Death of Indigenous Human Rights Activist Sparks Outrage in Chile

Peoples Dispatch Members of the medical brigade attempted to save the life of human rights defender Denisse Cortés. Photo: El Desconcierto Denisse Cortés was killed amid police repression against a peaceful march of Mapuche Indigenous people in Santiago, Chile. Eyewitnesses said that she was hit in the neck by a tear gas canister fired by…

Five Eyes in Latin America: Australia’s Secret Role in Chile’s Coup

Kit Klarenberg Declassified files expose Australia’s secret role in General Pinochet’s seizure of power, and shed light on the ongoing participation of the United States’ Five Eyes partners in covert intelligence operations in Latin America, as well as assistance from US-allied governments in neighbouring countries, namely Brazil. Washington’s central role in the violent overthrow of…

The Other 9/11: Salvador Allende and Chile

Bharat Dogra On September 11 the world  rightly pays homage to the nearly 3000 victims of the horrible 9/11 attack in the USA. However on this day we should in addition also remember the perhaps even higher number of victims of the US-assisted  military coup in Chile on September 11 1973 which also resulted in…

Chile: “Left” Candidate Gabriel Boric is an Imperial Collaborator

Carlos Aznárez Now that all the hegemonic media of the right, as well as progressive media have told us who Gabriel Boric is (winner for the “left” of the primaries in Chile, defeating Daniel Jadue), it is worth taking into account data that complements the profile of the person who will be the presidential candidate…

Chile. The Convention and the Struggle in the Streets

Carlos Aznarez Francisca “Pancha” Fernández is a member of the Movimiento por el Agua y los Territorios (MAT), of the Coordinadora Feminista 8M and was a candidate for constituent for District 10, but above all these references, she is a woman who vindicates the essence of revolt and the use of the street as a…

Meet the Communists Who Now Govern Chile

Vijay Prashad, Taroa Zuniga SilvaDaniel Jadue and Javiera Reyes The recent victories of the left in a number of municipalities and in elections for the Constitutional Convention have set the stage for a categorical rejection of the legacy of the Augusto Pinochet dictatorship and the building of a new Chile Javiera Reyes, who is 31…

A Road to Victory for Chile

Sergio Rodríguez Gelfenstein Recent political events in Latin America have given rise to a new subject that takes the lead in events based on novel behaviors that were not always understood by their predecessors. Now, it is the youth, women, environmentalists and indigenous peoples, among others, who are setting the course and pace of the…

Chile Constituent: We Will Not Abandon the Streets

Carlos Aznárez and María Torrellas In the context of the latest elections to the constituent convention to create a new Constitution in Chile, we spoke with Nuriluz Hermosilla Osorio, archaeologist and one of the three spokespersons of the Coordinadora Feminista 8M, participant of the Comité Socioambiental and the Comité de Derechos Humanos y Memoria Feminista…

Duque, Bolsonaro and Piñera: Between Guardianship and Crimes Against Humanity

Misión Verdad From the right, the presidents of Chile, Sebastián Piñera; Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro; and Colombia, Iván Duque together with the former presidents of Argentina, Mauricio Macri; Ecuador, Lenín Moreno; and Peru, Martín Vizcarra (Photo: Esteban Félix / AP). A few days ago some news portals reported that Colombian President Iván Duque was denounced before…

Communist Party Wins Mayoral Race in Chile’s Capital City

Kawsachun News Irací Hassler of the Communist Party of Chile has been elected Mayor of the Santiago borough in the country’s capital city, Santiago. The win in one of the largest municipalities of the country comes as part of a wave of leftist victories in the country’s regional elections and a victory in the constituent…