Chile student protests
Some reformers want to upend the system entirely.
As the country’s youngest legislators navigate bureaucracy and party politics, reforms are slow to come by.

In an environment of international soccer scandal and domestic frustration, Chile will kick off its run as host of the Copa América today when it takes on Ecuador in the first match of the three-week tournament. Chilean President Michele Bachelet will help inaugurate the tournament Thursday as student protesters try to draw attention to the country’s education system.

Those on the frontlines of Chile’s student protests are now seeking to affect change from within the establishment.
As Chile's student marches continue, some former leaders of the movement are transitioning to electoral politics, looking to win seats in parliament come November.

Thousands of high school and university students protested in the Chilean capital of Santiago yesterday to demand education reform.

On Wednesday, newly-elected Chilean student leader Andrés Fielbaum outlined his approach for educational reform in Chile in the coming year, emphasizing the importance of the student movement in determining the outcome of the December 2013 presidential elections.

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