María Ignacia Pentz

María Ignacia Pentz is a freelance journalist based in Santiago, Chile.

Cyclists ride next to the Mapocho River in Santiago, Chile.

A River That Locals Once Despised Is About to Get One of Latin America's Best Bike Paths

Just a few decades ago, Santiago’s Mapocho River was known for its terrible odor. Now, the shore will have its own state-of-the-art cycling track, thanks to years of work and pressure by regular citizens.

Meet the Chileans Obsessed With Their Struggling Transit System

Following a disastrous launch, Santiago’s ambitious Transantiago network became widely hated across Chile's capital city. But a determined group of transit fans is trying to rescue it.