Students in Chile Are Demanding Free Tuition, and Protests Are Turning Violent
The students are angry at President Michelle Bachelet for not fulfilling promises she made to overhaul Chile’s education system during her 2014 election campaign.
Chile Takes Its First Step Towards Easing Pinochet’s Total Ban on Abortion
Deputies approved a bill allowing abortion in three highly restricted cases amid much heated debate in the chamber and on social media. The reform, celebrated as historic by women’s rights activists, now goes to the senate.
Controversial Campaign for DIY Abortions Shocks Chile, Highlighting Need For Reform
One of the graphic videos suggests women should purposefully fall down stairs to induce an abortion in Chile, where the procedure is totally criminalized and has not been reformed since the end of the Pinochet dictatorship.
Two Student Demonstrators Shot to Death in Education Protests in Chile
The two young men, ages 24 and 18, were shot by a 22-year-old resident angry at them for allegedly posting propaganda on his property. Chilean officials promised justice for the victims.
Chile's Bachelet 'Redirects Attention' From Corruption Scandals With Call For a New Constitution
A new constitution would do away with the current charter established in 1980 under the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet. But is Michelle Bachelet just deflecting mounting corruption allegations?