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.

Chile Issue 4: Environmental

Deforestation is a major problem in chile. Native forests in chile continue to be destroyed. This problem has been on for a while now. Lots of animals are becoming endangered. 33 bird species, 20 mammal species, and 71 plant species are threatened because of these loggers. The trees are their homes and without them everything will die. According to the land registry data on natural resources, between 1994 and 1998, about 25,000 hectares of coniferous trees were cut down in the regions of Araucania and Los Lagos. Deforestation is also causing loss of some soil and water resources. Chile needs stop loggers from cutting down these trees because the animals are suffering.

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