Chile’s President-Elect Boric Reiterates His Contempt for Besieged Nicaragua and Venezuela

Jesús Rodríguez Espinoza Caracas, January 22, 2022 (OrinocoTribune.com) – Gabriel Boric, president-elect of Chile, considers that the leftist governments headed by President Nicolás Maduro in Venezuela and Daniel Ortega in Nicaragua “have failed.” According to him, the main indication of the Venezuelan government’s failure is “the six million Venezuelans in diaspora;” however, he failed to…

A New Chile, Integrated in Latin America

Marco Teruggi The expectation of Chileans is that not only things will change in their country, but also the integration with their neighbors and the continent. A progressive agenda abroad. Santiago dawned calm, with blue skies after a long night. Gabriel Boric’s presidential victory, quickly acknowledged by his opponent José Antonio Kast, quelled any speculative…

What Can We Expect from Gabriel Boric?

Kawsachun News We spoke to Bruno Sommer, founder of El Ciudadano, one of Chile’s leading progressive media outlets. We discussed what Chile and the world can expect from Gabriel Boric and the broad movement that delivered Sunday’s landslide electoral victory. I imagine there is still a sense of elation on the streets of Chile now! …

Chile: Never Again Will a President Declare War on His Own People

Ollantay Itzamná Gabriel Boric. President-elect of Chile The imperial agents of neoliberalism are losing ground in Abya Yala Sur. Their neoliberal Andean triad of Peru, Chile and Colombia is crumbling, at least politically. Brazil, with Lula da Silva, and Colombia, with Gustavo Petro, in 2022, will further qualify the turn of the contest against neoliberalism…

Only One Chávez and Only One Salvador

Sergio Rodríguez Gelfenstein From Venezuela to Chile, from Caldera to Boric The current situation in Chile seems to me more and more strikingly similar to that of the early 90’s in Venezuela. At that time, here -just as in Chile today- 30 years of post-dictatorship were being experienced. Both countries -at the time- were presented…

Chile: Understanding the Colonization of the Mapuche People

Mikhael Marzuqa Arson attacks, armed attacks, and the death of both Mapuches and Chilean farmers and policemen, committed by hooded men are some of the serious events that have characterized the latest events in Chile. On October 12, the president of Chile, Sebastián Piñera, declared a state of emergency in four provinces located in the…

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…