Santiago

Santiago (/ˌsæntiˈɑːɡ/; Spanish pronunciation: [sanˈtjaɣo]), also known as Santiago de Chile [sanˈtjaɣo ðe ˈtʃile], is the capital and largest city of Chile. It is also the center of its largest conurbation. Santiago is located in the country's central valley, at an elevation of 520 m (1,706 ft) above mean sea level.

Founded in 1541, Santiago has been the capital city of Chile since colonial times. The city has a downtown core of 19th century neoclassical architecture and winding side-streets, dotted by art deco, neo-gothic, and other styles. Santiago's cityscape is shaped by several stand-alone hills and the fast-flowing Mapocho River, lined by parks such as Parque Forestal. The Andes Mountains can be seen from most points in the city. These mountains contribute to a considerable smog problem, particularly during winter. The city outskirts are surrounded by vineyards and Santiago is within a few hours of both the mountains and the Pacific Ocean.

Santiago's steady economic growth over the past few decades has transformed it into a modern metropolis. The city is now home to a growing theater and restaurant scene, extensive suburban development, dozens of shopping centers, and a rising skyline, including the tallest building in Latin America, the Gran Torre Santiago. It includes several major universities, and has developed a modern transportation infrastructure, including a free flow toll-based, partly underground urban freeway system and the Metro de Santiago, South America's most extensive subway system. Santiago is the cultural, political and financial center of Chile and is home to the regional headquarters of many multinational corporations. The Chilean executive and judicial powers are located in Santiago, but Congress meets in nearby Valparaíso.

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San Fernando to regulate crowd drawers amid Covid-19

Sun Star 20 Feb 2020
Mayor Edwin Santiago told SunStar Pampanga Thursday, February 20, that the City Government will not take chances and risk the health and lives of Fernandinos and tourists alike ... Santiago stressed that such crowd-drawers will not be cancelled or postponed but will be highly regulated by the City Government....
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Span: Urgent! Declare Sg Muda strategic river to save it from pollution

Malaysia Kini 04 Feb 2020
Santiago says it needs to be protected as people at risk of being poisoned by water contaminated with illegal waste ... ....
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San Fernando starts ‘revolution’ vs plastic pollution

Sun Star 25 Jan 2020
Rosario ... These items were sold at prices lower by as much as 50 to 70 percent than the actual retail prices in supermarkets ... For his part, City Mayor Edwin David Santiago reiterated his desire for San Fernando to remain a “zero waste city” amid many developments. ”We are the first ever model of zero waste city in the whole country ... (PR) ....
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Latin America's Trash Brims with Hidden Cash

Canada Dot Com 24 Jan 2020
Hence it’s no mystery that aside from major metropolises like Buenos Aires, Santiago and Sao Paulo, “there is no infrastructure for waste treatment and recovery,” the United Nations Environment Program concluded in a recent study.Greening up waste management is a job for many partners....
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'Bringing good cheer to young and old'

Herald and News 20 Dec 2019
It’s always great when we can be directly connected with the people we’re trying to reach,” said Kendra Santiago, public relations and marketing manager for the Klamath Falls Blue Zones Project ... The organization plans to continue the partnership next year, according to Santiago....
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Chile's finance minister expects job losses, fuel hike in wake of protests

Canada Dot Com 14 Nov 2019
It also raised concerns about the health implications of a Santiago-wide strike announced by trash collectors, which has seen waste mount on the streets in recent days ... Kattya Barrera, 19, of Santiago’s low-income La Florida neighborhood said she believed nothing had changed since Catrillanca’s death....
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Voting starts in Spain's repeat election, fragmented result expected

Independent online (SA) 10 Nov 2019
Madrid - A bitterly divided Spain headed to the polls on Sunday for its second parliamentary election in just over six months, likely to deliver an even more fragmented parliament with no clear winner and a sizeable showing by the far-right ... This is a waste of money for Spain and for all Spaniards," said Madrid resident Santiago Romero, a pensioner....
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Voting starts in Spain's repeat election

Deccan Herald 10 Nov 2019
A bitterly divided Spain headed to the polls on Sunday for its second parliamentary election in just over six months, likely to deliver an even more fragmented parliament with no clear winner and a sizeable showing by the far-right ... This is a waste of money for Spain and for all Spaniards," said Madrid resident Santiago Romero, a pensioner ... GET IT....
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Spain heads to polls for fourth election in four years

The Irish Times 10 Nov 2019
A bitterly divided Spain goes to the polls on Sunday for its second parliamentary election in just over six months, likely to deliver an even more fragmented parliament with no clear winner and a sizeable showing by the far-right ... This is a waste of money for Spain and for all Spaniards,” said Madrid resident Santiago Romero, a pensioner ... – Reuters ... ....
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Divided and election-weary, Spain heads to the polls

Yahoo Daily News 09 Nov 2019
By Nathan Allen and Ingrid Melander ... "There are only two options ... One thing is certain. voters are tired of being called to the polls - there were also regional and European Union elections this year ... This is a waste of money for Spain and for all Spaniards," said Madrid resident Santiago Romero, a pensioner ... (1900 GMT) in mainland Spain ... ....
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San Fernando zero waste thrust featured in int’l documentary

Sun Star 15 Oct 2019
In the film, Santiago said that the implementation of the program is the sole solution in dealing with waste problems ... Meanwhile, Santiago is currently in Penang, Malaysia, for the two-day International Zero Waste Cities Conference 2019 as he is presenting the city’s Zero Waste actions to thousands of delegates from different parts of the globe....
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Ignore DAP, says Musa Hassan

Malaysia Today 11 Oct 2019
The arrested DAP assemblymen are G. Saminathan of Gadek, Melaka and P. Gunasekaran of Seremban Jaya, Negeri Sembilan ... Musa also rubbished a claim by DAP’s Klang parliamentarian Charles Santiago that the arrests were a waste of police time and resources because LTTE is supposed to no longer exist after defeated in the Sri Lankan civil war 10 years ago....
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Arnold Schwarzenegger Helped Greta Thunberg Acquire a Tesla

Vanity Fair 01 Oct 2019
As Whitesnake so unforgettably sang, “And here I go again on my own / Goin’ down the only road I’ve ever known / Like a drifter, I was born to walk alone / And I’ve made up my mind / I ain’t wasting no more time.” ... Greta Thunberg, who famously doesn’t fly for carbon footprint reasons, is not wasting any more time....
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