Chile: Protesters Criticize Gov´t Response to Education Crisis

1 Santiago de Chile, June 29. -Student and social leaders accused the government of using desperate measures to weaken the citizens' movement in defense of public education. Education Minister Joaquin Lavin announced Tuesday that winter vacations would be held early, from June 28 to July 13, at 206 high schools taken over by students in the Metropolitan region. That decision

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Ven Socialists Accuse Opposition of Manipulation of Polls

0 Caracas, Sep 29. -The Venezuelan United Socialist Party (PSUV) accused the opposition of manipulating its triumph in the legislative elections Sunday in which the socialists won 98 seats out of a total of 185 of the National Assembly. It is surprising how some members of the ultra right wing attempt to change the resounding victor of PSUV as their

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South Africans Charged with Illegal Kidney Transplants

0 Johannesburg, Sep 17. -Five South African doctors were accused of providing rich Israelis with illegal transplants of kidneys bought from Brazilians and Romanians, according to local press reports on Thursday. Lawsuits were also filed against Richard Friedland, head of the main private hospital of the Netcare group, and Durban's St. Augustine Hospital, where 109 illegal surgeries were performed between

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