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27.01.2016

Photos from the CELAC summit

Photos from the CELAC summit

As 33 heads of state and their representatives meet in Ecuador, just outside Quito in a town called the Middle of the World (Mitad del Mundo), the world’s press gathers to take photos.  After his efforts at last week’s summit of the rich and famous in Davos, Switzerland, meeting with… »

12.01.2016

President creates Ministry of Indigenous People in Chile

President creates Ministry of Indigenous People in Chile

Today, Chilean president Michelle Bachelet signed the laws at La Moneda Palace, Santiago, that create the Ministry of Indigenous People, the National Council and the Indigenous People’s Councils. In a simple ceremony, Bachelet congratulated herself on benefiting, at last, the original Chilean indigenous people who include new ethnic groups recognized… »

16.09.2015

Chilean Humanists request their government to present a roadmap for nuclear disarmament at the UN

Chilean Humanists request their government to present a roadmap for nuclear disarmament at the UN

José Gabriel Feres, of the Chilean Humanist Party coordination team, and Pía Figueroa, co-director of Pressenza, went to the Chilean Foreign Office, on the 15th of September, to meet with the Director General of Chilean Foreign Policy, Ambassador Alfredo Labbé, to propose the need for Chile to have greater participation… »

07.09.2015

UN Forum on The Culture of Peace to Include the Role of Media

UN Forum on The Culture of Peace to Include the Role of Media

Read the headlines on any given day, and it’s easy to assume that people are driven by conflict and greed. But are we getting the whole—or even the true—story? Michael Nagler, a noted peace scholar and award-winning author, will discuss this question and other media issues before the… »

30.06.2015

Chile: The Constitution for Everyone

Chile: The Constitution for Everyone

The Constitution for Everyone is the name of an independent citizens’ initiative in Chile that was publicly launched today with the aim of educating and promoting broad dialogue about the Constitution. Through a digital platform (www.laconstituciondetodos.cl), participants will be able to find and learn about the current constitution, express… »

07.02.2015

Chile’s LGBT movement wins historic victory with approval of civil unions

Chile’s LGBT movement wins historic victory with approval of civil unions

By Monserrat Sepulveda Rarely, do we activists get the opportunity to take out our rainbow flags and banners, not to stage a demonstration, but to celebrate. On January 28, Chilean activists had that rare opportunity: after four years of intense work by LGBT organizations, a civil union… »

17.01.2015

Has democracy finally arrived in Chile?

Has democracy finally arrived in Chile?

Augusto Pinochet’s parting gift to Chilean politics as he ended his military dictatorship was a bizarre system of elections that divided the country into areas each with two seats in the House of Deputies. The only way to ensure election was to be in one of the two biggest political… »

16.01.2015

Chile reforms electoral system after marathon debates

Chile reforms electoral system after marathon debates

One of the pillars of Augusto Pinochet”s dictatorship, the binominal system, passed away today following approval in the Chilean Senate of the reform of the electoral system. We are very proud to say that we have achieved something historic, said Senate President, Isabel Allende Bussi, daughter of the late president… »

14.01.2015

Paths to nuclear disarmament, a case of convergence in diversity

Paths to nuclear disarmament, a case of convergence in diversity

Under this name, the Chilean Ministry of Foreign Affairs held an international seminar, gathering together diverse views of nuclear disarmament experts in the fields of: nuclear-weapon-free zones; the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT); the relationship between human security and international humanitarian law; the Ban Treaty proposed by civil society along with all… »

14.09.2014

Chile Marks Anniversary of Its Own 9/11

The United States marked the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks on Thursday with solemn ceremonies in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Chile, meanwhile, marked the 41st anniversary of its own 9/11. On September 11, 1973, democratically elected President Salvador Allende died in the palace… »

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