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No Más! Campaign Calls for Chilean Government to Protect Human Rights
Since last October, sparked by a hike in public transportation fares, a broad alliance of Chile's unions and other social movements have been protesting against low wages, the high cost of basic necessities and persistently high social inequality. The country's extreme model of privatization of most public services and basic programs in health, social security and education has guided most public policy since the Augusto Pinochet dictatorship (1973-1990). Since October, the Central Unitaria de Trabajadores (CUT), Chile's largest labor organization has convened three general strikes, the largest of which brought over a million people into the streets.