Taroa Zuniga Silva
The bewildering vote in Chile that rejected a new constitution

Chileans recently rejected a progressive constitution by a decisive margin despite voting to replace the Pinochet-era constitution in 2020. What explains this seemingly divergent positions?

Why lithium power politics are playing out very differently in Chile and Bolivia

The people of Bolivia and Chile imagine a different kind of extraction: one that is controlled by those who live by the resources and one that does not destroy the earth.

Chile’s lithium provides profit to the billionaires but exhausts the land and the people

About a third of the world’s lithium comes from Chile. The needs of the people of Chile seem to only come after the needs of the large corporations.

Colombia needs democracy, plain and simple: An interview with María José Pizarro

The run-off presidential election in Colombia in June 19 is a rare opportunity for a left-wing breakthrough, which will help set aside the violent agenda that has so far been supported by the country’s elite

Labor and workers’ rights are at the heart of Chile’s new Constitutional Convention

The members of the Constitutional Convention have been working since July 2021 to propose a new, more inclusive framework for the country

Chile is at the political crossroads: social renewal or decades of painful neoliberal policy

Presidential candidate José Antonio Kast reflects the failure of Chile to prosecute those who violated the rights of Chileans during the 30 years of Pinochet’s rule

Ecuador’s neoliberal government announces state emergency to impose austerity

The declaration of a state of emergency by Guillermo Lasso is more likely about quelling opposition than guaranteeing security for Ecuadorians

Sex workers and COVID-19: Resisting the pandemic and criminalization

Sex workers who work at the intersection of informality, stigmatization and criminalization have strengthened their organizing to grapple with the economic impact of the pandemic

Meet the communists who now govern Chile

The recent victories of the left in a number of municipalities and in elections for the Constitutional Convention have set the stage for a categorical rejection of the legacy of the Augusto Pinochet dictatorship and the building of a new Chile

Why delivery workers across the planet are rising up against exploitation

Even before the crisis of the pandemic, food delivery companies have seen their profits skyrocket while their so-called “self-employed” workers suffer rights violations and were banned from unionizing.

Migrant women are holding society together during this pandemic

Throughout the past year, as the epidemic has ravaged the world, domestic workers, the bulk of whom are migrant women, have shouldered extremely heavy burdens. At the same time, their working conditions have taken a turn for the worse