new constitution

Indigenous issues in the draft constitutional bill: key aspects for an informed debate

After almost a year of intense work, the Constitutional Convention has just presented the first draft of the new constitution. In the coming weeks, it will now be up to the Convention to draw up the final draft, which will…

Suicide of the Constitutional Convention?

The theoretical and limited democratic achievements of the Constitutional Convention (given the undemocratic quorum of two thirds, which threw out numerous articles approved by more than 60% of the Convention members) could be eliminated, if the Convention – through the…

Chile: The Constituent Assembly paves the way for a new development model

Last Saturday, May 7, the Constitutional Convention (CC) approved the norms that configure a new type of State in the economic-productive sphere, which opens the way to the construction of a development model that could put an end to neoliberalism.…

People’s rights in the new Chilean Constitution

First generation human rights refer to freedom and citizen participation in political life. They serve to protect the individual from the excesses of the state and include freedom of expression, the right to a fair trial, freedom of religion and…

The Objectivity of the Subjective in the Chilean Constitutional Convention

I am far from the nightmares of that Chilean right that demonises the confused proposals of the maximalist left, imagining that the latter would want to destroy Chile. I do not believe that. But I see a certain left with…

Recognition of the Lagos Constitution

It would seem that our country has always suffered more than others – because it is certainly not a Chilean “monopoly” – from strong doses of amnesia, deceit and historical self-deception. To confine ourselves to our recent history, we can…

Chile: Scholarship as a fundamental requirement to be a Constitutional Convention Member

The fish dies by the mouth; and the nightingale, in the evening. (Popular saying) A few days ago, our good friend Heraldo de Pujadas reminded us, with regard to the Christian custom of not eating red meat during Holy Week,…

The Constituent Assembly. The ghost that haunts Warnken

I appreciated Cristián Warnken and his “Belleza de Pensar”, when he devoted his time to literary interviews. I can’t say the same now that he has turned to politics. His yellow effort, which brings together those upset by the transformations…

“I call to reject the Rejection”, Marco Enriquez-Ominami

We spoke with Marco Enriquez-Ominami, a Chilean-French politician and a reference point for Latin American progressivism. Philosopher, filmmaker, former deputy, four-time candidate for the Presidency of Chile, founder of the Progressive Party, the Progresa Foundation and the Puebla Group. By…

A new “fiesta” of democracy

When it comes to pointing out the winners and losers of the recent elections to renew the board of directors of the Constitutional Convention, it is concluded that those who won are only those who obtained the presidency and vice-presidencies…

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