Chile

March 9, 2016
Fabiana Li

How local resistance halted construction of a destructive mining project on the Chilean border

October 18, 2015
Edward Murphy

The making of a long-term right to housing has constrained the largely unfettered free-market policies embraced by the Pinochet dictatorship and the democratic presidencies that followed. 

July 9, 2015
Consuelo Cortés Abad

It remains to be seen how President Michelle Bachelet will weather the current discontent with her presidency, and whether she can effectively deal with the corruption that threatens her ability to govern.

March 3, 2015

A new Chilean law bans profits, tuition, and selective admissions in private primary and secondary schools that receive state subsidies--but students say much more is needed to dismantle the most commodified education system in the world. 

January 23, 2015
NACLA

Pedro Lemebel was an uncompromising fighter for human and sexual rights whose work will forever challenge the homophobic culture of the Chilean left.

October 22, 2014

Despite Chile’s potential to shift to renewable energy sources, Michelle Bachelet has adopted the same energy strategy as her conservative predecessor.

August 25, 2014
Alexia Richardson

Human rights activists in Chile demand the release of the remaining secret archives from the dictatorship. Forty years after the coup, the state is beginning to comply.

May 30, 2014
Valparaíso civil society responded to April's massive fires with community-led relief and reconstruction initiatives. Can an urban catastrophe become an opportunity for progressive grassroots change?
March 14, 2014
Even as they continue to shape the domestic political agenda, Chile's resurgent social movements are mobilizing to build cross-border solidarity, pressuring newly-elected President Michelle Bachelet to ally with other leftist governments in the region.
October 24, 2013
A photo essay from the week of September 11, 2013 in Chile, marking the 40th anniversary of the overthrow of Salvador Allende’s Popular Unity government by a U.S.-backed military coup (Part 2). 

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