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Paul Merchant

Pablo Corro‘s 2014 book Retóricas del cine chileno (Rhetorics of Chilean Cinema) is a wide-ranging examination of the style and concerns that have come to characterise Chilean film-making from the 1950s to the present day. Corro demonstrates how ideas of national cinema are always to some extent dependent on transnational currents of cinematic ideas and techniques, as well as on local political contexts. The chapter presented here, Weak Poetics, adapts Gianni Vattimo‘s notion of weak thought to discuss the growing attention paid by Chilean films to the mundane, the everyday and the intimate. Corro‘s dense, allusive writing skilfully mirrors the films he describes, in which meaning is fragmented and dispersed into glimpsed appearances and acousmatic sounds. Corros historicisation of this fracturing of meaning allows the cinema of the everyday to be understood not as a retreat from politics, but as a recasting of the grounds on which it might occur.

Film Studies
Brian Hanley

5 ‘Are we trying to create a new Chile here?’ In September 1976, the Sunday World reacted to new security legislation by asking ‘are we trying to create a new Chile here?’1 The government had just declared that ‘arising out of the armed conflict now taking place in Northern Ireland, a National Emergency exists affecting the vital interests of the State’.2 New laws allowing for seven-day detention on ‘reasonable suspicion’ and permitting the Army to make arrests in certain circumstances were introduced. Failure to provide information such as a name and address

in The impact of the Troubles on the Republic of Ireland, 1968–79
Jose Manuel Varas Insunza

This article describes the operational practices of the city morgue in Santiago, Chile and their effects on the family members who come to claim the bodies of their loved ones. It explores the impact of the body‘s passage through the morgue on the observance of rituals surrounding death and mourning. An underlying conflict can be identified between the states partial appropriation of and interference with the body and intrinsic needs associated with the performance of funeral rites in accordance with cultural and religious precepts.

Human Remains and Violence: An Interdisciplinary Journal
Francis Espinoza-Figueroa

1980s. After this the EU inaugurated new institutionalised relationships with Latin America (LAC) through sub-regional and regional groups. The EU decided to move its relations with Latin America towards some forms of “associated status” with Chile and Mexico. Through this particular condition as a European partnership, both Latin American countries are very active actors in horizontal programmes (social and co-operation programmes) in each country. These involvements increased close links between the EU and LAC and strengthened European

in Latin America–European Union relations in the twenty-first century
An Interview with Celso Amorim, Former Brazilian Foreign Minister
Juliano Fiori

against Préval and nothing to gain from him either. When this moment arrived, after speaking with Lula and [Chilean President Ricardo] Lagos – because Chile had troops in Haiti and the civilian head of MINUSTAH was Chilean, so it was important that we were aligned – I said to Condoleezza Rice: ‘Brazilian troops won’t shoot at civilians.’ People were on the streets and there was a lot of tension, but the Americans wanted a second round. Despite electoral fraud affecting him negatively, Préval was on 48.5 per cent, the second-placed candidate on 10 or 11

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
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Architecture, Building and Humanitarian Innovation
Tom Scott-Smith

side of this line. The ‘half house’ has been used for post-earthquake reconstruction in Chile, and it is based on a fundamentally humanitarian calculation: half a house costs half the money, which can help twice as many people. The central idea in this approach is that it is better to offer a longer-lasting, better-quality, incomplete house than a smaller, inferior complete one – not least because people will invest their own energies and fulfil their own desires

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs

Latin America–European Union relations in the twenty-first century provides a valuable overview in English of transatlantic trade agreement negotiations and developments in the first decades of the twenty-first century. The collection examines key motivations behind trade agreements, traces the evolution of negotiations and explores some of the initial impacts of new-generation trade agreements with the EU on South American countries. The book makes an important contribution to our understanding of relations between these regions by contextualising relations and trade agendas within the frames of both domestic political and economic policies and broader global trends. It demonstrates the importance of a shift towards mega-regional trade agreements in the 2010s, particularly under the Obama Administration in the United States, in shaping South American and European agendas for trade agreement negotiations and in explaining the timing and outcomes of these. Various chapter investigate in detail the relations with MERCOSUR, the Andean states, Chile and Mexico in particular, as these countries have negotiated new generation trade agreements with the EU. Other contributions offer an overarching panorama of EU–Latin American relations, including parliamentary and civil society relations. The net result is a balanced analysis of contemporary EU relations with South America.

Renegotiating Chilean identity in Alicia Scherson’s Play (2005)
Sarah Wright

In Silvio Caiozzi’s 1998 documentary, Fernando ha vuelto ( Fernando’s Return ), we follow the identification by Chilean forensic scientists of the skeleton of Fernando Olivares Mori, an activist during the Allende years who was disappeared during the Pinochet regime. His body was exhumed from Patio 29, the infamous collective burial site in Santiago General Cemetery. The

in Hispanic and Lusophone women filmmakers
Raj Chari, John Hogan, Gary Murphy, and Michele Crepaz

This chapter is a major new addition to this edition of the book and examines those jurisdictions that devised laws in the 2010s. This includes: The United Kingdom, Ireland, Austria, Netherlands, Slovenia, Mexico and Chile. Some of the countries that have adopted rules are significant for various reasons. The UK and Ireland initially explored introducing lobbying regulations in the mid-1990s. These were resisted by varying political actors and interest groups but two decades later both countries finally adopted lobbying laws. The Netherlands, ostensibly

in Regulating lobbying (second edition)
Thomas Leitch

source, Thomas Hauser's 1978 volume The Execution of Charles Horman: An American Sacrifice : that the US government concealed information about the death of Charles Horman, an American activist in Chile, and may even have conspired with the leaders of the 1973 coup against Salvador Allende in his death. Missing occupies a pivotal place in Costa-Gavras's career, and not just because it is his first film for a Hollywood studio. Although it follows the trajectory of all his films since his groundbreaking international success Z in marrying the conventions of docu

in The films of Costa-Gavras