In 2008 Chilean institutions gave the green light to a study seeking to prove the antibacterial properties of copper on surfaces with significant clinical use. Positive results have prompted people to think of new applications for copper, including the public transportation sector and schools.
The writer, one of the most widely read in Chile, is –together with Pablo Neruda and Vicente Huidobro– part of the greatest literary trilogy in Chile. This fact is highlighted in the prologue written by Argentine author Elvio Gandolfo.
In addition to Chilean artists, the ninth edition of the event will include participants from Argentina, Colombia and Mexico, countries that are also celebrating their bicentennials. Some 300,000 people are expected to attend.