Augusto Pinochet
Daily Round-up | Protests against police killing in the UK & other stories

In today’s episode, we take a look at the protests seeking justice for Chris Kaba, a proposed Republican vote in Antigua and Barbuda, Iran’s response to a statement by European countries, and an investigation into disappearances during the Pinochet era

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?

The Chilean Plebiscite- What lies ahead?

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.

Chile heads towards historic plebiscite on new constitution

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

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.

Will Chile get a new constitution?

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.

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

Iran says significant progress made on JCPOA, hardest issues remain and other stories

Today we look at the developments in the 8th round of JCPOA talks, the Rohingya genocide case in the International Court of Justice, and more

End of the road for Chile’s neoliberal healthcare system?

After the victory of Gabriel Boric in Chile’s presidential elections, the country awaits long-needed changes to its health system

Leftist candidate Gabriel Boric emerges victorious in Chilean elections

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.

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

Far-right and left to face off in second round of presidential elections in Chile

According to the results released by the Chile’s Electoral Service, the conservative candidate José Antonio Kast obtained 27.91% of the votes, while the progressive candidate Gabriel Boric followed him with 25.82% of the votes