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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…]

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Chile’s Process of Change

Chile’s Process of Change

The 2021 presidential election in Chile has resulted in the victory of the left candidate Gabriel Boric. With nearly 56% of the vote, he has won by a margin of more than 10 percentage points. In absolute terms, this is a record majority, with some 4.6 million votes cast for Boric, putting him almost 1 million votes ahead of the[Read More…]

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Left-wing Victory in Chile

Left-wing Victory in Chile

The 2021 presidential election in Chile has resulted in the victory of the Left candidate Gabriel Boric. With nearly 56% of the vote, he has won by a margin of more than 10 percentage points – most presidents had hitherto secured only four or five point leads. In absolute terms, this is a record majority, with some 4.6 million votes cast for[Read More…]

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Left Smiles in Chile

Left Smiles in Chile

In the age of rising tide of neoliberal authoritarianism and populist reactionary religious politics, the electoral victory of left brings smiles to all progressive forces beyond Chile. The people of Chile defeated José Antonio Kast-a committed follower of the country’s former dictator, Gen. Augusto Pinochet who established neoliberal authoritarianism in Chile before it spread worldwide. The decisive victory of Mr[Read More…]

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Chile: another good-sized nail in neoliberalism’s coffin

Chile: another good-sized nail in neoliberalism’s coffin

Men [and women]make their own history, but they do not make it as they please; they do not make it under self-selected circumstances, but under circumstances existing already, given and transmitted from the past. The tradition of all dead generations weighs like a nightmare on the brains of the living.  – Marx, The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte. A few days ago, when[Read More…]

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Gabriel Boric, Speech as President-elect

Gabriel Boric, Speech as President-elect

We publish here in full the speech with which Gabriel Boric Font thanks the people of Chile for the enormous vote received, which makes him the youngest President the country has ever had in its history. This act took place in Santiago, with the most massive concurrence that has ever taken place in the Alameda Bernardo O’Higgins, while in all[Read More…]

by 21/12/2021 Comments are Disabled World
Historic Win For Leftist Gabriel Boric in Chile Presidential Election

Historic Win For Leftist Gabriel Boric in Chile Presidential Election

Apruebo Dignidad candidate Gabriel Boric has won Chile’s presidential elections in a historic victory for the Left in Latin America. Left-wing former student leader Gabriel Boric has beat out far-right candidate Jose Antonio Kast with nearly 100% of the votes tallied, according to figures published by Chile’s electoral authorities SERVEL. Gabriel Boric has become the nation’s youngest leader in modern times. Boric, 35,[Read More…]

by 20/12/2021 Comments are Disabled World
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Chile Is at the Political Crossroads: Social Renewal or Decades of Painful Neoliberal Policy

by Vijay Prashad & Taroa Zúñiga Silva “If [Augusto] Pinochet were alive, he would vote for me,” said José Antonio Kast in 2017, during the Chilean presidential election when he ran as an independent candidate. This was an especially provocative statement made by him out of the many he has made over the years—he had also said that “Chileans need God,” during his campaign[Read More…]

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Chile Is at the Dawn of a New Political Era

Chile Is at the Dawn of a New Political Era

“It feels like we are at the end of an era,” Bárbara Sepúlveda tells me on October 12, 2021. Sepúlveda is a member of Chile’s Constitutional Convention and of the Communist Party of Chile. The era to which Sepúlveda refers is that of General Augusto Pinochet, who led the U.S.-backed coup in 1973 that overthrew the popularly elected government of[Read More…]

by 21/10/2021 Comments are Disabled World
The Other 9/11: Salvador Allende and Chile

The Other 9/11: Salvador Allende and Chile

On September 11 the world  rightly pays homage to the nearly 3000 victims of the horrible 9/11 attack in the USA. However on this day we should in addition also remember the perhaps even higher number of victims of the US-assisted  military coup in Chile on September 11 1973 which also resulted in the highly tragic and widely mourned death[Read More…]

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