Category: Citizenship: Diversity and Equity

Open Schools, Open Minds, Open Societies

Seventeen years of authoritarian rule leave deep scars in the people of a nation. They also leave deep marks in an education system. On a trip to Chile in June 2003 to study the effects of…

Migration

n the last decade, citizens from Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, Argentina and Cuba have flocked to Chile. They migrated to Chile with expectations based on the stability of the economic model…

Homosexual in Chile Today

Homosexual advocacy organizations appeared at the end of the 1980s as a social response to the HIV/AIDS epidemics and the fight for democracy. Homosexual groups such as Liber-H…

Gender and Chile’s Split Culture

Seven out of every ten Chileans (69%) believe that “Having a job is fine, but what most women really want is a house and children,” according to a July 2003 study by the Santiago…

Modernization a la Chilena

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On the 30th anniversary of the coup in 2003, Chile also celebrated two decades of practically uninterrupted economic growth and 15 years of peaceful transition from dictatorship to…

The Struggle of the Mapuche Peoples

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Chile’s Mapuche Nation, with nearly a million members, is becoming a central protagonist of the new Chilean political and cultural panorama. Since the beginning of the 1990s and with the…

The University Student Movement

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Almost three months ago, I witnessed an event that truly describes the situation of the students in my country. The elections for the director of the Federation of Students were happening at the…

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