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· November, 2011

Stories about Chile from November, 2011

Chile: Mapuche Protest Militarization and Project to Build Airport

On November 23, Mapuche protested against the militarization of their communities and a project to build an airport south of Temuco, in southern Chile, in a territory they claim as...

Latin American Students March for Education

Inspired by the student movements in Colombia and Chile, students across the continent marched on November 24, 2011 to demand free, high-quality education. El Ciudadano [es] links to the Facebook...

Chile: Report Examines Media Coverage of Indigenous Peoples and their Struggle

The Instituto de la Communicación e Imagen (ICEI) has released a report analyzing how Chilean media covers indigenous peoples and the “indigenous conflict.” Ryan Seelau in Indigenous News explains “the...

Chile: Domestic Workers Protest Demanding Dignity at Work

Domestic workers protested demanding dignity at work on Sunday, November 20, in Santiago. The blog Centros Chilenos en el Exterior [es] posted a video of the march produced by Prensa...

Chile: Citizens Fight to Save Valparaiso's Emblematic Elevators

Valparaíso’s 130-year-old elevators are teetering on the brink of extinction and locals are taking to the streets and social media to fight for them. The World Monuments Fund has named...

Chile: Changes in University Student Leadership

Robert L. Funk blogs about the recently elected president of the Catholic University Student Federation (FEUC), Noam Titelman. Titelman belongs to “the same political faction as the outgoing president, Giorgio...

Chile: Netizens Denounce Police Violence in Mapuche Community

Using social media, netizens share and comment on photos that show a police deployment in the Mapuche community Wente WinKul Mapu Lof Chequenco, Ercilla.

Latin America: Travel Writer Tackles the Andes

Michael Busch interviews travel writer Michael Jacobs about his book Andes: “Beginning in Hugo Chavez’s Venezuela and finishing up in the heart of Argentina’s Tierra del Fuego, Andes masterfully details...

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