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By Jennifer Bisgaier, Research Associate at the Council on Hemispheric Affairs on May 29, 2013 | No CommentsOver the past few weeks, Chilean students in major cities, including Santiago, Valparaiso, Concepción, and Temuco, have returned to the streets in full force in order to protest recent changes implemented by the Education Ministry and demand “free education for all.”  The dramatic protests, which began back in early...
By BY W. Alejandro Sanchez, Research Fellow at the Council on Hemispheric Affairs, and Kimberly Bullard, Research Associate at the Council on Hemispheric Affairs on May 21, 2013 | No CommentsIn mid January 2013, the inhabitants of Chile’s Easter Island carried out major protests, declaring that the central government in Santiago had largely forgotten them and had failed to contribute to the island’s growth and development. An article in the British daily The Guardian explained how some islanders had even...
By Joel Jaeger, Research Fellow at the Council on Hemispheric Affairs on February 14, 2013 | 2 Comments
Peru and Chile: The Mournful Fate of Peru’s 19th Century Doughty Naval Vessel, the Huascar, and its Relevance to Lima’s Current Maritime Dispute with Chile
By Kate Hayden, Research Associate at the Council on Hemispheric Affairs on November 19, 2012 | 2 Comments“People say you can’t go back. So, well what happens if you get to the cliff and you take one step forward? Do you do a 180-degree turn and take one step forward? Which way are you going? Which is progress?” –Douglas Tompkins, 180 Degrees South Documentary Latin America has...
By Joel Jaeger, Research Associate at the Council on Hemispheric Affairs on November 7, 2012 | 3 CommentsIf the countries of Latin America wish to promote peace in the region, they must keep a vigilant eye on arms control. A simple and effective way to build trust and confidence between nations is to promote transparency in the arms trade. Openness in the buying and selling of arms...