Chile Issue 1: Turning to Solar Energy
Political cartoon on solar and renewable energy in Chile
Solar energy is a very important in Chile. Chile is turning to solar and renewable energy because they have good natural conditions for it, there has been a recent decline in the costs for solar energy, and it can help their economy. This political map shows that chile has a lot of sun and there are many panels that can get a lot of solar energy. Chile has good open land, flat land, and a lot of sun. This is good for spreading out the solar panels. There has been a recent decline in solar power costs which helps selling solar power easier and more profitable. Solar energy should help Chile's economy because it could bring jobs and increase GDP. These are the reasons why Chile is turning to solar and renewable energy.
Chile Issue 2: Smoking
Word cloud on smoking in chile.
Smoking in Chile has been a huge problem for many years. It has been easy to be an underaged smoker in chile. Recently the government has taken action on this problem. They have released a law permitting smoking in indoor public areas. They have also encouraged anti-tobacco advertisements to raise awareness for the problem. They have also raised taxes on cigarettes to make cigarettes harder to attain, and to raise lots of money. Smoking in Chile is a huge problem that needs to be stopped.
Chile Issue 3: Crime
This infographic shows the homicide rates in Chile from 2000 - 2011. In 2000 the average homicides per 100,000 was around 6. Then it dropped by 4.5 in 2000 - 2004. From 2004 - 2011 the average stayed the same at around 3.5 homicides per 100,000. This is what my infographic is about.