Tag Archives: Chile

“It will be like having a doll in my arms”

TweetGood morning, and welcome to the worst story you’ve read all day even though it’s only 9am. Earlier this week, we covered the story of the 11-year-old Chilean girl who is pregnant as a result of rape by her mother’s partner, and who is being denied an abortion because they’re not legal in Chile, even [...]
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Chile won’t let pregnant 11-year-old raped by her mother’s boyfriend have an abortion

TweetShe is known as Belén. She is eleven years old and 14 weeks pregnant. She was raped repeatedly by her mother’s boyfriend over the course of two years. The mother claims the relationship that started when her daughter was NINE was consensual. Thankfully, Belén’s grandmother doesn’t see it that way, and she alerted the police [...]
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Chile’s student movement renews protests after negotiations fall apart

Tweet Chilean student leader Camila Vallejo (Image credit: Aliosha Marquez/AP) For the last several months, Chilean students have been in revolt. They’re demanding “free and equal quality” university education for all, and they’ve launched what’s become the nation’s largest protest movement since the days of Pinochet to get it. Since May, the movement has organized [...]
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