South America

Public education is a priority for the government

The 1833 Political Constitution of the Republic of Chile, drafted and approved only fifteen years afterwards after the country had won its independence from the Spanish crown on the battlefield at Maipú, makes explicit reference to education in its Article…

New Constitution: a cutting-edge opportunity on a global scale

For those of us who have struggled for 40 years to have a new Constitution in Chile, the moment we are living today is profoundly significant. We have been saying for a long time that we need a new Constitution…

Changes as far as possible?

It is certainly very difficult to disagree with President Boric’s recent message to parliament and the country. A right-wing analyst notes that left-wing speeches are always more attractive as aesthetically more beautiful, which is generally the case. As far as…

Defending the social function of journalism in its entirety

The Círculo de la Prensa de Córdoba, co-founder of the Círculo Sindical de la Prensa y la Comunicación de Córdoba (CISPREN), organised and held the first National Congress of Journalists in the city of Córdoba on 25 May 1938, in…

Storms at the Summit of the Americas

June 7 was a bad day for Luis Almagro, secretary-general of the Organization of American States (OAS). During the ninth Summit of the Americas, a young man declared to him what he is: an assassin and puppet of the White…

“Powerful progressive voices are incredibly important”: Justin Trudeau

The Canadian Prime Minister spoke of what is needed in multilateral discussions on global issues in the face of growing authoritarianism around the world, in his meeting this morning with Chilean President Gabriel Boric. Ahead of the Summit of the…

Effects of US veto on Venezuela’s participation in the Summit of the Americas

A wave of rejection has been generated by the decision of the United States to veto the participation in the Summit of the Americas of Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela, strengthening even more in the latter country the repudiation against Washington,…

Is a country’s political constitution capable of transforming societal structures?

Transformation is a natural and inevitable phenomenon, occurring both in biological organisms and in the rest of the universe. Humanity also undergoes constant transformation, even though there is a resistance to change in individuals and groups. It is part of…

The approval of the Escazu Agreement by the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate of Chile: brief reflections

“A few years ago, my son was very ill, he had respiratory problems, they kept him under observation, giving him nebulisations. The nurse, who still works there at the clinic, started to question me as soon as I arrived, asking…

The failure of President Boric’s indigenous policy

In repressive and unjust conditions, which erode the Mapuche people’s right to freedom, it is necessary to break the silence, especially when the position we have been forced to take is defensive, in the face of militarisation, which installed forces…

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