Chile

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… »

06.02.2014

Crises swamping developing economies

By Martin Khor* | IDN-InDepth NewsAnalysis   GENEVA (IDN) – Several developing countries are now being engulfed in new economic crises as their currency and stock markets are experiencing sharp falls, and the end is not yet in sight. The “sell-off” in emerging economies has also spilled over to… »

19.12.2013

Network against transnational companies’ dirty hand

Network against transnational companies’ dirty hand

Basis to support Ecuador in its fight against the transnational Chevron The U.S. multinational company Chevron has launched a campaign against Ecuador and those affected by the pollution caused by its operations in the Ecuadorian Amazon. Millions of dollars are paying for lawyers and advertising media, with legal proceedings of… »

16.12.2013

Bachelet’s Promised Reforms Could Face Uphill Struggle

Bachelet’s Promised Reforms Could Face Uphill Struggle

By Marianela Jarroud for IPS SANTIAGO, Dec 16 2013 (IPS) – The promised structural reforms to modify the political system inherited from Chile’s 1973-1990 dictatorship and reduce the severe social inequalities in the country propelled Michelle Bachelet to a resounding triumph in the Sunday… »

23.08.2013

The Other 9/11: 40 years after the Pinochet Coup. Winchester, UK

The Other 9/11: 40 years after the Pinochet Coup. Winchester, UK

The local section of Amnesty International is organising  a screening of Missing by Costa Gavras followed by a Q & A session and a small exhibition at the Winchester Discovery Centre in order to create awareness of the International day of the Disappeared and the 40th anniversary… »

29.06.2013

news in pictures: students and workers demonstrate in Chile

news in pictures: students and workers demonstrate in Chile

[divide] Along the biggest avenues of Santiago, Chile, a social rebellion rallies against the dominant two party system. The bitter cold of the Chilean capital, together with a tight land and air police presence, were no impediment for the massive gathering of students, workers and social organisations. From midday on… »

27.06.2013

Santiago: Marcel Claude leads the pack

Santiago: Marcel Claude leads the pack

“On the streets of Santiago, Chile, there was a massive day of protest 28 June 2013 centred around education but with other demand also highlighted,” says humanist member Sergio Bastías. “The Humanist Party presidential candidate Marcel Claude led the pack, together with the Humanist Party and other organizations in support. »

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