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· September, 2011

Stories about Chile from September, 2011

Chile: Indigenous Leaders to Meet With Congress

  29 September 2011

In Indigenous News, Ryan Seelau reports that “on October 4th and 5th, Indigenous leaders from across Chile will meet with the Chilean Congress to discuss the implementation of ILO [International Labor Organization] Convention 169, and particularly, the right to consultation.”

Chile: Students Protest Mayor's Decision

  27 September 2011

Erwin at The Latin Americanist updates readers on the student movement: “Last week Cristian Labbe, mayor of Providencia, ordered the suspension of the school year and permitted police to remove student protesters who have been residing on local campuses.[…]” Labbe also declared that students who lived outside of Providencia would...

Chile: Twitter Trending Topics and #yomarchoel22

  26 September 2011

Students marched in favor of education reform on Thursday, September 22, but surprisingly, the hashtag netizens used on Twitter –#yomarchoel22– did not become a local Trending Topic. Enzo Abbagliati in his blog Cadaunadas [es] reminds his readers that Trending Topics are a legitimate but limited representation of reality.

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Video: Water Bottle Lights and Other Eco-Friendly Inventions

  24 September 2011

Solar lights and hot water heaters from plastic water bottles, houses made from trash and a way to do without plastic bags are some of the projects making reducing, reusing and recycling not only fun and affordable but also vital in improving the quality of life of people all around the world.

Chile: Twitter Reports on March for Education Reform

  22 September 2011

El Dínamo has put together a Storify post [es] with reports, pictures, and reactions to today's march for education reform. You can read more tweets about the march by following the hashtags #yomarchoel22 (“I march on the 22nd”) and #yoapoyoalosestudiantes (“I support the students”).

Chile: Mining Deaths Below Trend Through July 2011

  7 September 2011

Setty asks: “Did Chile learn anything from the trapped miners?”, and argues that Chile apparently did learn something: “This year, only 14 died through July, well below trend. In fact, even if the same number again die by the end of the year, that would still make 2011 the least...

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Chile: Netizens Pay Tribute to Plane Crash Victims

  6 September 2011

The disappearance of an airplane near the Juan Fernandez archipelago has stirred social networks in Chile: among the 21 passengers and crew were members of the NGO Levantemos Chile, and five employees of Chile National Television, including famous presenter Felipe Camiroaga.

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Chile: ‘Influential’ Twitter Users Have Lunch With the President

  5 September 2011

On August 24, Chilean President Sebastian Piñera invited 15 influential Twitter users to have lunch in La Moneda - the presidential place - to hear their opinion and to discuss current national issues. The meeting caused controversy over issues such as the real popularity of these Twitter users and the chosen date.

Chile: Mapuche Youth in Ercilla Reach Agreement with Regional Government

  1 September 2011

Indigenous News reports that, “On Wedenesday, August 31st, the Mapuche youth who had been peacefully occupying the municipal government building in Ercilla signed a MOU (memorandum of understanding) with regional government officials. The MOU provided for increased Indigenous scholarships, an intercultural school and for continued dialogue on ending the militarization...

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