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?
Political and social leaders across the political spectrum have called for a new constitutional convention to be convened, pointing out that the text of the proposed constitution was rejected, not the desire to have a new constitution
The new draft constitution is said to be one of the most progressive constitutions in the world, and addresses the country’s stark social inequalities.
This Sunday, over 15 million Chileans will have the opportunity to replace the country’s constitution inherited from the era of dictatorship of General Augusto Pinochet
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.
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.
The draft constitution enshrines a number of new rights and freedoms such as free higher education, universal access to healthcare, reproductive rights, pensions, indigenous and water rights.
The members of the Constitutional Convention have been working since July 2021 to propose a new, more inclusive framework for the country
The inauguration of the progressive Gabriel Boric marks the beginning of a new era of social justice in Chile
After the victory of Gabriel Boric in Chile’s presidential elections, the country awaits long-needed changes to its health system
Political leaders from across the globe hailed the victory of Gabriel Boric of the left-wing Approve Dignity coalition in Chile’s presidential elections. Boric won the presidency with 55.87% of the votes
Boric has promised to deliver on key demands raised during the 2019 protests which includes an increase in state spending on social services, progressive taxes on corporations and wealthy individuals.