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· October, 2011

Stories about Chile from 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...

Chile: Students Storm Former Congress Building

Robert L. Funk reports on the storming of the former Congress building in Santiago by students during “a Committee meeting to which the Education Minister had been invited”. Protesters refused...

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

Chilean students marched for education reform on October 18 and 19. Kena Lorenzini posts numerous pictures of the second day on her personal blog.

Chile: Citizen Photos of October 15 Protests

Citizens throughout Chile participated in the October 15 protests. Online new site El Dínamo [es] put together a Storify post [es] with pictures shared on Twitter.

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...

Latin America: Music Blog Loves to Discover New Songs

The blog Amo descubrir canciones [es] (“I love to discover songs”) reviews music from around the world, with a special focus on Latin America. The blog includes specials with songs...

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...

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...

Chileans Say Goodbye to Steve Jobs on Twitter

Katie Manning from Mi Voz [es] gathers Twitter reactions to Steve Jobs’ death. She quotes Twitter users from cities like Arica and Antofagasta in the North, and Osorno and Temuco...

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

Adam Isacson links to a Flickr photostream with photos by Marcos S. González Valdés of the latest student protest which took place on September 29. The images, as Adam Isacson...

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