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Felipe Larrain: 'Tremendous social change in Chile'

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There have been major protests in Chile over the government's education policies. Students say the system is unfair as the middle classes have access to some of the best schooling in Latin America, while the poor have to be content with under-funded state schools.

But Chile's finance minister Felipe Larrain tells HARDtalk's that 20% of government spending now goes on education and one million people are now in higher education.

You can watch the full interview on BBC World News on Monday 17th September 2012 at 03:30, 08:30, 15:30 and 20:30 GMT. It also broadcasts on the BBC News Channel in the UK at 04:30 BST on Monday 17th September and 00:30 BST on Tuesday 18th September 2012.

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