In 2011, Chile was marked by the masses protesting the outrageous tuition rates and extreme levels of student debts. In 2016, the Chilean government responded by enacting a program known as gratuidad—making college free for qualified students. With the goals of reducing student debt, increasing enrollment among lower-income students, and decreasing the inequality entrenched in the education system and its students, gratuidad brought many students hope.
Economy and Development
On Monday, December 2, President Donald Trump announced restore trade policies against Brazil and Argentina due to the massive devaluation of their currencies (Brazilian real and Argentine peso). Specifically, Pres.
Since Jair Bolsonaro’s assumption of the Brazilian presidency, relations between the Latin American giant and China have been more strained than in recent decades.
It is a fact that today, younger people in Latin America have several options and more opportunities to enroll in higher education. However, it does not necessarily mean that these youngers are being instructed under parameters of high quality in education.
During the past few weeks, Chile has been experiencing a social movement, an awakening of sorts, that has moved people of all ages to the streets to protest against the living conditions that have made this country one with the highest levels of inequality in the world (BBCNews, 2019) There are several reasons that have led the country to the current state, most of them stemming from the reforms and neoliberal agenda adopted during the dictatorship.