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At the outset of the constitutional process, it seemed certain that Chile would approve its new constitution. The opposition turned the tide.
Disinformation campaigns and fears that Indigenous rights would erode national identity and unity were leading factors in the charter’s defeat.
The majority of Chileans voted against the proposed new constitution. How can we interpret the “no” vote’s significant victory?
Activists in Quintero-Puchuncaví Bay "sacrifice zone" hail closure of Codelco plant that poisoned their community.
Although an overwhelming majority of Chileans supported the need for a Constitutional Convention, the results of the September 4 vote on the new charter remain unpredictable.
Kelly Bauer’s book documents how post-dictatorship governments in Chile have responded inconsistently to Mapuche claims, often favoring political and economic elites.
El libro de Kelly Bauer documenta como los gobiernos chilenos responden a las reclamaciones Mapuche de forma inconsistente, favoreciendo en muchos casos a las élites económicas y políticas.
After vowing to do things differently, the Boric administration has invoked a familiar playbook in Mapuche territory. The difficult of breaking with the status quo speaks to the entrenched power of the Right.
Elected on the heels of a historic movement against neoliberalism, president-elect Gabriel Boric will face high expectations and social movement pressure to deliver on his campaign promises.
Gabriel Boric’s resounding victory halts the Right in Chile and throughout the region. Now, he must implement a progressive platform that enacts social change while defending human rights.