Archive for November, 2011

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In Political Free Fall, Chile’s Piñera Has Company — On The Left

November 2, 2011

President Sebastian Pinera (Gobierno de Chile/Flickr)

Since last October’s improbable yet ultimately successful rescue of 33 miners in northern Chile, President Sebastián Piñera has had little else to celebrate – except maybe that the opposition Concertación coalition is faring just about as badly as he is. Read the rest of this entry ?

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Student Movement Marches On In Chile

November 2, 2011

Student protestors in Santiago (Tom/Flickr)

Chile’s student protestors are beginning to regroup following a tragic plane accident earlier this month that cost the powerful reform movement both momentum and a popular ally: beloved television personality Felipe Camiroaga. One of the country’s biggest celebrities, Camiroaga died along with 20 others when the military plane they were traveling on crashed off the coast of Chile’s Juan Fernández islands. Read the rest of this entry ?