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United States adds bases in South America

Until recently, the United States has operated 22 U.S. military bases in Latin America, 800 worldwide. Now there are two more, one in Chile and another in Argentina.

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Intense protests rock Patagonian Chile

Aysen protest groups coalesced under the slogan "Aysen, your problem is my problem." The government in Santiago received their demands on February 25.

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Interview with Chilean student leader Camila Vallejo: They'll see that it's worthwhile

She's president of the Chilean Students' Federation, and a picture of Karl Marx hangs in her office. Camila Vallejo, 23 years old, has been instrumental in propelling Chile's student movement, mobilized now for almost six months.

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Amidst global Occupy movement, Chilean students show the way

Building over five months, students there have moved from immediate demands to an overall critique of Chile's dominant political-economic system.

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Chilean communists take a hit as protests mount

A group of 50 self proclaimed, "rebel students" on September 12 attacked the Santiago offices of the Chilean Communist Party's (CP) Central Committee.

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Chile resists - students and labor join forces

Anational strike called by the Workers' United Center of Chile (CUT), massed 400, 000 people in the capital city of Santiago and 200,000 elsewhere.

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The student leader who put Chile’s government against the ropes

Camila Vallejo Dowling, 23, a geography student at the University of Chile and president of the Student Federation of the same university (FECH), has become the most popular and inspiring leader of the current and massive student movement there.

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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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