Tag : Chile

Uncovering the Chilean Mural – Repression and Resistance

10 months ago / 0 comments

Painted by refugees in the 1970s, this Chilean mural was long forgotten before being discovered by chance. The Gryphon  attended its relaunching event, to discover its symbolic importance in the struggle against injustice. On 7th December, the LUU held a launch event for the restoration of a mural that had … Read More

Chile clinch historic Copa title

3 years ago / 0 comments

CHILE overcame Argentina in a penalty shootout last night to famously claim their first Copa America title in front of a home crowd after almost a century-long wait. In a rather substandard finale where there were few chances at both ends, Chile, who were spurred on by the roars of … Read More

Chile looking to end long wait in La Copa showdown

3 years ago / 0 comments

CHILE could end their 99-years of frustration by lifting the Copa de America if they beat Argentina tonight.   Since its foundation in 1916, Chile are yet to hoist La Copa – footballs’ oldest piece of silverware – despite finishing as runners up an agonizing four times. The tournament hosts, … Read More

Copa de America 2015 – the story so far

3 years ago / 0 comments

IT’S the world’s oldest continental football competition – and five time world cup winners Brazil aren’t its most successful team. With the group stage of the 2015 Copa America complete, the focus now shifts to the quarter finals and the eight teams that will battle it out in the hope of getting … Read More

Sport | Super South American Saturday

4 years ago / 0 comments

Today sees the start of the knockout stages in Brazil as the hosts face Chile whilst Colombia takes on Uruguay in a South American football fiesta! Belo Horizonte plays to the first game of the day as Brazil’s reward for topping their group is a match against an impressive Chile … Read More

Sport | Brazil lead the way as England prepare to say goodbye

4 years ago / 0 comments

As the last round of group matches got under way at the FIFA World Cup, Ste Topping rounds up the talking points from a busy day in Brazil and looks ahead to an English goodbye.   Monday’s action began in Group B, as Chile took on the Netherlands in a … Read More

Sport | Spain back on the plane but will Greece slip up against Japan?

4 years ago / 0 comments

After a disappointing day of World Cup action on Tuesday that only saw five goals scored with two draws, normal service was resumed on Wednesday with 11 goals in the three matches played, with the most action packed games to date. The biggest shock of the day was the early … Read More

Travel | Chile and Pablo Neruda – A poet in a world of his own

5 years ago / 0 comments

As South America’s spindliest country, Chile is side-saddled between a gloriously blue Pacific Ocean, and the neighboring Latino countries of Argentina, Bolivia and Peru. However, aside from being the thinnest and longest country near the end of the world, Chile is not especially evocative for an international audience. Perhaps being renowned … Read More

Photojournal: Winter Days in Buenos Aires

5 years ago / 0 comments

It’s 6am and LAN Airlines Flight #461 from Santiago de Chile to Buenos Aires is turbulently scaling the Andes Mountains. As the sun rises and illuminates their peaks, long shadows are cast through the snow. Sat next to the plane wing, I’m frustrated by my view being cut in half, … Read More

The Soapbox: Fascism: Let it be fought, not forgotten.

6 years ago / 0 comments

I would like to express my concern towards some of the criticisms posed to the LS regarding the publication of the interview with Nick Griffin (Volume 43, Issue 4: Leeds Student speaks to Nick Griffin, leader of the BNP). Whilst the idea of “No Platform” for fascists is important to … Read More