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Bolivians stage miniature festival in tribute to god of abundance

Bolivia is throwing a little party. Literally. It’s a yearly festival in which street vendors hawk everything miniature — from houses to clothes to passports — for small bills of fake money. The old month-long fair that started Thursday is called ‘Alasita,’ which means ‘buy me’ in the indigenous Aymara…

50 arrested as Chile education protest turn violent

SANTIAGO — At least 50 people were arrested in the Chilean capital Thursday amid clashes with police during a student demonstration over the quality and cost of higher education. The demo involving some 5,000 protesters also saw three policemen hurt, one of them seriously, in the hours-long clashes, police said.…

More than 500 detained in Chile student protests

More than 500 people were arrested and 14 wounded in cities across Chile Thursday when police fired water cannons and tear gas to disperse student protesters calling for education reforms. Hundreds of students later occupied a Chilean TV station until producers agreed to air their message. In the evening thousands…

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