February 27, 2023 #ChileGlobal

Chileans Stand Out in the World

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Chileans Stand Out in the World

We proudly present the nine Chileans most highlighted by the international press in the month of February:


  • Barbara Hernandez

The Chilean ice water swimmer has been a featured character in different international media this month. She achieved a new world record by swimming 2.5 kilometers in Antarctic waters and is currently preparing to swim the Cook Strait, New Zealand, which is about 27 kilometers long. (El País y EFE).

  • Martin Vidaurre

The Chilean cyclist was part of the February agenda after being crowned champion of the Vuelta de Porvenir 2023, held in Argentina. The Mountain Bike specialist won the international road cycling competition with a difference of seconds over the Panamanian, Franklin Archibold. (TNT Sports)

  • Alenka Lovy

A professor at the Center for Integrative Biology (CIB) of the Universidad Mayor, this year she received a grant to create cutting-edge microscopes in Latin America to foster research, collaboration, and education. The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, founded by the creator of Meta (Facebook), recognized Lovy's project called "Construction of the Flamingo Light Sheet", granting financial support from the CZL Imaging Program. (The Mercury)

  • Lucas Cespedes 

In the context of the fires affecting several regions in the southern part of the country, 13-year-old Lucas Cespedes made a name for himself by helping firefighters cross the Futa River in a yellow boat with oars. After the fires started, the boy's parents took action to extinguish the flames that were approaching their house, which can only be reached by crossing the river. So, Luca began to transport the troops in his barge helping them to cross more than 30 meters of water so that they could control the fires in that area near Valdivia. (US News)

  • Patricio Guzman

The documentary Nostalgia for Light is the first film of national production in the List of the 100 Greatest Films of All Time, made by the English magazine Sight and Sound. The film by Chilean filmmaker, Patricio Guzmán, was created in 2010 and in the list it equals in the votes works such as A Clockwork Orange (1971) and Annie Hall (1977). The ranking was published in December last year and was drawn up after consulting 1,600 specialized critics, programmers, academics and curators of different nationalities (CHV)

  • Pedro Pascal

After the premiere of the series based on the video game The Last Of Us with the participation of the Chilean, Pedro Pascal, the actor is back in the global spotlight by appearing on Saturday Night Show. Pascal has been internationally recognized for his appearances in series such as The Mandalorian, Game Of Thrones and Narcos. The performer hosted the show, participated in some sketches and performed a monologue at the end of the program (Esquire, SNL y The 40's)

  • Maite Alberdi

The Chilean director and creator of films such as El Agente Topo and La Once, Maite Alberdi, stood out for her participation in the Berlinale, an international film festival in Berlin. On this occasion, the filmmaker presented her work La Memoria Infinita, which focuses on the relationship between Augusto Góngora and Paulina Urrutia, especially in the period after his Alzheimer's diagnosis. The documentary won second place in the Audience Award during the film event.(Infobae, Radio Bío Bío)

  • Eduardo Cisternas

The 19-year-old Chilean swimmer, who attended the Tokyo 2021 Olympic Games, is preparing for his participation in the Santiago 2023 Pan American Games. The athlete is at a high point in his career after starting his first college season with Penn State Swimming and Diving in the United States. In addition, he won five medals at the South American Youth Games in Rosario and was recognized by the NCAA as the "Best Swimmer" after breaking his university's record (Swim Swam)

  • Christiane Endler

The goalkeeper of the national women's national team is once again in the international sporting news after being nominated again for the FIFA The Best 2022 Award. The Olympique Lyon goalkeeper had already won this award in the 2021 edition. This time she competes against her counterparts Ann-Katrin Berger (Germany/Chelsea) and Mary Earps (England/Manchester United). (The Counter)


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