The government and the private sector joined hands this week in an effort to prevent increased forest fires in Region V.
There have been 290 big fires this year compared to 143 in 2008. Source: Flickr username Lotus R
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Gida, a Jordanian of Palestinian/Syrian descent started off in Chile on Aug. 3, 2007 without a word of Spanish and far far away from her home in Amman. She has a BA Specialization in Anthropology and Sociology and a Minor in Art History and Studio Arts from Concordia University, Montreal, Canada. After completing her studies, she went back to Jordan, worked for two years with CARE International and the Jordan Red Crescent amongst others, got married and embarked on the journey to Santiago. She learnt Spanish, did an internship with Amnesty International, taught English and learned that palta is good with everything. In Santiago she has also nurtured her love for cats and garnered her interest in dogs. She learned about the Santiago Times from a friend and thought she would try her hand at both photography and writing. Gida hopes to see a lot more of both Chile and South America.