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· October, 2011

Stories about Chile from October, 2011

25 October 2011

Chile: State Security Law, Violence Deterrent or Repression?

On October 18, Chilean Interior Minister Rodrigo Hinzpeter invoked the State Security Law to punish the persons responsible for the burning of a bus during the protests supporting the student...

20 October 2011

Chile: Transsexuals Demand a Place in Postponed Anti-Discrimination Law

An anti-discrimination law is up for vote in Chile. It would ban any prejudice based on race, age, gender, religion, sexual orientation, and more. Although it offers new protection to...

Chile: Photos of October 19 Student Protest

17 October 2011

Chile: Citizen Photos of October 15 Protests

Chile: “Anti-Occupation” Law Sparks Controversy

The Chilean Ministry of Interior (responsible for public order and security), drafted and sent to Congress a piece of legislation that would criminalize occupations of public or privately-owned buildings, arguably...

13 October 2011

Chile: Calls for Government Action One Year Since Rescue of ‘the 33′

Chileans today remembered the incredible rescue one year ago of 33 miners trapped underground for 69 days. Twitter users are calling upon the government to reignite the spirit of that...

Chile/New York: Similarities Between Occupy Wall Street and the Student Movement

The students of Chile are entering their fifth month protesting for education reform. As Occupy Wall Street gains numbers on the ground and increased attention from the press, economic and...

12 October 2011

Chile: Education Reform Triumphs in Unofficial Plebiscite

After five months of protests and school takeovers, Chile’s student movement continues to mobilize for an overhaul of the country’s education system. Over the weekend an overwhelming majority of Chileans...

3 October 2011

Chile: With Therapeutic Abortion Up for Vote, Chile is Pro-Tweet

As Chile’s Senate decides whether to join the all but five countries around the world that allow therapeutic abortion, Chileans are signing on to social networks en masse to talk...

Chile: September 29 Student Protests in Photos

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