COVID-19 in Chile
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

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

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

What is happening in Latin America with vaccine roll-out?

In Latin American and the Carribean region, so far, nine countries have begun inoculating their populations against COVID-19 and all of them are providing free vaccination to all citizens

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

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

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.

Chilean senators present bill to allow COVID-19 patients to vote in October plebiscite

Chilean movements and parties have continued campaigning in order to urge the citizens to vote in favor of a new Constitution

Chilean security forces attack Mapuche political prisoners and their family members

The Mapuche political prisoners, who have been on a hunger strike for months, were violently beaten, forced to end the strike and transferred to a hospital by the Chilean Gendarmerie officials

Mapuche spiritual leader ends hunger strike

Machi Celestino Córdova took the decision after reaching an agreement with the Chilean Government

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