Category: Chile

Walden Bello: How Middle-Class Chileans Contributed to the Overthrow of Salvador Allende

American intervention was one factor leading to the Chilean coup—but unrest on the part of middle-class Chileans was another

Atilio Boron: Similarities Between the 1973 Coup in Chile and the Current Situation in Brazil

After 43 years after the coup d’etát in Chile, which overthrew Salvador Allende’s government, thinker Atilio Borón spoke with Brasil de Fato to analyse the connections between that moment in recent history and the current events that violate the democratic order in Latin America. According to the Argentine sociologist, the constitutional changes made by the Read more…

Greg Grandin: The United States Didn’t Just Help Topple Allende—We Trained the Economists, Too

A new documentary, Chicago Boys, looks at the Chilean economists who brought neoliberalism from the halls of Chicago to the policies of Latin America

Michael E. Tigar: The Letelier-Moffitt Assassination: New Evidence

The Guardian reports that Chilean President Augusto Pinochet personally ordered the assassination of Orlando Letelier and Ronni Moffitt, in Washington, D.C. in September 1976. So, you may say, what’s new?  After all, my partner Sam Buffone and I sued Chile for these murders and won a judgment.  At the trial, our expert witness said that Read more…

René Rojas: Challenging Chile’s Neoliberal Consensus

New movements in Chile are fighting to bring down the country’s post-Pinochet establishment Chile police deploy tear gas, water cannons as 200,000-strong rally turns violent

The latest student rally that gathered some 200,000 people on the eve of the Copa America, the South American football championship, has turned violent with Santiago police shooting tear gas and water cannons

Marta Harnecker: The challenges of advancing toward socialism via the institutional road

From Allende’s Chile to Chávez’s Venezuela

Robert Hunziker: Chile’s Plantation Economy

Neoliberalism is an economy theory that works extremely well, if you are already rich

Sebastian Rosemont: Chilean Activists Change the Rules of the Game

Although many of the protests of 2011 — the year of Occupy Wall Street — have faded, Chilean students and workers managed to win many of their demands

Emily Achtenberg: Fuerza Valpo! Solidarity, Resistance, and Recovery In the Wake of Valparaíso Fires

Similar to the links forged between Occupy activists and communities decimated by Hurricane Sandy, these alliances have now given rise to a nascent community-based reconstruction planning initiative

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