Andes. And the red band on the bottom represents the blood spilled to achieve independence.

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CIA - The World Factbook

CIA - The World Factbook | Spanish speaking countries; Chile. | Scoop.it

This source contains a lot of information of the country. It includes life expectancy, population, and religion. It is a full overview of Chile and all of its statistics. It also has the flag. Apparently, the CIA knows everything.

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Interesting thing three: The Teletón: image and reality of disability rights in Chile

Interesting thing three: The Teletón: image and reality of disability rights in Chile | Spanish speaking countries; Chile. | Scoop.it

This Thursday, Chile’s 25th Teletón will raise millions of dollars in aid of disabled children, but critics say it’s merely a brilliant distraction. Even though a lot of money is raised from this fundraiser, only 7% of Chile's disabled population benefit from it. It also only raises money for certain disabilites. Many disabled people, such as the blind, feel money should be raised from this for all disabilities.The evidence of lack of care and support for disabled Chileans is seen all throughout the country. And even though a cabinet minister of Chile, who is disabled, likes the fact a findraiser is happening, she agrees that funding for the disabled is very unacceptable. The next Teleton will not be until 2014 so the funds raised for this will have to last twice as long, but the future for the disabled in Chile, is bleak. 

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Santiago Weather Forecast and Conditions

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Since Chile is below the equator, its pretty much the opposite from our weather in the U.S. Right now they're temperatures range from the high 70's to mid 80's. Right now, they're moving toward their summer while we're heading into our winter. They also have almost zero chances of rain this entire forecast, which also shows just how far they are into their summer. Also, their lack of cloud cover also shows that they're getting into summer. 

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Chilean Celebrities.

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These are a few of Chile's most famous people. I'll introduce the ones currently living. The first is Cote de Pablo. She was born in 1979 and is a theater and television actress. The second is Michelle Bachelet. Born in 1951, she is an activist, a world leader, and a doctor! Last is Ricardo Lagos. He was born in 1938. He, like Michelle, is also a world leader, an educator, and an economist. 

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Chile timeline.

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All of the events in this timeline are in chronological order from 1535 when the Araucanian people resisted their first invasion from Spainards to 2012 when Chile released an anti-discrimination law. It says that one will not be discriminated by sexual orientation. It also talks about 2012 by saying they changed a few things in Chilean school textbooks in January. This timeline includes political leaders and catastrophes in Chile. It even talks about the Olympics. (:

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Country name and Capital with facts about the capital.

Country name and Capital with facts about the capital. | Spanish speaking countries; Chile. | Scoop.it

Moving to Santiago and want to know more about Chile? This information on Santiago Chile should prove helpful to you! This article tells about the history of the capital, Santiago in the country of Chile. It also tells about the famous museums, national parks, and great places and cities to shop in. Let's have a fiesta!! (:

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Interesting facts about Chile and its capital, Santiago. Fred Issa,

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Chilean Food! Delicious food.... :D

Ever wondered about Chilean food? This video is the one! A meal in one of the old hot dog stands is twelve inches long topped with tomatoes, pickled veggies, mayo, and sourkraut. Although not a traditional meal eaten by ancestors, its a quick, tasty snack for the busy bodies in the cities of Chile. Hot dog stands like these are very common in the cities.

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The Government in Chile

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The Chilean government is similar to America's. They have a Representitive Democracy. They have a President and Cabinet members. The government is broken into the same three branches; Legislative, Judicial, and Executive. Although, their Senate only has 38 seats. Another difference is that they have a bicameral National Congress, which has 120-member Chamber of Deputies.

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Currency.

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Calculate live currency and foreign exchange rates with this free currency converter. You can convert currencies and precious metals with this currency calculator. Chile uses Pesos. One American dollar is worth 471.26 pesos. So I guess if I visited Chile, I'd be upper class, right?

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Chilean Leader.

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A profile of Chile's political leader, Sebastian Pinera... This article telss about the current president of Chile. It tells us how he got there, what kind of guy he is, and parts of his past. It also tells us when he entered the Senate. And lastly, how he quickly became a millionare.

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Map of Chile.

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This is an overall look at the country of Chile. Although it is a small country, it is full of people and beautiful mountains. Its big, long mountain ranges make up for the slimness of the country. It resides on the western coast of South America. It also has many islands.

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Map of Chile, and some little known facts about its geography.

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Interesting thing one: Solar vehicles in Chile race across world's driest desert

Interesting thing one: Solar vehicles in Chile race across world's driest desert | Spanish speaking countries; Chile. | Scoop.it

Fifteen solar panel vehicles, some that look like small space ships, raced across Chile's Atacama desert as part of a contest to build low-cost environmentally-friendly cars. I thought this was an interesting article. Chile is the country with the best potiental solar energy in the entire world. Even though Saguas had the winning car last year, everyone still has more faith in Chile when it comes to solar power than anyone else. Chile also has the most potiential for battery power because where do we get lithium for batteries? Chile. 

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