Juan Pablo Cárdenas

Juan Pablo Cárdenas Squella es un periodista y profesor universitario de vasta trayectoria. En el 2005 recibió en premio nacional de Periodismo y, antes, la Pluma de Oro de la Libertad, otorgada por la Federación Mundial de la Prensa. También obtuvo el Premio Latinoamericano de Periodismo, la Houten Camara de Holanda (1989) entre otras múltiples distinciones nacionales y extranjeras. Forma parte de los sesenta periodistas del mundo considerados Héroes de la Libertad de Expresión, reconocimiento hecho por la Federación Internacional de Periodistas. Ha sido director y columnista de las revistas Debate Universitario, Análisis y Los Tiempos, así como del diario electrónico primeralínea.cl. También fue por más 18 años director de la Radio Universidad de Chile y de su diario digital. Se ha desempeñado como profesor de varias escuelas de periodismo de Santiago y Valparaíso y en la Universidad de Chile alcanzó el grado de profesor titular y senador universitario.

Social inequality and left-wing governments

A constant that continues over the years: extreme wealth and extreme poverty continue to increase in the world. Today, the wealthiest one percent of the world’s richest people account for two thirds of the world’s wealth, which is why economic…

The ” Chilean” Democracy

The minimum required of democratic countries is that their authorities are elected by the people in free, informed and secret elections. In Chile, let’s say that this objective is fulfilled, although the elections are not so free and informed, because…

A constitutional itinerary now tied up in knots

After a hundred days of a shameful parliamentary spectacle, the political class has agreed on a new institutional route in search of a Constitution. This comes after the complete failure of the first attempt in which the citizenry overwhelmingly rejected…

Chile: Constitution with calculator in hand

To Eila Belila All kinds of reactions have arisen after the triumph of the rejection of the proposed Magna Carta emanating from the Constituent Convention. Those most resistant to change think that this popular verdict simply means that the country…

On politics and religion

The young leaders of Gabriel Boric’s government only know by hearsay or by reading about the administrations of a Frei Montalva, Salvador Allende and Augusto Pinochet himself. You need to be 60 or 70 years old to have been a…

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…

Chile at a dangerous crossroads

On 4 September, Chileans will decide whether to approve or reject the Magna Carta proposed by the 154 members of the Constituent Convention. Both options are the only ones available in this electoral call, so it is a fallacy or…

The triumph of intolerance

Whether approval or rejection is imposed in the next plebiscite to define our constitutional future, everything augurs a terrible outlook if we consider that in any case what will be imposed is the triumph of intransigence and sectarianism. Especially when…

How far to the left will Boric want to go?

President Gabriel Boric is confident that his Tax Reform will find the broadest support in the National Congress. If we take into account the current political make-up of the Legislative Branch, this means that this initiative would have to be…

I approve or reject, dangerous dichotomy

While it is difficult for us to have a “government of the people”, we could at least aspire to it being “with the people” and “for the people”. Certainly, those who have reached La Moneda belong predominantly to a generation…

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