Category: South America

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Ariel Dorfman: President Boric must lay Chile’s ghosts to rest

Oppressive conservative forces are still strong in Chile and Gabriel Boric’s supporters are impatient for change. Can he fulfil his promise?

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Javiera Manzi: Chilean president Boric’s election was a movement victory

The victory of Chile’s new president Gabriel Boric laid bare the interconnectedness of street-level and electoral politics: abandoning one can compromise the other

Aljazeera: Chile swears in new President Gabriel Boric in ‘historic shift’

Gabriel Boric is a former student leader who has promised a more inclusive society in one of the region’s most socially unequal countries

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David Duhalde: Chile Shows How Social Movements Can Win Elections

Chileans’ commitment to replacing the country’s neoliberal constitution led to the inauguration of a young leftist president

Alexis Cortés: Gabriel Boric Gets to Work Remaking Chile

The youngest president in the history of the Andean nation has a difficult job ahead of him

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Ariel Dorfman: Chile’s Bold Adventure in Democracy

Despite challenges and disputes aplenty, my country has embarked on a remarkable project: a truly popular debate about what sort of nation it should aspire to be

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Tristan Partridge: Fighting the wildfires that threaten Chile’s peatlands is vital for us all

We must protect South America’s southernmost tip – a large carbon store – not just for the Indigenous people who call it home, but for the world

Doris Balvín: Declaration of climate emergency: an answer to the new generations

We welcome the fact that we are now at a different stage and that the government of President Pedro Castillo has taken the first step to meet the demands of the new generations

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Stellan Vinthagen: A radical land occupation in Brazil shows how to reimagine our societies for the better

Brazil’s MST have achieved something even Gandhi never could: the combination of constructive alternatives with broad-based resistance

Roberto Robaina: ‘Millions have their hopes set on a Bolsonaro defeat’

With Brazil’s extreme right president Jair Bolsonaro up for re-election later this year, the desire to have him thrown out of office is running high

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