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Thousands of People Demand Free Education in Chile

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Santiago de Chile, Sep 27 (Prensa Latina) Thousands of students and representatives of other sectors marched through capital streets to demand Chilean education to be saved, in a protest that was dispersed by police with cannons -water and tear gas at various.

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Chilean Students to March Again for Pubic Education

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Santiago de Chile, Sep 25 (Prensa Latina) Chilean students will hit the streets on Thursday to demand again a public, free and high-quality education system, at all levels of education, announced today leaders of various organizations. At a press conference, representatives of the Chilean Students Confederation (CONFECH), the Coordinator of Secondary Students (CONES) and the Coordinating Assembly of Secondary Students also made a call for citizens to to join the protest.

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Popular Tribute in Chile to Coup Victims

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Santiago de Chile, Sept 11 (Prensa Latina) Groups of students, unions, academics and other social organizations pay homage today to the victims of the coup that 39 years ago overthrew President Salvador Allende, and established Augusto Pinochet’s dictatorship. The remembrance activities include events at the monument to President Allende, located in front of the Palacio de La Moneda, which on September 11, 1973 was attacked by soldiers and bombed by the Air Force to overthrow the Popular Unity government.

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Chile’s Social Organizations Demand Constituent Assembly

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Santiago, Chile, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) Representatives from almost 100 Chilean social organizations will surround today the Congress building in Santiago with a human chain, to demand a Constituent Assembly. The demonstration will take place at 18:00 local time today (22:00 GMT) by major labor, environmental, union and neighborhood groups.

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Camila Vallejo strives for a democratic University in Chile

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Havana, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) Chile University Student Federation (FECH) Vice President Camila Vallejo defended the national drive for an inclusive higher education at the service of social development.Vallejo that visits Havana to attend the celebrations on the 50th anniversary of the Young Communist League (UJC) called a necessity to eliminate Chile’s neoliberal education system which she defined as submissive to political and corporate interests.

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Chilean University Students Arrested at Education Ministry

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The Chilean police arrested about 20 Chilean university students by force Thursday, when they were peacefully trying to occupy the Education Ministry. According to Bio Bio radio station, officials from that ministry were upset because of the excessive use of violence against the students, who were seated at the building’s main entrance. The objective of the protest action was to denounce the government´s intransigence towards the reiterated demands by students and the people in favor of free, public education, said Cesar Urbina, vice president of the Metropolitan University of Technology.

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Health Workers Strike against Privatization in Chile

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Primary healthcare workers on Tuesday began a 48-hour strike to oppose privatization. Leaders of the National Confederation of Municipal Health Workers (CONFUSAM), which organized the strike, said they were protesting the privatization of public health services through concessions and contracts with private companies. The public health sector should be strengthened with an injection of more funds from the government to provide the population with better health care, said CONFUSAM president Carolina Espinoza.

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Tribute to Salvador Allende in a “Different Chile”

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This year, Sept. 11 is going to be different, because Chile is different, according to the organizers of a march on Sunday to pay tribute to former President Salvador Allende and victims of the Pinochet dictatorship.

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Chile: “We Are Prepared to Give Our Lives for Education”

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As students and teachers continue their massive protests in the streets of Chile’s cities, one of the most extreme methods of demanding higher-quality, free public education is the hunger strike being undertaken by 28 youngsters at secondary schools across the country, four of whom have not taken food for nearly 40 days.

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The Real Intentions of the “Partnership of Equals”

The Real Intentions of the “Partnership of Equals”

Yesterday was a long day. I was paying attention to the ups and downs of Obama in Chile since noon, as I had done the day before with his adventures in the city of Rio de Janeiro. That city, in a brilliant challenge, had defeated Chicago in its aspirations to be the home of the 2016 Olympic Games when the new president of the United States and Nobel Peace Prize laureate was looking like a rival of Martin Luther King.