Chile's students ask for copper nationalization
July 11nd, from The Santiago Times by Sumy Sadurni - Original About 100 students unveiled a giant Chilean flag outside British-owned mining company Anglo American’s Santiago headquarters on Wednesday morning to protest the foreign ownership of much of Chile’s copper reserves. The demonstration, organized by the Confederation of Chilean Students and the Federation of Copper Workers (FTC), was...
Free Tuition and Free Speech: A Guide to Chile's...
July 2nd, 2012; from The Atlantic - Original SANTIAGO, Chile — A scandal over for-profit education sent over 100,000 Chilean students into the streets of Santiago to protest this Thursday. The Confederación de Estudiantes de Chile (Confederation of Chilean Students, known as CONFECh) called for the march after a government commission reported on June 18th that officials at seven...
Sorry I haven’t been around much these last few weeks, not much has been happening in Chile and a ton has been happening in my life. As stated earlier I will not be posting anything after August 1st, 2012. Between now and then, I will try and catch up a bit on the things I’ve missed and post information on where else to go to get information on all of this. Thanks
Chilean students take over troubled university
Disillusioned students of Universidad del Mar demand resignation of board of directors. Close to 200 students took over the Universidad del Mar on Tuesday in response to the school’s many internal struggles and an audit by the Ministry of Education. The takeover comes just a week after University Director Raúl Urrutia resigned, citing pressure from the board of directors to deprioritize the salary...
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