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Chilean Artist Burns $500 Million of Student ‘Debt Papers’ in Attempt to Rid World of ‘Debtors’

“This is my act of love for you,” activist Francisco Tapia, aka Papas Fritas, tells students of the Universidad del Mar in a YouTube video that’s gone viral.

Posted on May 21, 2014 READ MORE



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Salvador Allende’s Daughter Chosen as First Woman to Lead Chilean Senate

Isabel Allende, not to be confused with the Chilean writer who also goes by that name, will hold the same seat her father did before he became the first Marxist president in South America.

Posted on Mar 4, 2014 READ MORE



Single Payer Is the Only Way Health Care Will Be Affordable

The Affordable Care Act has proven that the private insurance model is too expensive and ineffective; 2013 ended the illusion of true democracy with NSA revelations; meanwhile, Michelle Bachelet, Chile’s new president, vows to provide free higher eduction to all her citizens. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Dec 28, 2013 READ MORE



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Student Leader Elected to Chilean Congress

Camila Vallejo, a 25-year-old communist who helped lead Chile’s 2011 student uprising, was elected to the country’s legislature along with three other former university leaders in an event Reuters says underscores “a generational shift in the country’s politics.”

Posted on Nov 18, 2013 READ MORE


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bbc.co.uk

New Chilean President Sworn In With an Aftershock

Chile’s new president, conservative billionaire Sebastian Piñera, came in with a bang and a tsunami warning on Thursday. Just minutes before his swearing-in ceremony, a 6.9-magnitude aftershock rattled Chileans, still shaken from last month’s giant quake, and cut Piñera’s inaugural festivities short.

Posted on Mar 11, 2010 READ MORE


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AP / Mario Quilodran-El Mercurio

Chile’s President Tries to Contain Post-Quake Panic

The Chilean city of Concepcion took a big hit from last weekend’s earthquake, and now Chile’s president, Michelle Bachelet, is working to keep a lid on looting and possible violence in its wake with the help of 14,000 troops posted in the affected region, according to the BBC.

Posted on Mar 2, 2010 READ MORE



Television Nacional de Chile via The BBC

Chile Earthquake Kills More Than 140

An earthquake in central Chile has killed more than 140, authorities say, and triggered both a tsunami and a declaration of a “state of catastrophe.” Chilean President Michelle Bachelet warned that there would probably be more deaths and more aftershocks.

Posted on Feb 27, 2010 READ MORE


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AP

Protests and Pledges Mark International Women’s Day

Chilean President Michelle Bachelet on Thursday predicted a future with more female politicians in her country, while German Chancellor Angela Merkel demanded more opportunities for European women across all professions.  Elsewhere in the world, nations celebrated International Women’s Day each in their own way.

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