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(el "arcoiris"de la Franja del NO)

English translation: the rainbow of the NO campaign spots

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20:08 Aug 31, 2001
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary
Spanish term or phrase: (el "arcoiris"de la Franja del NO)
Chilean cultural critic again. I have no idea what this parenthesis refers to.

... la oficilización del consenso realizada por el discurso de la Transición. Un discurso nacido bajo la consigna festiva de la diversidad y la pluralidad (el "arcoiris" de la Franja del NO) que luego se ocupó de reintegrar expeditamente lo diverso y lo plural a la serialidad homogeneizadora del consenso y del mercado, promocionando el lugar comun de formulas tipo que estandarizan gustos y opinionen, juicios y posturas, cuerpos y estéticas, siguendo una pasiva concordancia entre modelo y serie alineada por el consumo ácritico, la repetición fiel, la copia sumisa, la repetición mecánica de lo idéntico.

thanks
Theodore Quester
United States
Local time: 06:09
English translation:the rainbow of the NO campaign spots
Explanation:
Hi, Theodore

It refers to the the Chilean 1988 referendum. The decision was about the continuity of Pinochet's government for 8 more years. As it is widely known, the NO option won by 54%. The campaign allowed equal television spaces (la franja televisiva)for both options. The NO campaign was a real masterpiece and it contributed a great deal to the victory. The emblem for this campaign was a rainbow, meaning the plurality of political parties in the coallition established around those years for recovering the democracy (the "Concertación de Partidos por la Democracia", which still, after almost 12 years and 3 presidents, continues governing Chile although some of the minor original parties have dissapeared or have left the coallition). Also, the rainbow is still the emblem of "la Concertación".

Hope this helps,

David

Santiago de Chile
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David Meléndez Tormen
Spain
Local time: 12:09
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Thanks again.
Theodore
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na +1the rainbow of the NO campaign spots
David Meléndez Tormen
nadiversity
Elinor Thomas
nathe "rainbow" gamut/varied options of the NO faction
Parrot


  

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the "rainbow" gamut/varied options of the NO faction


Explanation:
I have to suppose that this is a political referendum.

Parrot
Spain
Local time: 12:09
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28 mins
diversity


Explanation:
In this case "arcoiris" refers to the diversity of people / ideologies saying NO. There were different kinds of NOs.
But all were NOs against the official consensum.

HTH :-)

Elinor Thomas
Local time: 08:09
Native speaker of: Spanish
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45 mins peer agreement (net): +1
the rainbow of the NO campaign spots


Explanation:
Hi, Theodore

It refers to the the Chilean 1988 referendum. The decision was about the continuity of Pinochet's government for 8 more years. As it is widely known, the NO option won by 54%. The campaign allowed equal television spaces (la franja televisiva)for both options. The NO campaign was a real masterpiece and it contributed a great deal to the victory. The emblem for this campaign was a rainbow, meaning the plurality of political parties in the coallition established around those years for recovering the democracy (the "Concertación de Partidos por la Democracia", which still, after almost 12 years and 3 presidents, continues governing Chile although some of the minor original parties have dissapeared or have left the coallition). Also, the rainbow is still the emblem of "la Concertación".

Hope this helps,

David

Santiago de Chile

David Meléndez Tormen
Spain
Local time: 12:09
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 475
Grading comment
Thanks again.
Theodore

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