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 [...]

Chile To Mark First Anniversary Of Its Social Outbreak

By Telesur English. -

Chile's Constituent Unity Pact (CUP) called on citizens to commemorate the first anniversary of the social outbreak with pot-banging, honking, cycling, caravans, and cultural [...]

‘Extreme Option: Overthrow Allende’

By Peter Kornbluh, Portside. -

Washington, DC - On September 15, 1970, during a twenty-minute meeting in the Oval Office between 3:25 pm and 3:45 pm, President Richard Nixon ordered the CIA to foment a military coup in Chile. [...]

Racism In Chile

By Andre Vltchek, Orinoco Tribune. -

Recently, when a retired Chilean U.N. employee tried to enter ECLAC (United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, based in Santiago de Chile) to claim her pension in a [...]

Chile: Night Of Fury To Demand The Withdrawal Of Pension Funds

By Telesur English. -

From Tuesday night until early Wednesday morning, Chilean citizens took to the streets to support a pension-related bill and protest against President Sebastian Piñera. Today the Lower [...]

Chilean Arpilleras Sustain Political Momentum During Lockdown

By Nathalia Santos Ocasio, NACLA. -

After five months of continual mass mobilizations, the Chilean estallido, or uprising, came to a sudden interruption in mid-March due to the coronavirus pandemic. President Sebastián Piñera [...]