Latin American Youths Raise Their Voices

From Santiago to Bogotá, student movements are changing their countries' agendas. Two weeks ago, a new generation of Peruvians prompted the overthrow of interim President Manuel Merino.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Up to a little over two weeks ago, journalism student Alba Ñaupas, 21, a resident of El Agustino, a lower-middle-class neighborhood in eastern Lima, Peru, had never taken part in a rally. But on the night of November 9th, when she learned that Congress had ousted President Martín Vizcarra, she did not hesitate for a second.

Outraged at what she saw as politicians taking advantage of the . . .

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