Chile

24.12.2019

A message from the heart of the on-going Chilean social awakening

A message from the heart of the on-going Chilean social awakening

We are publishing here a letter sent by Pia Figueroa to a Pressenza colleague in the UK as it reflects the intersection between the political and existential experiences that the Chilean population has been going through since the beginning of the social unrest and rebellion against the government’s most unpopular… »

17.12.2019

[Chile] Breakfast with foreign press at Campamento Dignidad (Dignity Campsite)

[Chile] Breakfast with foreign press at Campamento Dignidad (Dignity Campsite)

Installed in a public space, right in the centre of Santiago, right between the two emblematic buildings of the Legislative and Judicial powers, is the Dignity Camp that challenges these same powers making visible the social demands of all the different movements and organizations that are coordinated in the Social… »

09.12.2019

A Facade Drops in Chile

A Facade Drops in Chile

by Maxine Lowy A tide continues to sweep a mass social movement across the face of Chile, exposing four decades of economic injustice and challenging a legacy inherited from dictatorship, with United States participation at key junctions. Behind the facade of a bustling economy, Chileans have suffered from increasingly precarious… »

06.12.2019

#lastesissenior [Chile: a rapist in your path]

#lastesissenior [Chile: a rapist in your path]

This hashtag was broadcast on Twitter today. It had not been communicated before by social networks. It quickly became a trending topic in Chile. And they surprised, despite having organized everything with a lot of discretion. This afternoon, women over 40 years of age massively attended the performance “A rapist… »

24.11.2019

Second Pressenza journalist assaulted for reporting in Chile

Second Pressenza journalist assaulted for reporting in Chile

After a few weeks ago – when massive protests began in the streets of the country and the country was still under siege and curfew -our journalist Claudia Aranda was detained for a few hours by Carabineros and the specialized team of lawyers had to be mobilized to free her,… »

21.11.2019

Fantomas of the White Man Rage On in Bolivia and Chile

Fantomas of the White Man Rage On in Bolivia and Chile

The genus attributed to Fantomas (Phantoms) has European roots. The great-great-great grandchildren of Europeans push their harm forward from the North American Continent, and their relatives in South America do not want to give up their power or their privileges under any circumstances. In their symbolic figures Uncle Sam and… »

20.11.2019

The Basic Cultural Structure: A Comment from Chile as It Burns

The Basic Cultural Structure: A Comment from Chile as It Burns

By Howard Richards The concept of Basic Cultural Structure (BCS) has many uses. An immediate payoff for peace is that once one analyses the main causes at work in history as structures, not as people, one should (if one is logical) tone down one’s anger.    The world works the way… »

17.11.2019

Chile: There are reasons to be suspicious (or we have already been deceived with a Plebiscite once)

Chile: There are reasons to be suspicious (or we have already been deceived with a Plebiscite once)

By Ignacio Torres Excuse us for coming to put the bitter note to your “Agreement for Social Peace and the New Constitution,” but we recovered the historical memory and we are not willing to be passed over twice. There are reasons to be suspicious. There are people who do not… »

14.11.2019

The generation of rupture

The generation of rupture

By Dario Ergas We have been astonished by the manifestation of a new generation that warned of its existence these last few months in Chile. They expressed, subverting the economic and public order, that they do not like the social system in which they live. They manifested and grew among… »

12.11.2019

Tomás Hirsch [Chile]: “If the Government proposes that the current Congress be constituent, it is the worst of the worlds”.

Tomás Hirsch [Chile]: “If the Government proposes that the current Congress be constituent, it is the worst of the worlds”.

The humanist deputy said that President Sebastián Piñera has not understood “the substance of the citizen’s demand” and rejected the option for the current Parliament to draft a new constitutional text. “It is to put the cat to take care of the meat,” he said. Congressman Tomás Hirsch (PH) criticized… »

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