Category: Chile

Ramona Wadi: A Repressive Status Quo

As Chile’s president-elect Sebastian Piñera promises to perfect its anti-terror laws, repression against the Mapuche people seems likely to increase during his second presidential term

Ariel Dorfman: A Lesson on Immigration From Pablo Neruda

Where are the presidents who welcome destitute refugees with open arms despite the most virulent slander against them?

Ariel Dorfman: How to Read Donald Trump

On Burning Books But Not Ideas

Federico Fuentes: Workers at world’s biggest copper mines strike

Workers have gone on indefinite strikes at Chile and Peru’s largest copper mines and ignited the potential for further struggles in the sector

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

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