Chile

September 29, 2022
Macarena Segovia and Paulina Toro / CIPER

At the outset of the constitutional process, it seemed certain that Chile would approve its new constitution. The opposition turned the tide.

September 10, 2022
Carole Concha Bell

Disinformation campaigns and fears that Indigenous rights would erode national identity and unity were leading factors in the charter’s defeat.

September 8, 2022
Noam Titelman / Nueva Sociedad

The majority of Chileans voted against the proposed new constitution. How can we interpret the “no” vote’s significant victory?

July 21, 2022
Angelina de los Santos / openDemocracy

Activists in Quintero-Puchuncaví Bay "sacrifice zone" hail closure of Codelco plant that poisoned their community.

July 13, 2022
Arlette Gay, Christian Sánchez, and Cäcilie Schildberg / Nueva Sociedad

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.

July 1, 2022
Pablo Millalén

Kelly Bauer’s book documents how post-dictatorship governments in Chile have responded inconsistently to Mapuche claims, often favoring political and economic elites.

July 1, 2022
Pablo Millalén

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.  

May 31, 2022
Carole Concha Bell

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.

December 23, 2021
Romina Green Rioja

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.

December 22, 2021
Pablo Stefanoni

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.

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