Santiago August 10th 2011 Our eyes are streaming and the back of our throats are dry and scratchy. The effects of tear gas. In our hunt for food on the night of our arrival in Chile, we have walked into a riot.
We learn that there have been demonstrations for weeks over the standards of, and funding for, education. In an effort to stem the dissent, the Government has deemed today´s march on the capital illegal. Th ... read more
South America » Chile » Santiago Region » Santiago Prior to the coming of the Spanish in the 16th century, northern Chile was under Inca rule while Araucanian Indians inhabited central and southern Chile; the latter were not completely subjugated until the early 1880s. Although Chile declared its ind... ... read more