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The ultra-conservative Republican Party won a majority on Chile’s new Constitutional Council, delivering a major blow to President Gabriel Boric’s transformative platform.
En medio del proceso de cambio en curso, un analista de los movimientos sociales chilenos reflexiona sobre las múltiples izquierdas y las relaciones de poder que existen hoy en Chile.
Read the editor's introduction to the Winter 2022 issue of the NACLA Report, "Apruebo por Chile: Charting a Future in the Aftermath of Defeat."
Disinformation campaigns and fears that Indigenous rights would erode national identity and unity were leading factors in the charter’s defeat.
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.