Chile: Energy Project Criticized

3 Santiago, Chile, Dec 7. -Environmental groups protested in Chile against the electrical wiring planed in the disputed energy project Hydroyasen, after announcing demonstrations against it.Hydroyasen will mean the destruction of the landscape and the environment, according to environmentalist Antonio Horvath, and the spokesman for the Corporation Costa Carrera, Andres Gilmour. Environmental organizations have warned that the beauty of the

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Cuban Antiterrorist Fighters Release Demanded in Chile

2 Santiago de Chile, Oct 17. -The Jose Marti Cultural Association in Chile demanded the immediate release of the four Cuban antiterrorist fighters imprisoned in the US and the end of the additional punishment imposed to Rene Gonzalez after being released from prison. The Chileans denounced the unjust and prolonged imprisonment of Gerardo Hernandez, Ramon Labañino, Fernando Gonzalez, and Antonio

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Chileans Champion Tax Reform

0 Santiago, Oct 12. -The proposal of a tax reform in Chile as a financial source to support free education got its strength back at the Chilean legislative scene, currently discussing the 2012 Budget.Parliamentarians´ representing the Concert of Parties for Democracy stated they will not approve the tax project presented by the government if an important change on taxation is

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The Struggle Continues, Warn Chilean Social Leaders

1 Santiago, Chile, Sep 15. -The mobilizations will continue in Chile until the objective to change the exclusive teaching model is achieved, reaffirmed the Chilean Student Federation. In a mass gathering in Santiago this Wednesday, Spokeswoman for the Chilean Student Federation Camila Vallejo and President of the Teachers College Jaime Gajardo, both considered emblematic figures of the Social Movement, highlighted

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Latin America Mobilizes in Solidarity with Chilean Students

1 Santiago de Chile, Sep 8. -Social organizations in various Latin American countries will demonstrate Thursday in solidarity with the social movement defending public education in Chile.The expressions of solidarity are taking place in El Salvador, Costa Rica, Colombia, Peru, Ecuador, Argentina, Paraguay, and Uruguay, according to the Association of Chilean Professors. The different initiatives, which include sending letters to

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Chile: Mining City on Strike

0 Santiago, Aug 29. -A general strike is being stage in Chile for the second time in 2011 at the mining town of Calama, where its residents are demanding the re-nationalization of copper and more government´s attention.Miners in Calama went on strike on June 2011, since they were feeling neglected by the government, although they were working in one of

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Neoliberal Model in Chile Reached its Deadlock

0 Santiago de Chile, Jun 25. -The state of social turmoil in Chile shows that the neoliberal model imposed by the regime of Augusto Pinochet (1973-1990) reached its highest point, noted the magazine Punto Final on Friday here. The model of dictatorial domination regime is exhausted because the country in which it was imposed changed, remarked the media after referring

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