- CHINA / ENVIRONMENT: Beijing Sets New Standard For...Dense Deadly Smog.
- SERBIA / LIBYA : Are Serbian Mercenary Pilots Bombing Protestors In Tripoli?
- BRASIL: More Headaches For Dilma : Her VP's In-Law On Playboy Cover...And Chief Aide's Dubious Payment.
- MEXICO/ USA : 11 Oct. UPDATE: Navy Admits Killing Top Zetas Leader Lazcano...Was Accident; 'La Ardilla' Smirks Over His Arrest For Falcon Lake Murder; Analysis Of Calderon's 'Kill The Capos' Plan.
- POLAND: C.Bank To Strengthen Zloty By Selling Euros.
- BRASIL / ITALY / GUATEMALA / USA / RUSSIA: 1 Dead, 7 Injured In Rio Fuel Tanks Fires/ Blasts; Ruby Heartstealer Admits Lying About Silvio's Sex Parties, Money; Ex-Prez Alfonso Portillo Extradited To USA For Money Laundering; Moscow Bans VKontakte By 'Mistake.'
- GUATEMALA : Court Throws Out Rios Montt Genocide Conviction; Trial Restart Ordered.
- COSTA RICA / PERU / COLOMBIA : 17 May UPDATE : 2 More Aides Resign After Prez. Chinchilla Comes Under Fire For Free Flights On Alleged Narco Jet; Key Minister Resigns Over Flight From Bogus Person.
- BRASIL: Rio Debates Squatters And Slums After Tragic Landslides.
- RUSSIA : Drunk's Death Scene Dance...Goes Viral...Offends Many.
27 August 2011
CHILE: 29 Aug. UPDATE: Pinera Pledges Answers To Teen's Death; Will Meet With Protesters; Vallejo Demands Punishment.
After 3 brutal months of protests...met only with stubborn resistence, water cannons and tear gas...that sent his popularity to historic lows...President Sebastian Piñera reluctantly agreed to meet with students and teachers demanding more state funding for education.
He also said officials continue to look into the death of Manuel Gutierrez Reinoso, 16, shot outside Santiago.
Witnesses said he was shot by police. He was the first fatality in 3 months of protests.
Student leader Camila Vallejo (above) has vowed to confront the government "face to face" over the death. "They have to take responsibility for this, one way or another, because it cannot go unpunished," she said.
As for the Pinera meeting, University of Concepcion leader Guillermo Petersen is doubtful the president will make any real concessions.
Almost 1,400 people were arrested nationwide...with more than 200 police and civilians injured during the 2-day general strike.