Pamela Jiles (journalist)

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Pamela Jiles
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Born Pamela Jiles Moreno
(1960-11-30) November 30, 1960 (age 56)
Occupation Journalist, writer, politician
Years active 1990–present
Relatives Juan Jiles Caffarena (father)
Elena Caffarena (grandmother)

Pamela Jiles Moreno (November 30, 1960) is a Chilean journalist.


Jiles studied journalism at the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile.[1] She began working as journalist in the 1980s on several magazines against Augusto Pinochet's dictatorship, such as Solidaridad, Apsi and Análisis.

In the 1990s, Jiles began working in Informe Especial (Special Report), an investigative journalism program of Televisión Nacional de Chile (TVN). While at TVN, she worked at programs such as Mujeres al borde de..., Siempre Lunes, Unas y otras, Contigo en verano (1997) and En debate (2001).[1]

Jiles left TVN in 2001, and began working as celebrity critic in Vértigo (Canal 13) in 2004, where she – along with José Miguel Villouta and Gloria Simonetti – coined the term "opinólogo" (opinologist), to name those who talk about celebrities on television.

In 2005, Jiles started to work at TVO (currently Más Canal 22), where she conducted Pamela Chile. That year, she appeared in television commercials for Tomás Hirsch's presidential candidacy. Shortly after that, on November 14, TVO fired her for "unethical conduct."[2] Between 2006 and 2008, Jiles worked as panelist in Sálvese Quien Pueda in Chilevisión.

In February 2009, Jiles announced her presidential candidacy in The Clinic, a left-leaning satirical Chilean magazine, using "Somos millones los Jiles" (We are millions of Jiles – in Spanish the similar-sounding giles means idiots) as her slogan.[3][4] In July 2009, Alejandro Navarro, the Broad Social Movement candidate, announced his presidential candidacy in company of Jiles; this was interpreted to mean that Jiles withdrew her candidacy, but she later denied it on her website.[5] However, shortly after that she stepped out of the presidential race and instead ran for a seat in the Chamber of Deputies on Navarro's list of candidates, without success.


  • Crimen bajo Estado de sitio (with María Olivia Mönckeberg and María Eugenia Camus), 1986.[1]
  • Poesías sexuales, La Nación, 2004.[6]
  • Fantasías sexuales de mujeres chilenas, 2004.[7]
  • Confesiones sexuales de hombres chilenos, Editorial Grijalbo.[8]
  • Maldita farándula, Editorial Catalonia, 2007.[9]


  1. ^ a b c "Yo, Pamela". La Nación. Archived from the original on March 1, 2013. Retrieved March 1, 2013. 
  2. ^ "TVO despidió a Pamela Jiles por aparición en franja política". Radio Cooperativa. [dead link]
  3. ^ "La candidatura va en serio: "Pamela Jiles Presidenta"". El Clarín. Archived from the original on March 1, 2013. Retrieved March 1, 2013. 
  4. ^ Moletto, Andrea (June 23, 2009). "Pamela Jiles: una candidatura sin plata, sin pactos y sin destino" (in Spanish). Chile: Archived from the original on March 1, 2013. Retrieved October 29, 2010. 
    Quote: No les costó encontrar el slogan: Somos millones los Jiles. (It wasn't hard for them to find the slogan: We are millions, the idiots.)
  5. ^ Jiles Presidenta (July 30, 2009). "Pamela desmiente bajada de candidatura". Archived from the original on August 3, 2009. Retrieved August 5, 2009. 
  6. ^ "UNC May 2005 Receipts". University Libraries. [dead link]
  7. ^ "Pamela Jiles: "Tengo ganas de convertirme en una escritora"". Radio Cooperativa. [dead link]
  8. ^ "Confesiones Sexuales De Hombres Chilenos". Librería Antártica. Archived from the original on March 7, 2012. Retrieved March 1, 2013. 
  9. ^ ""Me siento acogida en el mundo de los cagaos"". La Nación. Archived from the original on June 29, 2011. 

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