COVID-19 in Chile
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

Chile’s trade union center calls for a national protest against Piñera’s government

The United Center of Workers of Chile (CUT) rejected the national government’s actions that are leading the workers to bear the costs of the current crisis

Chileans carry out a two-day national protest against Piñera’s government

The national strike has been called in rejection of the national government, its mishandling of the health and economic emergencies and the lack of food and aid for vulnerable population

Chileans demand protection for mine workers in the face of COVID-19

In Chile, more than 2,500 mine workers are infected with coronavirus and 3 have recently died from the disease

Healthcare system on the verge of collapse in Chile

Chile is recording nearly 4,000 new cases everyday and about 95% of the ICU beds in the hospitals across the country have already been occupied

Chilean police repress a peaceful protest in Santiago, detain 30

Among those detained was Dr. Pablo Sepulveda Allende, grandson of the former socialist President Salvador Allende

Chilean teachers reject return to school while COVID-19 pandemic rages on

National teachers’ union leader Mario Aguilar, rejected the government’s decision and said that it jeopardizes the health of millions of students and hundreds of thousands of education and administrative workers

Chile is another example of the failure of neoliberalism to respond to coronavirus

Chile has already entered the Stage 4 coronavirus transmission scenario and the country’s Health Minister has ruled out imposing total quarantine to contain the spread of the virus

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