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Chile prepares for historic Constitutional Convention elections

This weekend, around 15 million Chileans will go to the polls to elect the 155 members of the Constitutional Convention, a body that will be responsible for rewriting the country’s dictatorship-era constitution inherited from the era of Pinochet

UN warns of mass displacement and food insecurity in Myanmar and other stories

Today we look at forced displacements under the military coup in Myanmar, a complaint against Chile’s President Piñera in the ICC, and more

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

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

What are Chileans voting for in Sunday’s historic constitutional plebiscite

Ahead of the Chilean national plebiscite, scheduled for October 25, we answer some of the key questions regarding the upcoming popular referendum

Battling repression, Chileans take to the streets to mark one year of protests

The demonstrations took place despite massive deployment of the Chilean police. Sunday’s demonstrations were organized just a few days ahead of the upcoming constitutional referendum.

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