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· November, 2010

Stories about Chile from November, 2010

Chile: Support for Electoral Reform

  25 November 2010

Greg Weeks from Two Weeks Notice shares poll results that show support for an electoral reform: “A new poll in Chile shows support for some electoral reform, particularly for voting to be voluntary (77%).  Meanwhile, 60% support making registration automatic once you become 18 years old.  The same percentage supports...

Chile: Education Reform Sparks Debate

  22 November 2010

Mauricio Rojas explains and critiques [es] a recent education reform presented by the Ministry of Education. Mauricio ends his post linking to another point-of-view on the reform by José J. Brunner [es]. The reform has sparked a debate because, among other things, it would reduce class time for Social Science...

Chile: Protests Against Mining Industry

  17 November 2010

The Latin Americanist writes about recent protests targeting the government and the mining industry: “Chile’s mining industry has come under increased scrutiny since the mine collapse that left the 33 miners trapped underground for about seventy days. Unfortunately the reform promised by President Sebastian Pinera has been slow to materialize.”

Chile: Staying Informed Through Twitter

  17 November 2010

Sigrid Huenchunir [es] wrote a post for El Quinto Poder [es] on how Twitter has become one of the main (and fastest) ways for her to stay informed on what is happening in Chile while she is away studying. She says that through Twitter she learns about things the Chilean...

Chile and China: Rescuing the miners

  2 November 2010

The news about the successful rescue of 33 miners by the Chilean government on October 14 was followed by the news of a mining accident in Pinyu county, in the Henan province in China only two days later, which resulted in the deaths of 37 miners.

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