Chacarero, a Chilean Sandwich as one of the 13 Most Amazing Sandwiches the World has to Offer, according to Time Magazine

file_20140828125625 Time Magazine: “The Answers Issue” has released several articles and they said, they “have dedicated an issue to exploration, to a broad, cross-platform look at the fruits of Big Data”. One of those articles talks about The 13 Most Amazing Sandwiches the World Has to Offer and guess what: one of them is Chilean. It is the Chacarero, which has been correctly define as “sliced steak or pork and often topped with tomatoes, chili peppers and green beans”. All of Chileans who have tried this sandwich will tell you that it is amazing! Our invitation is that if you happen to go and find a Chacarero wherever you are, try it! You will not regret it. And if you happen to come to Chile, please let us know! We will tell you where to find the real one!   Written by Paulina López – Program Assistant Santiago Programs. Source: Time – http://time.com/worlds-favorite-sandwich/      

Chile and the Increase of Ride Biking in the Streets

Nowadays, Chile has become a country were cyclist have taken the streets over. More and more people are riding bikes to commute or just to exercise. That is why, many things are being done to help people who want to ride a bike without having problems with cars, traffic and pedestrians. One of the main activities happens every first Tuesday of every month. Cyclists gather in Plaza Italia, and start a “bikeathon” to manifest their urge to improve cyclist rights.

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To know about the bikeathons and other activities and tips: http://www.furiosos.cl/ Also, their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/furiososciclistas

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VEGA CENTRAL in Santiago, Chile is chosen as one of the best food markets in the world

Gastronomy Daily Meal website emphasizes that it is a hidden gem, where it is possible to find a wide variety of fruits, vegetables and meat, and that is a good reflection of the culture of the country.

The Vega Central de Santiago was elected as the fourth best market in the world for the gastronomy website www.thedailymeal.com.

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Parque Quinta Normal is chosen as one of the 30 most beautiful

The magazine Travel + Leisure described it as “a little appreciated jewel” within the city. The list also highlights locations such as the Golden Gate of San Francisco and the Park Güell in Barcelona.

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The magazine also stresses that the museums located in this space are “ideal for the family, including the science and Technology Museum and the Museum of the railroad, with 14 steam engines”.

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U. de Chile: only Chilean University within the top 500 in the world in 2013 SCImago rankings

Felix de Moya, the principal investigator of the Iberoamericano SIR Ranking and one of its founders, highlighted and explained the first national recorded post of this year, University of Chile, noting that this House of studies is the N ° 1 of the country by his research. The expert also stressed that it is also position No. 12 in Latin America, an important place in the region.

The University of Chile kept its leadership in research in the country, according to the latest installment of the SIR World Report. Researchers located this house of studies in the first place at national level, number 12 in the region and 425 in the world, being the only Chilean institution located within the 500 best campuses who research in the world. The Rector Victor Pérez Vera stressed that these results “reaffirm once again the work that the first University in the country has done for 171 years by the scientific development of the country”, highlighting also the prestige of this ranking “that through objective indicators demonstrates the research capacity of our campus”.

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Rolling Stone magazine located Victor Jara among the 15 rebels of Rock & Roll

The Chilean singer-songwriter was highlighted by the prestigious publication along with Elvis Costello, Sinead O’Connor, Kurt Cobain, and Sex Pistols. Jara was highlighted by collecting the social concerns in their songs, supporting the Government of Allende and not to submit to their torturers.
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This time it was an unofficial, but no less resonant distinction: the name of the author of “El cigarrito” was included in one of the traditional rankings which produces the “Rolling Stone” magazine, which places the Chilean among the 15 historic Rock & Roll rebels.

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Agreement will enable Chileans to travel to the United States without visa

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Starting in 2014, Chileans wishing to travel to the United States can do it without the need to ask visa, thanks to an agreement that will make Chile the only country in Latin America with this benefit.

Chile and the United States would be refining the details of an agreement that will allow entering the U.S. without this document and only with the Passport, it was confirmed by the Deputy and member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, José Manuel Edwards.

According to the Congressman’s national renewal, one of the reasons that would explain this situation is the low rejection rate of Chileans requesting the visa.

The eventual agreement was valued by the Socialist Deputy Marcelo Díaz, also member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, who said that Chile will be the first country in Latin America to have this agreement.

In this regard, the international analyst Guillermo Holzmann, said that this is part of a long process of negotiation and said that the measure will benefit all Chileans.

On the other hand, Holzmann highlighted that this is part of a work of many years, adding that Colombia is also preparing a similar Pact.

http://www.biobiochile.cl/2013/05/27/acuerdo-permitira-a-chilenos-viajar-a-estados-unidos-sin-pedir-visa.shtml

 

US scientists cloned human stem cells for the first time

A group of scientists from the University of science and health in Oregon, USA and Primate Research Center managed for the first time the cellular reprogramming in people.

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A group of U.S. researchers, led by the scientist Shoukhrat Mitalipov, managed for the first time to clone human stem cells, being the largest so far in the matter advance from the cloned sheep Dolly.

Though the authors have said that the new development is not copy people,  the new achievement of science has as one of the purposes restore damage from diseases such as Parkinson’s, multiple escleorosis, heart disease or spinal cord injury.

“It is believed that stem cell therapies hold the promise to replace cells damaged by injury or disease”, reported the University of Oregon.

“A careful examination of stem cells taken by this technique demonstrated the ability of becoming just like normal embryonic stem cells, several different cell types, including neurons and heart cells, liver cells. In addition, because these cells are programmed again they can generate nuclear genetic material from a patient, so there is no concern of transplant rejection”, explained Dr. Mitalipov.

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