Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Chile: students fight with police (again)

In a near repeat of incidents last week, over ninety protestors were arrested in Chile’s capital city after demonstrations over the Transantiago public transit system got ugly. According to the local press, a few dozen people fought with police today after splitting away from a march (image) where more than 2000 students walked to the nation’s Department of Transportation.

Support for Chilean president Michelle Bachelet continues to gradually decrease despite promises to fix problems in the recently inaugurated Transantiago network. Justin Vogler in Upside Down World provides a great analysis of how Chile has changed under Bachelet’s rule.

Links- International Herald Tribune, La Tercera, Upside Down World, The Latin Americanist, BBC News, Angus Reid Consultants

Image- La Tercera

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