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Failed Education Reform in Chile Prompts Hunger Strikes, Protests by Thousands of Students Failed Education Reform in Chile Prompts Hunger Strikes, Protests by Thousands of Students This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: We turn now to Chile, where tens of thousands of students have been protesting across the country for the last several weeks demanding comprehensive educational reforms. Students have expressed frustration at President Sebastián Piñera’s failure to respond to their demands. Last week, high school students in the port city of Antofagasta joined a hunger strike by students called earlier in the capital, Santiago. They’re demanding an end to privatized education in Chile, which has left generations of students deeply in debt.
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