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Chile

Chile: Boric wins decisively

On 19 December 2021, Gabriel Boric defeated José Antonio Kast in the second round of Chile’s presidential election, obtaining 55.9 percent of the votes. Read more...

Chile: Critical electoral support for Boric!

On 19 December, the hard-fought and highly polarised run-off election for the presidency in Chile will take place. Read more...

The end of the Chilean model?

For many decades, Chile was one of the favourite countries of Wall Street & Co. The country was considered a model for neoliberalism's "way to the top". Read more...

Chile: Mass movement wins constitutional convention

Last year the masses in Chile waged a heroic struggle against the ruling class, forcing them to grant democratic and economic reforms in an attempt to placate the movement. Read more...

Chile: Military unleashed on peaceful protesters

Chile joins a growing list of countries currently experiencing a mass revolt for a better world, free of corruption, poverty and austerity. Read more...

The Lessons of Chile; Popular Unity 1970-1973

The Chilean coup of September 11, 1973, was the most severe defeat suffered by the international working class of the post-war epoch. Read more...

Student strikes rock Québec and Chile

Students in Québec, Canada have been on strike for three months against the government’s attempts to raise university tuition fees, while Chilean students are protesting for reforms in the public educ Read more...

Chile: Neo-liberal policies spark mass protest

By Simon Hardy

A mass demonstration of tens of thousands of people has rocked Chile’s capital Santiago. The United Workers Centre of Chile (CUT - Central Unitaria de Trabajadores de Chile), the biggest trade union federation, organised the protests, the biggest since the fall of the military dictatorship 17 years ago. They were against the government’s neo liberal policies. The Socialist Party and even some government ministers joined the demonstration. Despite the police violence that left over 50 people injured and 740 arrested the scale of the protests sent a clear message to the government that its failure to change would not be tolerated. Read more...

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