In the article “Chilean Student Association” from Nov. 1, Boris Cardenas expresses concerns about our activities.
To be clear, the Chilean Student Association is not a political organization. It has a diverse membership and welcomes discussion among individuals with different ideas, which is one of the benefits of being on a university campus. Our main aim is to generate collaborative bridges between our members, who are developing important investigations at UC Davis and Chile in order to contribute to the development of our country. The association expects to meet with any outstanding and valid Chilean authority visiting Davis — no matter of political preferences — to advance its goals.
The association and our affiliates have concerns about the ongoing demands to improve education in Chile and will do our best to contribute to that from California. In fact, there are several activities that are in our agenda regarding this issue.
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