I just came across your 2002 reply to my 1998 posting asking about Chinels in Bolivia. That's very interesting - my great-great-grandfather was Jorge Chinel and he indeed was a landowner in La Paz. My great-grandmother was actually his illegitimate daughter - her name was Ena, and she married my great-grandfather, Alfredo Valverde, who was a lawyer. My family still lives in a house in La Paz that I believe was on land that was owned by Jorge Chinel, and there are murals painted on hallway walls that I think are landscapes of other pieces of his land. I also own a diamond ring that lengend holds he (Jorge) won in a poker game.
Do you have any more information about his marriage and his children? How are you related? Thanks, I would love to hear from you!