Chile

October 10, 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 US-backed military coup (Part 1 of 2).
September 30, 2013
Reflections on events in Chile marking the 40th anniversary of the overthrow of Salvador Allende's Popular Unity government, from an eyewitness to the commemoration.
September 13, 2013
Alexandra Hall

Forty years ago this month, a military junta staged a coup in Chile. September 11th 1973 was the first day of a violent dictatorship that would last until 1990. Its aftermath has left a scar on Chilean society. The Museo de Memoria y Derechos Humanos in Santiago, Chile was inaugurated in 2010 to commemorate the tens of thousands of Chileans who were disappeared, tortured, or killed. In this space, Chileans look at photos, hear testimony, and watch video footage of the military coup and its lasting legacy.

September 10, 2013
The coup d'etat by General Augusto Pinochet in Chile on September 11, 1973 transformed the history of socialism. Almost a thousand days before, Salvador Allende and the Popular Unity coalition had taken office promising a “Chilean Road to Socialism” based on democratic principles. The Chilean path towards socialism has been an important example and a warning to left leaning political and social movements for the past 40 years in Latin America.
May 17, 2013
Carlota McAllister

Economic growth and most of the creature comforts enjoyed in developed and, increasingly, developing countries depend on the instant availability of power. Our lives would quickly become unrecognizable if the power stopped coming.

March 15, 2013
The Academy Award-nominated film “NO” re-opens a window on an inspirational moment in Latin American history, when Chileans used the ballot box to bring down the notorious dictatorship of General Augusto Pinochet in a 1988 plebiscite. Even more interesting is some of the history surrounding the event that the film leaves out, especially concerning the U.S. government's role in the "NO" campaign.
June 11, 2012
Guest post by Peter Beattie: In her recent attack against Chilean student protest leader Camila Vallejo, Wall Street Journal columnist Mary Anastasia O’Grady proved herself once again completely unmoored to reality, yet arrogantly self-assured. The combination is just precious.
January 6, 2012
Roger Burbach

Along with the Arab Spring, the indignados movement of Spain, and Occupy Wall Street, Latin America also played a role in the global tumult in 2011. Over the last year diverse grassroots movements in Bolivia, Chile, Mexico, and Peru have been raising  questions and challenging the existent order.

December 29, 2011
NACLA

We are pleased to announce that NACLA has launched its first NACLA Radio Podcast. Featuring content on the U.S.-Mexico Border, Bolivia, Chile, Venezuela, and much more.

December 21, 2011
NACLA

NACLA’s latest Report on the Americas is now available. This issue, "Latino Student Movements: Defending Education," gives voice to Latino student movements across the Americas that are standing up to the crises, cutbacks, and repression.

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