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Chilean Student Movement Lands Major Victory

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A victory has finally arrived for the ongoing Chilean student movement. The country’s justice minister, Teodoro Ribera, was recently forced from office due to a corruption scandal involving several private institutions.

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Chilean students have been demonstrating since March 2011. They have accused private universities of operating for-profit scams. They also believe that they are receiving substandard education.

It has been revealed that Ribera has close ties with a private university and a former official who is currently under investigation, Luis Eugenio Diaz. Diaz was formerly in charge of accrediting private universities. Chilean police have discovered e-mails from Diaz in which he proposes to charge hundreds of thousands of dollars for accreditation. He has been imprisoned and is suspected of bribery and coercion.

It has also been discovered that several universities had structured deals with property developers. The property developers would build the educational institutions then rent them back to the university. This money was often paid to members of the same university management team.

Diego Vela, president of the Catholic University student federation stated, “The government and the [education] ministry act like they are facing the shutdown of a company. Education is not a business. This is about families, frustrating projects, economic struggles, and waste of human talent.”

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