16 Oct 2012
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29 Sept 2012
Originally published in The Santiago Times
Here is a compilation of photos from two different student protests in Santiago. While often these marches begin peaceful, soon they deteriorate into tear gas and concrete block fights between encaupuchados, hooded vandals, and Carabineros, Chile's national police force.
10 Sept 2012
4 Sept 2012
La Piojera, a grungy, midday to after hours joint, bustles with a ragtag crowd of locals and foreigners, both young and old. There is a faded tanguero vibe to the place, making the drifting accordian players seem like part of the booze-splattered furniture. The food is grimy and greasy at best, but they specialize in a bizarre cocktail called El Terremoto. Meaning the earthquake, its invention traces back to 1985 after a particularly grand quake inspired one noble Piojera barman. (The rest as they say is history.) While recalling Chile's frequent confrontations with the Richter Scale, El Terremoto undoubtedly references how the earth shakes after imbibing.
Components of El Terremoto from bottom to top:
Vino Pipeño- cheap white wine
Fernet- Potent, medicinal liqueur of Italian origins and popular across Chile and Argentina.
Pineapple Ice Cream- Self explanatory