Chile

Winter Solstice, National Indigenous Peoples’ Day

On 21 June, the day of the winter solstice, the National Day of Indigenous Peoples was celebrated for the second time. Law 21.357 recognises and enshrines in our institutions a tradition of the peoples of the American continent who celebrate…

How little we know about Chile’s history (III)

It has been known that the 1925 Constitution sought to replace the discredited oligarchic parliamentary regime, incorporating the emerging middle sectors into the state apparatus and seeking to implement a model of industrialisation based on import substitution. But what has…

The replacement generation

The young people who mobilised on 18-O have given new hope to society. They were able to bring together a large majority of people who had previously been absent from political life. They are those who are now in government…

The nuances of the concept of inclusion in the Chilean Constitutional Convention

The enthusiasm with which 80% of Chileans democratically won a Constitutional Convention was flooded with content, ideas, values and proposals for a climate of rights, liberty and solidarity. At my age, in this process, I learned new conceptions of “inclusion”…

Tiempo Robado editoras launches “Wages for Domestic Work. Chronicle of an international feminist struggle (1972-1977)”.

Tiempo Robado editoras will launch the book “Salario para el trabajo doméstico. Crónica de una lucha feminista internacional (1972-1977)” by Louise Toupin, with its first translation into Spanish by Soledad Rojas and Claudia Marchant on Wednesday 29 June at 18.30…

How little we know about Chile’s history (II)

The Political Constitution of 1925 not only had a completely anti-democratic origin – as we saw in Part I – but also had an extremely authoritarian-presidential character. In contrast to the de facto political system existing between 1891 and 1925…

Chronicle: The habit does not make the monk

One of the most accurate sayings is that “the habit does not make the monk”. Nothing ensures that a person can be defined in this or that sense by the way he or she dresses. In fact, in recent decades,…

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…

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…

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…

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