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· July, 2012

Stories about Chile from July, 2012

Latin America: Is 2012 the ‘Year of the Woman” at the Olympics?

31 July 2012

The Americas Quarterly blog points out that although there is still a lot to do to end gender discrimination at the Olympics, “for the first time in history, every country competing in the London 2012 Olympics will have at least one female athlete, with many – notably in Latin America...

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Chile: Citizen Campaign Seeks to Eliminate Tax on Books

11 July 2012

A citizen campaign to remove the value added tax ("IVA" for its initials in Spanish) on books in Chile has sparked an online debate. Netizens are sharing their views in favor and against the campaign through blogs, and on Twitter they are discussing the issue with the hashtag #LibrosSinIVA.

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Chile: Homeless in Santiago

5 July 2012

In Santiago, Chile, as in many other cities around the world, winter can be a deadly season for the homeless. Through photography, Demotix contributor Alejandro Rustom exposes the reality of the homeless in the Chilean capital and highlights how a group of citizens are trying to help.

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Chile: Looming Anti-protest Law Sparks Concern

3 July 2012

Chile's Minister of Interior, Rodrigo Hinzpeter has called on the Congress to approve a law that seeks harsher punishments for protesters, reigniting a controversy that started a year ago. The law forbids the occupation of public or privately owned buildings for protest and also seeks prison time for protesters.

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