Rodolfo Schmal

Rodolfo Schmal Simon es Ingeniero Civil Industrial de la Universidad de Chile y Magister en Informática de la Universidad Politécnica de Madrid-España. Ha sido profesor de las Universidades de Chile, del Norte, de Tarapacá y de Talca; socio de las empresas informáticas PRODAT y ALEPH; Director de ZOFRI S.A.; Secretario y Tesorero de la Asociación de Académicos de la Universidad de Talca. Es autor de textos docentes y artículos en revistas académicas nacionales e internacionales indexadas. Reside en Talca, Chile.

Chile: As the crow flies

In this brief analysis I will refer to the results of the presidential election, which produced several surprises, the biggest of which was the emergence of Parisi in third place despite his absence from the country. Having campaigned virtually, not…

Chile: The trivialisation of human rights

In Chile, on the occasion of the upcoming elections, worrying conceptions of human rights (HR) have surfaced. Conceptions that trivialise them, with extreme lightness. From the hard left, particularly those who tend to be behind Artés’ candidacy, there are those…

Fearful Times

Undoubtedly, fear guides many behaviours, actions and decisions, and those who manipulate it are well aware of this. Fear can be expressed in many ways, via anxiety, stress, shock, phobia, and in extreme cases, panic. Fear warns us, warns us…

[Brazil] Lurking Coup on the lookout

The decision of Brazil’s highest court of justice, rejecting Lula’s appeal against his 12-year sentence for corruption, is paving the way for his imprisonment. What has been resolved has unavoidable political implications for the next elections to be held in…