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Chilean Senate to vote on the postponement of upcoming elections

In a special session to be held on Easter Sunday, the Chilean Senate will decide whether or not to postpone the elections wherein over 15 million Chileans will elect 155 members of the Constitutional Convention

Chileans intensify protests against Sebastián Piñera and police

Various social organizations, students’ groups, trade unions and women’s movements have called for a series of protests against the right-wing government of president Sebastián Piñera this month

Massive protests in Chile demanding the release of political prisoners

During the uprising than began in October 2019, thousands were arrested and many continue to face legal processes. A number of mobilizations have been organized to demand their immediate release

Chilean teachers reject plan to reopen schools in March

The national school teachers’ union in Chile stressed that only vaccinating teachers is not enough for a safe return to school, while government authorities have alleged the teachers have been on vacation and don’t want to work

Chile intensifies its war against the Mapuche people

On the day the verdict was announced regarding the assassination of Mapuche leader Camilo Catrillanca, police carried out a violent raid of 6 Mapuche communites and violently detained members of Catrillanca’s family to stop them from attending court

On International Human Rights Day, Chileans demand release of political prisoners

In the capital Santiago, the national police repressed the protest near presidential palace with tear gas and water cannons spraying water with toxic chemicals

Chileans to strike on December 10 demanding release of political prisoners

For the past two weeks, members of several human rights organizations, social movements, trade unions and political parties have been mobilizing in the capital every Friday to demand the release of these prisoners

Chileans demand release of political prisoners arrested during October 2019 uprising

For the past two weeks, Chileans have been mobilizing in the capital to demand the release of young political prisoners and the national police force has been repressing them, on occasions with water mixed with chemicals

Chilean health workers hold an indefinite national strike

The healthcare professionals are demanding special bonuses for their work during the COVID-19 pandemic and a greater budget for the public health sector in 2021, among other measures

Chilean protesters demand release of those arrested during October 2019 uprising

Chilean protesters have been demanding the release of political prisoners who were detained during the October 2019 uprising. The protests last year triggered a movement that led to last month’s historic constitutional referendum

Chileans demand release of political prisoners detained in the uprising

Hundreds of young people arrested during the social uprising of October 2019 remain in preventive detention

Chileans approve drafting a new constitution

Following the announcement of the preliminary results, tens of thousands of Chileans took to the streets to celebrate the victory of the “approve” and “constitutional convention” options

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