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· April, 2012

Stories about Chile from April, 2012

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Chile: Reasons to Protest Again

26 April 2012

On April 25, 2012, students took over the streets again to protest for an inclusive and good quality public education after several months of "silence". Here we share some of the reasons they gave on Twitter for renewing their protests.

Chile: Erasing Graffiti from Historic Valparaíso

25 April 2012

In online citizen newspaper El Martutino [es], Paula Pérez reports that every Saturday until May 26 citizens and various institutions will come together to clean graffiti from the walls of the historic quarter of Valparaíso, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Chile: The Role of Municipalities in Promoting Reading

23 April 2012

Enzo Abbagliati in his blog Cadaunadas [es] asks, “What is the relationship between promoting reading in Chile and municipal elections?” He says that two main tools that impact what and how much Chileans read depend on Municipalities: public libraries and municipal schools. Enzo asked three candidates for mayor of Providencia...

Cuba: Camila Vallejo and Yoani Sánchez

13 April 2012

During her visit to Cuba this week, for a meeting of the Union of Communist Youth, Chilean Student Federation leader Camila Vallejo declined an invitation to meet with acclaimed Cuban blogger Yoani Sánchez. Vallejo generated much controversy on Twitter when she told CNN that she saw this as neither “necessary...

Chile: Short Film on Kayaking ‘Shows Chile at its Best’

10 April 2012

“Breathless in Chile” is a short film that has been submitted to the 2012 Kayak Session Best Short Film of the Year Awards. Blogger Robert L. Funk says that the film “shows Chile at its best.” You can watch the five-minute film on Vimeo.

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