Uruguay: OCLAE Supports Chilean Student Movement

Montevideo, Aug 11 (Prensa Latina) Some 2,000 Latin American young people meeting here on the 45th Anniversary of the Latin American and Caribbean Continental Students Organization (OCLAE) marched Thursday in solidarity with the Chilean student movement.

The young participants marched along main avenues of the capital and made a stop in front of the Chilean embassy to express their support for their Chilean counterparts.

For almost three hours, young Argentines, Brazilians, Chileans, Colombians, Nicaraguans, and Uruguayans mobilized peacefully within the context of the 16th OCLAE Congress, which begins Thursday.

The forum was called in February by students of the Latin American Medical School (ELAM) in Havana, Cuba, with the slogan “For Our America: Education, Unity, and Freedom.”

The meeting will begin at the University of La Republica with a lecture on the crisis of capitalism and the people’s alternatives.

The OCLAE was founded on Aug 11, 1966, in accordance with the 4th Latin American Student Congress, and includes 23 Latin American and Caribbean member nations.

It promotes mobilizations against neoliberal policies and the foreign debt, and their repercussions on aggravating social problems, especially in education and culture.

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