Chile Is Taking The Final Steps Of Dismantling Dictatorship

By Ariel Dorfman, Institute for Policy Studies. -

The Institute for Policy Studies holds this program every year at the site of the 1976 assassination of IPS colleagues Orlando Letelier and Ronni Karpen Moffitt by agents of Chilean dictator [...]

Defending The Legacy Of Chile’s 2019 Uprising

By Bree Busk, ROAR Magazine. -

On July 5, after a tumultuous morning both inside and outside the former National Congress building, the inaugural meeting of Chile’s Constitutional Convention carried out its first act, electing [...]

Union Hopes High As Chileans Rewrite Anti-Labor Constitution

By Yoel Bitran, Labor Notes. -

Many Americans have become accustomed to hearing that every presidential election is “the most important in a generation.” But for Chileans like myself, these words were undeniably true when [...]

Preserving A People’s History Through Quilts

By Loretta Graceffo, Waging Nonviolence. -

More than 600,000 people in the United States have died of coronavirus since the pandemic began, a number that is incomprehensible. Few people understand the magnitude of this loss more than [...]

Meet The Communists Who Now Govern Chile

By Vijay Prashad and Taroa Zuniga Silva, People's Dispatch. -

Javiera Reyes, who is 31 years old, is the new mayor of the Santiago municipality of Lo Espejo in Chile. “I grew up in a home where [former President of Chile] Salvador Allende was always the [...]

Towards A New Chilean Constitution

By Barbara Fernández Melleda, Alborada. -

A leaderless social movement gathering millions of people across Chile began in October 2019. After decades of protests over healthcare, pensions, education and other issues, these multiple [...]

Chile Is Reborn: A (Political) Earthquake Emerged From The Streets

By Patricio Zamorano, Council on Hemispheric Affairs. -

What happened in Chile this past weekend seems to be one of those historic events that cannot but follow its inexorable course. It is like an enormous, powerful tsunami wave whose size cannot be [...]

Chile Shifts Left To Rewrite Pinochet-era Constitution

By Ben Norton, The Grayzone. -

And today we are going to talk about Chile’s elections. This May there were municipal elections and constituent elections, to write a new constitution, because today Chile still has a [...]

Chile: Left, Independent Forces Win Majority Of Constituents

By Telesur English. -

While the nationwide results for governors, mayors and councilors will not be known until later Sunday night, and final results may not be known for another week, the vote for Chile's [...]

Neoliberalism Was Born In Chile; Neoliberalism Will Die In Chile

By Vijay Prashad, Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research. -

Daniel Jadue is the mayor of Recoleta, a commune that is part of the expanding city of Santiago, Chile. His office is on the sixth floor of a municipal building in whose lower reaches one can [...]

Revolutionary Workers Mount Election Campaign In Chile

By Left Voice. -

On April 11, Chile will elect a convention to write a new constitution, which will replace the constitution of 1980, written by the far-right dictator Augusto Pinochet. Left Voice spoke with two [...]

Chile: Political Parties Urge Dissolution Of Carabineros

By Telesur English. -

Chile's political parties and social leaders on Monday demanded the dissolution of the Military police (Carabineros) three days after an agent shot dead juggler Francisco Martinez, 27, during an [...]

Radical Neoliberalism Was Born And Will Die In Chile

By Patricio Zamorano, Council on Hemispheric Affairs. -

A wave of Indigenous peoples supporting the Luis Arce-David Choquehuanca presidential ticket defeated the main right-wing candidate, Carlos Mesa by 20 points, restoring democracy to Bolivia. Just [...]

Chile: Approval For A New Constitution Wins Massive Mandate

By Telesur English. -

Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020 - Chileans today overwhelmingly approved, at the polls, the doing away of the Constitution drafted and approved under the military regime of Augusto Pinochet and gave the [...]

Chile: Left-Wing Forces Seek New Start With The Plebiscite

By Telesur English. -

Chile's Communist Party (PC) will do everything it can to guarantee a victory in the upcoming referendum on Sunday 25, as the country gets ready to decide whether it remains with the current [...]