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Chile Protests

Indigenous Groups March Against Columbus Day

Posted 10.16.2013 | World

Clashes broke out between police and protesters in Chile's capital following a demonstration by thousands marching for indigenous rights on Saturday. ...

Chile Protestors Hurl Firebombs

AP | Associated Press | Posted 05.22.2013 | Latino Voices

SANTIAGO, Chile -- Bands of young people hurling firebombs and stones clashed with police outside Chile's congress Tuesday after thousands of students...

Chilean Students Demand Free Education

AP | LUIS ANDRES HENAO | Posted 04.12.2013 | Latino Voices

SANTIAGO, Chile -- Tens of thousands of students flooded the streets of Chile on Thursday in one of the largest demonstrations demanding free educatio...

Police Disciplined For Forcing Students To Strip Naked

AP | Posted 08.30.2012 | World

SANTIAGO, Chile -- Chile's police director says four officers will be disciplined for forcing student protesters to strip naked. Gen. Gustavo Gonzal...

Protesters Take Over Chilean Schools

AP | LUIS ANDRES HENAO | Posted 10.14.2012 | World

SANTIAGO, Chile — Hundreds of students occupied high schools and blocked traffic in Chile's capital on Tuesday to demand education reform. Polic...

'Pinochet, May Your Legacy Die'

AP | LUIS ANDRES HENAO | Posted 08.10.2012 | World

SANTIAGO, Chile — The poster makes its plea from one of the pock-marked walls once splattered with blood at Londres 38, a former detention and t...

Chilean Students March For Education Reforms

AP | EVA VERGARA and FEDERICO QUILODRAN | Posted 12.05.2014 | World

SANTIAGO, Chile — President Sebastian Pinera said Wednesday a tax overhaul he is sending to congress will raise $700 million that will be enough to ...

America's Youth Is Uprising: 5 Signs From Our Nation's Public Schools

Christopher Emdin | Posted 06.13.2012 | Education
Christopher Emdin

Student protests across the nation are indicators of the rising youth discontent within American public schools and they demand our attention. We as parents, teachers, and community members should support students in their need for more civic engagement in public education standards.

How to Be Arrested In Chile Without Breaking the Law

Jason Suder | Posted 05.06.2012 | World
Jason Suder


Chile Rising: Inside The Student Protests

Posted 01.04.2012 | World

For the past eight months, riot police have broken up massive student protests across Chile using water cannons and tear gas. The students are dema...

Chile Student Protests Force Resignations

AP | By FEDERICO QUILODRAN | Posted 02.28.2012 | World

SANTIAGO, Chile -- Chile's student protest movement claimed its second education minister on Thursday as Felipe Bulnes stepped down, citing personal r...

PHOTOS: 2011's Most Dramatic Uprisings

Posted 12.21.2011 | World

The day a young fruit-seller, tired of corruption and sick of constant humiliation, set himself ablaze in Tunisia, he also sparked a wave of protests ...

Student Protests Rage On

AP | By EVA VERGARA | Posted 12.19.2011 | World

SANTIAGO, Chile -- Violence again hit Chile's capital Wednesday as small groups of hooded youths clashed with police and marred an otherwise peaceful ...

Chilean Students Set Up Blockades, Clash With Police

AP | Posted 12.18.2011 | World

SANTIAGO, Chile — Chilean students have erected fiery blockades in major streets of the capital and clashed with police on the first day of a tw...

Chilean Indignados: I'm Proud of Our Young Generation

Paula Escobar Chavarría | Posted 12.18.2011 | Latino Voices
Paula Escobar Chavarría

I hope that all these protestas and marchas will help us to be a better country, a country more equal and with more social justice, a country where no poor kid will be left behind. Maybe from the developing world we may redefine -or even improve- the concept of development.

Military Drafts Thousands In Chile, Blames Student Protest Movement

AP | Posted 12.17.2011 | World

SANTIAGO, Chile — Chile is giving nearly 57,000 18-year-olds one month to report for potential military duty, saying the government needs to fil...

After Police Crackdown, Chilean Protesters Call For Another Day Of Strikes

AP | FEDERICO QUILODRAN | Posted 12.07.2011 | World

SANTIAGO, Chile — Chile's union and student leaders called Friday for shutting down the nation's economy for a day in response to a police crack...

Police Crack Down On Chilean Student Protesters

AP | By FEDERICO QUILODRAN | Posted 12.06.2011 | World

SANTIAGO, Chile -- Chilean police used water cannons and tear gas to break up a student march for free public education on Thursday, hours after prote...

Chilean Police Crack Down On Student Protestors

AP | FEDERICO QUILODRAN | Posted 12.06.2011 | World

By FREDERICO QUILODRAN -- The Associated Press SANTIAGO, Chile -- Chilean police used water cannons and tear gas to break up a student march for fr...

Student Protesters And Government Break Off Talks

AP | EVA VERGARA | Posted 12.06.2011 | World

SANTIAGO, Chile — Leaders of Chile's striking students broke off negotiations with the government Wednesday complaining of official intransigenc...

It's Sustainability Stupid

Marcelo Mena | Posted 11.29.2011 | Green
Marcelo Mena

How did a country like Chile, that was on the path to development, all of a sudden start questioning the very basis of their economic model? The answer lies in sustainability.

Chilean Students Resume Protests Pushing Education Reforms

AP | Posted 11.22.2011 | World

SANTIAGO, Chile -- Tens of thousands of demonstrators have marched in Chile's capital, resuming street protests to demand that the government increase...

Police And Student Protesters Clash In Chile

Posted 11.12.2011 | World

Demonstrators and police clashed in Santiago during an annual march in remembrance of Chile's military coup in 1973. Police used water cannons and ...

Chilean Students Show the Way

Gary Anderson | Posted 10.31.2011 | World
Gary Anderson

Chilean students are experimenting with new forms of protest, such as marathon runs around congress, kiss-ins, and a 3,000-student performance of Michael Jackson's "Thriller" to imply that the education system in Chile has become a zombie.

16-Year Old Dies During Protests In Chile

AP | By FEDERICO QUILODRAN | Posted 10.26.2011 | World

SANTIAGO, Chile -- After three months of mass protests that provoked a sharp drop in his popularity, Chilean President Sebastian Pinera agreed Friday ...