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A demonstrator from the group called Black Bloc runs outside the Municipal Assembly during a protest supporting a teachers' strike in Rio de Janeiro on Oct. 7, 2013. The protest is to demand changes in the public state and municipal education system.
A demonstrator from the group called Black Bloc runs outside the Municipal Assembly during a protest supporting a teachers' strike in Rio de Janeiro on Oct. 7, 2013. The protest is to demand changes in the public state and municipal education system.
(RICARDO MORAES/REUTERS)

HASAN TULUY

Latin American protests are the price of economic success

In recent months, massive street protests throughout Latin America have made headlines. In June, Brazil saw the biggest public demonstration in more than two decades. A month later Peru witnessed the largest in a decade. Meanwhile in Chile, student protests of the recent past have evolved now to encompass issues well beyond education.