South America

Boric in trouble

The cabinet reshuffle just implemented by President Gabriel Boric was one of the most embarrassing ceremonies in our institutional system in living memory. The lack of tidiness of some of his collaborators led the Head of State to appoint a…

A brief analysis of the categorical triumph of Rejection

Having believed exactly the opposite of what the election result showed, I thought that it would be the “I approve” that would be around 60%, I want to reflect on this error of assessment of the current moment. This result…

Chile post exit plebiscite

Results and impacts on present and future politics It is highly unlikely that there will not be a shift towards a strengthening of the neoliberal model in the ambits of political power. In this scenario, the question is whether this…

It was September 11

It was very early in the morning when I heard the first shots, right in front of the building in the centre of Santiago where I lived. When I turned on the radio, I began to become aware of the…

For a nonviolent, permit-free and permanent Revolt

The electoral defeat that has scuppered, for the time being, the very interesting project of a new constitution for Chile has undoubtedly been a great failure. Ideas and new rules of social justice, of coexistence between the genders, between the…

Blessing or problem? How the non-relevance of Latin America has two sides

Federico Rojas de Galarreta is a 39-year-old Political Sciences teacher in Institute of International Affairs in the University of Chile speaks about social inequalities within Latin America and how the difficulty of speaking of the whole continent as one. What…

The triumph of the indignados: The multiple factors behind the defeat of Apruebo in Chile

As Napoleon Bonaparte said in 1807 in the framework of the Peace of Tilsit “Victory has 100 fathers and defeat is an orphan”, so the post-election reaction after the crushing victory of the Rejectionist option needs to be removed from…

Argentina: Humanists reaffirm the need for a strong commitment to Nonviolence

In a communiqué entitled “Nonviolence, an urgent commitment”, the Humanist Movement of Cordoba welcomed the initiative of the League of Governors to “make visible the need to install Peace and Nonviolence as guiding principles of life in common in Argentinean…

Public invitation to assassinate

The context of misunderstandings in Argentinian society makes it necessary to pay close attention to hate speech in general, and particularly those that were directed specifically against the vice-president of the nation, Cristina Fernández. Many people in politics and journalism…

Chronicles: My eyes still search for you in the twilight II

Ruth Sosa at the sustainable farms workshop of the Asociación Madres de la Candelaria In the second installment of this series of four chronicles, Ruth de las Misericordias will return 22 years later to tell the story of her son…

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