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History vs. Fiction? Gael vs. Chile? Memory Struggles over the Film “No”

As an historian, I’m never all that surprised when fictional films don’t live up to historical reality. So I wasn’t shocked when the film No, which tells a story about the media side of the No campaign in the 1988 … Continue reading

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100,000 Students March in Chile’s Second (and largest) Protest of the Year

Yesterday, Wedensday, May 16, 100,000 students and supporters marched in Santiago in the protest organized by the Confederation of University Students of Chile (Confech). Confech spokesperson  and president of the Student Federation of the Universidad de Chile (FECh) Gabriel Boric … Continue reading

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Student Protests and Pinochet’s Will: Public and Private Memory of Neoliberalism

On Wednesday, April 25, two important and interrelated events occurred in Chile: the former dictator Augusto Pinochet Ugarte’s revised last will and testament was opened, and around 60,000 students marched in protest of the economical and social disadvantages ingrained in … Continue reading

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