Category: Chile

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Charlie Ebert: Chile’s 2021 forecast: clouds of unrest and a drizzle of hope

Presidential elections, a constitutional reform process and rising social tensions: 2021 is shaping up to be a critical year that will define Chile’s future

Grace Livingstone: Review – Santiago Rising

Review of Santiago Rising, a new film which portrays the recent eruption of protest against inequality in Chile

Victor Figueroa Clark: What’s next for Chile on the road to a new constitution

Chile’s referendum result is a cry for progressive change, but the struggle to translate mass social mobilization into the drafting of a new constitution remains

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Ariel Dorfman: A New Constitution: What the United States Can Learn From Chile

Do the problems that beset us, so similar to those that plague our Chilean brothers and sisters, not cry out for a radical reimagining of who we are?

Javiera Manzi: “A Desire Rooted in Revolt”

Chileans Vote Overwhelmingly to Rewrite Pinochet-Era Constitution

Kenny Stancil: Chile Votes to Rewrite Pinochet Era Constitution

‘Let This Echo Around the World’

Charis McGowan: Celebrations as Chile votes by huge majority to scrap Pinochet-era constitution

A plebiscite called in response to street protests in 2019 sees 78% of people back a new charter to replace one imposed by the military dictatorship of of General Augusto Pinochet

Democracia Abierta: The Chilean referendum: getting rid of the shadow of Pinochet’s dictatorship

Twelve months after the violent protests broke out, the Chilean people are preparing for an unprecedented process: voting to decide whether to begin drafting a new Constitution, which should be more socially equitable and economically inclusive

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Bree Busk: Chileans mobilize in advance of a historic plebiscite

After seven months in quarantine, protesters have returned to the streets to reawaken the uprising they initiated the previous October

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Ariel Dorfman: The Meaning of Allende’s Triumph

I danced in the streets after Allende’s victory in Chile 50 years ago. Now I see its lessons for today

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