One week after a giant earthquake shook Chile a national telethon was held in order to raise funds for reconstruction. The 25 hour "Chile aids Chile" telethon was able to raise $59.2 million, a figure that was reportedly twice the goal of the event's organizers. Donations were made not only in Chile but around the world via the telethon's website.
The event featured musicians from Chile and the Americas; one of them was Argentine Diego Torres whose presentation included his signature song "Color Esperanza":
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