Frente Amplio (Broad Front)
We interviewed Tomás Hirsch, a humanist Deputy from Frente Amplio (Broad Front), a conglomerate that was formed just a year ago in Chile. However, long before this different attempts of convergence between progressive political forces of this country were made. Pressenza: Can you make a brief summary of this process,… »
The run-off election to determine who will follow Michelle Bachelet as Chilean president is due to take place on the 17th of December. In the first round, former president, Sebastian Piñera, candidate for the right wing grouping Chile Vamos, obtained around 36% of the vote, while Alejandro Guillier, the candidate… »
The former presidential candidate for Frente Amplio (Broad Front) has said that Sebastian Piñera, former president and candidate for Chile Vamos, has crossed a line and is a “risk” for the country. The fight for votes opened a new chapter. This time it was Beatriz Sanchez who condemned the Chile… »
There are few moments when in the midst of what appears to be the hopeless political situation of a dehumanised society something unexpected happens, something that shows that at least some people have managed to wake up from the hypnotic dream induced by the prevailing system. It happened in Bolivia,… »
This week I have been closely following the experiences of Tomás Hirsch, the Humanist Party candidate for Congress Deputy in the 11th district of Chile because his wife and my good friend, Juanita Vergara, invited me back in May to come down to Santiago for the elections, already sensing six… »
A team of Pressenza editors is currently in Santiago, Chile to cover the general election taking place on Sunday 19th November. We had the chance to interview Tomás Hirsch from the Humanist Party, an integral part of the Broad Front coalition. He explained how it is possible and necessary to… »
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