Category Archives: CHILE

Chile: Students Reject New Gov´t Proposal

Santiago de Chile, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) “We don´t want to improve the system, it has to be changed,” student leader Camila Vallejo said Thursday in response to a third government proposal to resolve the political crisis over education reform. Continue reading

Chilean Students Stand by Demands

Santiago de Chile, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) The student movement will stand by its demands, Giorgio Jackson, president of the student federation at the Catholic University of Chile, said Tuesday.

The mobilizations of the last three months will continue if there is no assurance of any progress on student demands, he said. Continue reading

Govt. Proposal Insufficient, Say Chilean Students

Santiago, Chile, Aug 2 (Prensa Latina) Proposals made by Education Minister Felipe Bulnes are insufficient to meet Chilean students´ demands, said the president of the student board of the University of Santiago, Camilo Ballestero.

“It is not an injection of resources we are talking about. We want a structural reform with equitable access”, he told the national TVN. Continue reading

Chile: Mapuche Leader Urges President to Restart Dialogue

Santiago, Jul 31 (Prensa Latina) The Mapuche leader from the Temucuicui community, Juan Catrillanca, has called on Chilean President Sebastian Piñera to resume the talks aimed at ending the disputes between the government and the native peoples. Continue reading

Chile: 29 Students on Hunger Strike

Santiago de Chile, Jul 26 (Prensa Latina) The number of Chilean high school students on a hunger strike to support demands for improvements to the country”s education system begun last week amounts to 29, the media reported Tuesday. Continue reading

Chile: Mapuche Leader Decries Manipulation of His People”s Cause

Santiago de Chile, Jul 23 (Prensa Latina) Mapuche leader Hector Llaitul, leader of the Arauco Malleco Coordination, decried today the manipulation and criminalization of his people”s cause by the government and the economic power of his country. Continue reading

Twenty Chilean Students in Hunger Strike

Santiago de Chile,  (Prensa Latina) Another 12 high school students joined on Thursday the eight students on hunger strike protesting the lack of response by the government to the Chilean students´ demands. Continue reading