Chile

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…

Chile 2022: The year of the right-wing government

The last throes of 2022 have evaporated, as an unbalanced, unstable and contradictory expression of the relations of power between the interests of the ruling classes and the broad and heterogeneous movement of the struggles of the workers and the…

Chile: The serious crisis of the National Institute and the abandonment of the entire political class

The crisis that public education is living today is the logical consequence of the plan implemented by Jaime Guzmán, that is, the dismantling of public education as a possible engine of social change and limiting it to a role of…

Walls that Talk Loud and Clear: A new site of memory rises in Chile

By Maxine Lowy An abandoned house and the story contained within its few standing walls are the driving force that propels a group of young people to create a new site of memory in north Santiago, in an era when…

Premiere of the documentary “Absence of Water” has an impact on the desolate reality of Aculeo Lagoon, Chile

The documentary “Ausencia del Agua” is now available for free viewing on the Atacama Records website. This audiovisual creation exposes the abandonment of nature and the disaffection of Chilean society towards its natural resources. Through a landscape of desolation, music…

Centro Arte Alameda: The cultural space that became a care centre for the wounded during the Chilean Social Upheaval

When we think of the idea of a cultural centre, images come to mind of live music, plays, art exhibitions, performances and an audience eager for new experiences that help them appreciate the intensity and beauty of existence. When we…

“We have to go much further than what the agreement says”: Tomás Hirsch

The deputy and president of Acción Humanista declared that “nothing prevents the holding of town meetings, assemblies, debates, mechanisms to gather proposals and opinions” from the social world and the citizenry for the drafting of a new Constitution. He also…

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…

This system makes water. “Making Water, an exhibition by Máximo Corvalán-Pincheira

This system makes water is just one of the multiple interpretations we can give of the work of Chilean visual artist Máximo Corvalán-Pincheira that will open at the Centro Cultural La Moneda (Santiago de Chile) on Saturday 17 December at…

Constitutional reform in Chile, the current violent act of the powerful

The elite, with the signatures of people of all tendencies included, consummated their agreement with their backs to the people. The new constitutional reform in Chile, with prohibitions, with “designated experts”, with minimum elected quotas to exclude diversity and ambit…

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