Chile: Glacier Republic pushes for 5-Star law to protect glaciers

Six months after the founding of Glacier Republic, Greenpeace Chile are keeping up the pressure on the Chilean government to ensure that a ‘Five Star’ law protecting glaciers is implemented. Follow Eye On Latin America on Twitter @eola_blog for regular updates and the best the web has to offer on Latin America! Today marks six months since Greenpeace Chile grabbed the attention of local and international media by using a loophole in Chilean law to announce the founding of a new ‘Glacier Republic’, situated among all the glaciers that fall within Chile’s national territory. The environmental NGO claimed that Chile’s glaciers did … Continue reading Chile: Glacier Republic pushes for 5-Star law to protect glaciers

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Glacier Republic reaches 100,000 citizens and makes headway in parliament

Glacier Republic now has 100,000 citizens, and has succeeded in getting a cross-party parliamentary group to formally ask President Bachelet to fix legislative void regarding the wellbeing of Chile’s glaciers. Follow Eye On Latin America on Twitter @eola_blog for regular updates and … Continue reading Glacier Republic reaches 100,000 citizens and makes headway in parliament

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Glacier Republic heats up in Chile

Glacier Republic opens embassies in dozens of countries, sends a special delegation to new Chilean President Michelle Bachelet, and continues to attract high-profile names among its thousands of new “citizens”. Follow Eye On Latin America on Twitter @eola_blog for regular updates and … Continue reading Glacier Republic heats up in Chile

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Birth of an Ice Nation: Greenpeace declares the Glacier Republic in Chile

Greenpeace have used a legal loophole regarding Chile’s glaciers to claim them as their own, declaring a new ‘Glacier Republic’ founded on the principles of protecting the country’s ice sheets. Follow Eye On Latin America on Twitter @eola_blog for regular updates and … Continue reading Birth of an Ice Nation: Greenpeace declares the Glacier Republic in Chile