Chile Culture

Chile Culture

What is typical for Chile? Cueca Music and dance are very important to the people in Chile as in all of Latin America. A dance called Cueca has been made a national dance. The man and woman dance with a white handkerchief in their right hand. During the period of the military dictatorship (1973-1990), the […]

Chile Animals

Chile Animals and Plants

What grows in Chile and which animals live here? Chile extends over 39 degrees of latitude from north to south. From dry desert to snow-capped mountains, there is a wide variety of landscapes. Only certain plants can grow in the individual regions and only certain animals live there. There are 36 national parks in Chile […]

Chile Early History

Chile Early History

History of Chile up to the Spanish conquest The first inhabitants and indigenous peoples of Chile From 12,000 BC There is evidence that people lived in what is now Chile. They were hunters and gatherers. Cultures like the Chinchorro emerged in the hot north. They mummified their dead and were the first to do so […]

Chile Politics

Chile Politics

From Allende to Pinochet until today Salvador Allende (1970-1973) In 1970, Salvador Allende, the candidate of the left-wing electoral alliance Unidad Popular, was elected president. He himself was a member of the Socialist Party. Poverty and unemployment were high in Chile at the time. The land was also still in the hands of the large […]

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Chile Overview

According to Digopaul, Chile is located in South America between the Pacific Ocean and the Andes. The country borders Peru, Bolivia and Argentina. Several archipelagos in the Pacific belong to Chile; Desventurada Islands, Juan Fernandez Islands, Sala y Gómezön and Easter Island. Chile also claims a part of Antarctica called the Territorio Chileno Antártico with […]

Chile Arts and Literature

Chile Arts and Literature

Literature The Spanish war in Chile against the Araucans, an indigenous people who offered fierce resistance, is the basis of the colonial era’s first major literary work in Latin America: Alonso de Ercilla y Zúñiga’s historical epic “La Araucana” (1-3, 1569, 1578 and 1589). Ercilla gained many followers, some of them artistically significant. Another early […]