15 August 2012

CHILE : 17 August UPDATE: Police Arrest 139 Students For Occupying Santiago Schools.


     Student protests in Santiago resumed...with a vengeance.
     And police finally cracked down...evicting and arresting 139 students from several high schools they had occupied for days.
     For over a year...students have been demanding a complete overhaul of the private educational system established by military dictator Pinochet.
     Conservative billionaire President Pinera has seen his popularity rapidly erode over dealings with the education issue. 
     Pinera is the most unpopular president in Chile's democratic history.