Saturday, April 4, 2020

Tag: Chile

Plastics industry loses legal bid against Chile’s landmark bag ban

Chile's Constitutional Court ratified a bill that bans plastic bags across the country after rejecting an appeal from the plastics industry.

All of Chile’s bishops offer resignations amid sex abuse scandal

They asked forgiveness for the pain that they have caused and the “omissions” committed.

Plastic bags banned in over 100 coastal areas of Chile

This move is a huge milestone and victory for Chile.

Chile Producing So Much Solar Energy It’s Giving Electricity Away for...

With so much clean power available, the price of solar has cost absolutely nothing for certain regions in recent months.

Head of Chile Chapter of Transparency International Resigns After Named in...

Delaveau resigned hours after Chile’s tax authority announced it would begin launching investigations into Chileans mentioned in the Panama Papers

Chileans Boycott Supermarkets to Fight Corruption

After the latest corruption scandal, thousands of Chileans joined a boycott against three supermarket companies accused of collusion.

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Taxpayers paid millions to design a low-cost ventilator for a pandemic. Instead, the company...

As coronavirus sweeps the globe, there is not a single Trilogy Evo Universal ventilator — developed with government funds — in the U.S. stockpile.

Health insurance companies could skyrocket premiums

The U.S. health care system is ill-equipped when it comes to a pandemic and citizens will be the ones to suffer.

What we need to understand about asymptomatic carriers if we’re going to beat coronavirus

ProPublica’s health reporter Caroline Chen explains what the conversation around asymptomatic coronavirus carriers is missing, and what we need to understand if we’re going to beat this nefarious virus together.

Rightwing populism in a time of crisis

When the smoke clears, let’s hope the scales fall from the eyes of their supporters and the only recently growing phenomenon of rightwing, anti-science populism is consigned to the dustbin of history, where it belongs.