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Mexico’s Yo Soy 132 Sings Its Own Songs

With a boost from Twitter, music may re-emerge as a tool for raising political consciousness among the nation’s young.

Posted on Jun 29, 2012 READ MORE



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Meet Chile’s New Youth Leader

Camila Vallejo, president of Chile’s leading student body, is the face of a youth revolt that has been gaining public support since last spring. She’s been attacked with police tear gas and water cannons and targeted with death threats. (more)

Posted on Oct 9, 2011 READ MORE



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The Growing Student Debt Bubble

In the aftermath of the stock market failure of 2008, another type of economic bubble is swelling: student debt. And it’s no surprise, since Congress has done nothing to change the lending practices that brought the U.S. to the brink three years ago. (more)

Posted on Sep 25, 2011 READ MORE


Chileans Schooled in the Art of Protest

In Chile, where the average monthly minimum wage income falls $100 short of college tuition costs, students are continuing their winter of kiss-ins, marches and hunger strikes against private, for-profit education and demanding affordable state-run schools. (more)

Posted on Aug 21, 2011 READ MORE


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