Chile

The monsters are on a tour of Chile

Today, with regard to the constituent process that is taking place in our country, I am reminded of the phrase of the philosopher and ideologist Antonio Gramsci who wrote that “the old world is dying; the new one takes time…

Reflection on the process of modifying the Organic Statutes at the University of Santiago de Chile

Written presentation to the Academic Council of the USACh, in extraordinary session of 06/10/2021 by Bruno Jerardino Wiesenborn, in his capacity as elected representative of Professors by Class Hours before the CTEO – USACh. The intervention was restricted to 10…

Chile. “If there is gas collusion, then distribution should be done by a public company”: Sector workers

Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG), as well as Natural Gas (NG) is imported to Chile mainly from Argentina and the United States through the sea. It arrives in the country at two regasification plants: the one in Quintero and the one…

Transgressions against the law and/or ethics, nothing surprises us any more

More than 600 journalists in over 100 countries have sifted through nearly 12 million documents obtained by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists that show tax evasion, hidden assets, money laundering and other financial movements by some of the world’s…

Human Frontiers

“Chile, lindo País esquina con vista al mar”, was the title of a play by the prestigious Ictus theatre that premiered in 1979. The play aimed to denounce the excess of mercantilism that at that time was installed in Chilean…

Chile’s neighbourhood isolation

During the first years of the Concertación government, our country sporadically tried to improve its ties with its neighbours in the region, which had been very negatively affected during the military dictatorship. It was a short-lived process because, very quickly,…

Chile. Australia’s role in the 1973 coup d’état and the case of DINA agent Adriana Rivas

Interview with Chilean-Australian journalist Rodrigo Acuña In a letter to the Australian Government dated 17 September 2021, a group of members of the Chilean community in Australia expressed their human rights concerns following the publication by the National Security Archive…

Chile Ratifies the TPNW

Chile is the thirteenth Latin American country to ratify the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. With Chile’s ratification, 13 Latin American countries have now ratified the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW): Bolivia, Chile, Costa Rica,…

From the Santa María School to shameful xenophobia

The saltpetre workers could no longer put up with the weekly tokens and the punishing stocks. Those were times of humiliation in the industry. They had to fight. Men, women and children crossed the pampa and the dryness of silence,…

The shaky constituent effort

It is a matter of observing the world, as well as our own country, to conclude that democracies are rarely achieved and offer capable and beneficial rulers. Since ancient times, the regimes that were considered as such were not even…

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