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Chileans demand free education

The Chilean education system has been caught in the eye of a storm driven by hundreds of thousands of students and teachers who are demanding democratic education reforms.

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Chile's right-wing president on the ropes

Right-wing President Sebastian Piñera's popularity rate is at 31 percent, down from 63 percent approval months earlier.

Chilean Communist freed as Colombia drops charges

Accused of rounding up money for the FARC, Manuel Olate was detained for three months as a first step to extradition.

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Chile seeks truth about deaths of Allende and Neruda

The body of former Chilean President Salvador Allende was exhumed in May in an attempt to determine whether the democratically elected socialist president was murdered.

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Protests assail rigged trial of Chile indigenous leaders

The conviction of four leaders of the Mapuche indigenous group in Chile is drawing international and national condemnation of Chile's right wing government and President Sebastian Piñera.

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Urzúa, miner number 33

Chilean miner #33, Luis Urzúa, the leader of the entrapped group,  embodies Chile's history from Allende to Pinochet to now with working-class dignity and tenacious faith in his fellow miners and humankind.

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World cheers Chilean miners rescue

SAN JOSE MINE, Chile - The miners who spent 69 agonizing days deep under the Chilean earth were hoisted one by one to freedom Oct. 13 to the cheers of millions around the world.

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South American summit tackles regional integration

Another step in the tortuous process of Latin American integration was marked May 3-4 when representatives of all 12 states belonging to the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) met.

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Chilean earthquakes, tsunamis and politics

An eyewitness account of Chile's earthquake and the ensuing political struggle that took place immediately after the disaster.

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