Chile

17.05.2020

Ellen ‘t Hoen on the initiative of a global patent pool to combat covid-19

Ellen ‘t Hoen on the initiative of a global patent pool to combat covid-19

Ellen ‘t Hoen, is a lawyer who has been advocating for public health issues for more than 30 years, specializing in policies related to the pharmaceutical industry and intellectual property. She has worked as a consultant to governments, international organizations and civil society organizations. From 2009 to 2012, she joined… »

23.04.2020

Open letter with 100 signatures opposes release of Pinochet era perpetrators of crimes against humanity

Open letter with 100 signatures opposes release of Pinochet era perpetrators of crimes against humanity

In an extraordinary step backward a Chilean Court of Appeals granted release and sentence reductions to 17 State actors convicted of crimes against humanity perpetrated against thousands of Chilean citizens during the Pinochet dictatorship, provoking condemnation by survivors and the international human rights community. In the context of several months… »

17.04.2020

Franck Gaudichaud: “Look at Chile to understand the kind of world they want us to live in”

Franck Gaudichaud: “Look at Chile to understand the kind of world they want us to live in”

Interview by Jérôme Duval (www.elsaltodiario.com) Franck Gaudichaud* returned a few weeks ago from a stay in Chile and gave us an interview to talk about more than six months of social unrest that shook the country. The Chilean uprising began in October 2019 and spread like wildfire in… »

13.03.2020

Chilean football, between repression and rebellion

Chilean football, between repression and rebellion

Again, the history of football is closely linked to Chilean politics. Let’s go back in time. A few days after the September 11, 1973 coup d’etat against Salvador Allende, the Soviet Union refused to play against Chile in the Estadio nacional de Santiago, transformed into a detention center where prisoners… »

10.02.2020

How new creative actions are fueling Chile’s uprising

How new creative actions are fueling Chile’s uprising

In response to repression by Chilean police, decentralized performances — sparked by small artist collectives — are replacing traditional barricades. On the surface, things have calmed down in Chile, after the initial weeks of massive demonstrations that began on Oct. 18, and brought the military back into the streets almost… »

24.12.2019

A message from the heart of the on-going Chilean social awakening

A message from the heart of the on-going Chilean social awakening

We are publishing here a letter sent by Pia Figueroa to a Pressenza colleague in the UK as it reflects the intersection between the political and existential experiences that the Chilean population has been going through since the beginning of the social unrest and rebellion against the government’s most unpopular… »

17.12.2019

[Chile] Breakfast with foreign press at Campamento Dignidad (Dignity Campsite)

[Chile] Breakfast with foreign press at Campamento Dignidad (Dignity Campsite)

Installed in a public space, right in the centre of Santiago, right between the two emblematic buildings of the Legislative and Judicial powers, is the Dignity Camp that challenges these same powers making visible the social demands of all the different movements and organizations that are coordinated in the Social… »

09.12.2019

A Facade Drops in Chile

A Facade Drops in Chile

by Maxine Lowy A tide continues to sweep a mass social movement across the face of Chile, exposing four decades of economic injustice and challenging a legacy inherited from dictatorship, with United States participation at key junctions. Behind the facade of a bustling economy, Chileans have suffered from increasingly precarious… »

06.12.2019

#lastesissenior [Chile: a rapist in your path]

#lastesissenior [Chile: a rapist in your path]

This hashtag was broadcast on Twitter today. It had not been communicated before by social networks. It quickly became a trending topic in Chile. And they surprised, despite having organized everything with a lot of discretion. This afternoon, women over 40 years of age massively attended the performance “A rapist… »

24.11.2019

Second Pressenza journalist assaulted for reporting in Chile

Second Pressenza journalist assaulted for reporting in Chile

After a few weeks ago – when massive protests began in the streets of the country and the country was still under siege and curfew -our journalist Claudia Aranda was detained for a few hours by Carabineros and the specialized team of lawyers had to be mobilized to free her,… »

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