Chile is not part of Europe, it is not even close. But modern communication tools easily bridge the gap between the old and the new world – and so does news about fusion research in Europe. A little while ago, Ignacio Íñiguez, a journalist from a Chilean Government Office called CONICYT (Comisión Nacional de Investigación Científica y Tecnológica) contacted us. He explained that he was engaged in the Explora programme, dedicated to communicate between science and technology and school students. Having announced the year 2007 as “The Year of Energy”, he planned to focus on “informing our children about fusion energy and the ITER Initiative” as there was “a rising debate” in his country on how to face the future energy challenges. Asking us for information material and posters, we did our best to please this keen ambassador. “A few days ago we had a meeting with reputed Chilean scientists planning the further activities of the year. One of them, a convinced apologist of solar energy, said that fusion was a fairy tale he was listening to since he started with engineering. After reading your material on ITER I think fairy tales might become true there in Europe… “