Camila Vallejo is not a rebel. She is a middle class 24 year old geography student who grew up in a priviledged household and that is great but it does not entitled her to push aside and neglect all the the hard work the Chilean people and Labor Unions have done over the span of many years. She has grossly misrepresented the truth and has allowed the publication, The UK Guardian to also grossly misrepresent the truth. As the president of the university, Camila Vallejo started out speaking for the student movement in Santiago but it seems this has taken over her ego as she has grossly misrepresented herself and the movement. Camila Vallejo has repeatedly bragged about being famous and this seems to be her motivation. A serious revolutionary does not engage in such self promotion. The UK Guardian article and Camila Vallejo have hurt and made a mockery out of the Chilean people and hard working organizers who are simply trying to create real substantial change in Chile's government. The Guardian publication entitled, The Student who can shut down a city is false. Camila Vallejo had absolutely nothing to do with the shut down of Santiago, Chile and The UK Guardian rag should issue a retraction. This woman, Camila Vallejo, appears to enjoy taking credit where credit is not due and in this case, it is an outright lie.
Regarding the UK Guardian article "2 Day Shut Down of a City" That is an outrageous incorrect statement. Camila Vallejo issued about the Chile protests, "It is always the youth who always make the first move [...] now the older generations have joined us in this fight." is catagorically false. Ms. Vallejo, exactly who do you think that you are? There are many younger people who work in the Chile Labor Unions, have you ever even had a job? There are many Chilean women and men in the Professional Teachers Association that are also 24 years old and have indeed fought long and hard for educational reform. Just because they do not get their picture taken as much as you does not mean they are not working hard to create change. This statement illustrates unintelligence, ignorance and ego based on nothing more than CV's grand delusions. On the contrary, the Revolutionary Chilean Protests have been an on-going series of protests led by large labor unions, professors and teachers over the span of many years. It is the students who have contributed and have joined in. The Chilean protest movement led by The Workers United Center of Chile (CUT) over the span of many years has created substantial change in economic, educational and social policy reform and may lead the way for historical constitutional reforms. August 24-25 2011 was a historical event as it marks the first 2 day labor union strike in Chile's history.The fact is that the 2 day shut down of the city Santiago in Chile was organized by The Unitary Central for Workers (CUT). CUT is a labor union made up of over 80 unions. These unions had been working and organizing since May 2011 to prepare for the historical strike.