night of earthquake - and the following day March 1st 2010 It's around 3:30am in Santiago. I'm in bed, struggling to fall asleep. For the past twenty minutes, a baby has been crying outside. I mean it's really wailing, echoing off the walls of my neighborhood. The only sound out there. For a long time I listen, loathe. It's close, maybe being cradled by a parent near an open window.
And that's when it began, a slight shaking I first think is nothin ... read more
South America » Chile » Santiago Region » Santiago Prior to the coming of the Spanish in the 16th century, northern Chile was under Inca rule while Araucanian Indians inhabited central and southern Chile; the latter were not completely subjugated until the early 1880s. Although Chile declared its ind... ... read more