What we’re reading: Chilean protests continue in Santiago

first_imgYulissa Cortina Twitter TCU celebrates first-generation students Yulissa Cortinahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/yulissa-cortina/ Facebook printEighteen people, including a four-year-old child, have been killed in Chilean protests.Protestors in Santiago, Chile. Photo courtesy of CNNWhat started as a protest for the rise in subway ticket prices has now turned into anger towards President Sebastian Pinera’s apology for the nation’s economic problems and his promise for a new social and economic agenda. Crowds have gathered in downtown Santiago for six consecutive days, protesting everything from economic inequalities and living costs to the country’s rising debt.  “It’s true, problems have not occurred in recent days. They have been accumulating for decades,” Pinera said. The government has extended a curfew for the Santiago metropolitan region from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. as thousands have been involved in the protests. Classes and schools in the city have also been shut down until Friday. According to the head of national defense, the curfew is “limiting citizens’ mobility in order to guarantee tranquility and order in the area.”Tanzanian court upheld a law banning child marriageThe Tanzanian Supreme Court of Appeals dismissed the country’s attorney general’s appeal of a law that banned children under the age of 18 from getting married. Last year, the high court ruled sections of the country’s marriage act unconstitutional and raised the legal age of marriage.According to UN estimates, Tanzania had one of the highest rates of child marriage in the world, with two out of every five girls being married before the age of 18. Thirty-nine bodies found in a container on the back of a truckThirty-nine bodies were found in a truck at an industrial park in Grays, Essex. Officials at the scene. Photo courtesy of CNNAll 39 people, eight women and 31 men, are believed to be Chinese nationals. A Northern Ireland truck driver, Mo Robinson, was arrested on suspicion for the murders of the bodies found in the container. China has called for an investigation. Linkedin Yulissa Cortinahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/yulissa-cortina/ Yulissa Cortinahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/yulissa-cortina/ ReddIt Students approve all proposed changes to SGA’s constitution Twitter Previous articleTCU looks to cut benefits for future employeesNext articleStudents, faculty protest police brutality following death of Atatiana Jefferson Yulissa Cortina RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ULA gives college advice​ to local high schoolers Housing still limited after construction of new residence halls ReddIt TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history + posts World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Facebook Linkedin Yulissa Cortinahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/yulissa-cortina/ Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more