Articles by: Taroa Zúñiga Silva

The Bewildering Vote in Chile That Rejected a New Constitution

The Bewildering Vote in Chile That Rejected a New Constitution

by Taroa Zúñiga Silva and Vijay Prashad On September 4, 2022, more than 13 million Chileans—out of a voting-eligible population of approximately 15 million—voted on a proposal to introduce a new constitution in the country. As early as March, polls began to suggest that the constitution would not be able to pass. However, polls had hinted for months at a narrowing of the lead[Read More…]

by 10/09/2022 Comments are Disabled World
Labor and Workers’ Rights Are at the Heart of Chile’s New Constitutional Convention

Labor and Workers’ Rights Are at the Heart of Chile’s New Constitutional Convention

Even the workers in the Constitutional Convention process are themselves organizing a union. On March 13, 2022, two days after Gabriel Boric was sworn in as the president of Chile, Minister General Secretariat of Government Camila Vallejo told 24 Horas during an interview that her duty is “to accompany and support the constitutional process,” when asked about the government’s priorities during 2022. These two[Read More…]

by 01/04/2022 Comments are Disabled World