Posts Tagged ‘Chile’

Chile Copper Strike Highlights Volatility of Green Economy

Workers for CODELCO, Chile’s state-run mining company and the largest copper producer in the world, launched a nationwide strike on Wednesday to protest plans to shut down a foundry employing 350 people.

Chile Is the Key to a ‘Green Revolution,’ and China Has Colonized It

China has spent much of the past two decades cornering Chile’s lucrative copper and lithium markets, potentially making it impossible for nearly any other country to establish a formidable “green” economy, as both resources are pivotal in the making of electric vehicles.

Chile Bans ‘Discrimination Against Mutants and Genetically Altered People’

No longer sci-fi speculation, the transhuman revolution is real; it’s here; it’s unfolding in real time. Man’s transformation into machine – or at least something not entirely human — will accelerate rapidly in the coming decades.

Chile’s Process of Change

The 2021 presidential election in Chile has resulted in the victory of the left candidate Gabriel Boric. With nearly 56% of the vote, he has won by a margin of more than 10 percentage points. In absolute terms, this is a record majority, with some 4.6 million votes cast for Boric, putting him almost 1 […]

Pink tide rising? Gabriel Boric wins power in Chile, birthplace of neoliberalism

Without even considering the role of the ongoing pandemic, it’s been a difficult year politically for the progressive left in the United States and most of its close allies like Canada and the United Kingdom. While it helped to get leaders like Pramila Jayapal and Cori Bush on cable news networks where they could deliver […]

Left-wing Victory in Chile

The 2021 presidential election in Chile has resulted in the victory of the Left candidate Gabriel Boric. With nearly 56% of the vote, he has won by a margin of more than 10 percentage points – most presidents had hitherto secured only four or five point leads. In absolute terms, this is a record majority, with some […]

Left Smiles in Chile

In the age of rising tide of neoliberal authoritarianism and populist reactionary religious politics, the electoral victory of left brings smiles to all progressive forces beyond Chile. The people of Chile defeated José Antonio Kast-a committed follower of the country’s former dictator, Gen. Augusto Pinochet who established neoliberal authoritarianism in Chile before it spread worldwide. […]

Chile: Another Good-Sized Nail In Neoliberalism’s Coffin

Men [and women]make their own history, but they do not make it as they please; they do not make it under self-selected circumstances, but under circumstances existing already, given and transmitted from the past. The tradition of all dead generations weighs like a nightmare on the brains of the living. – Marx, The Eighteenth Brumaire […]

Irina Karamanos: The Greek Partner of Chile’s New President Gabriel Boric

New Chilean President Gabriel Boriz with his partner, Irina Karamanos. Credit: Instagram screenshot The partner of the incoming Chilean President is a Greek-Chilean woman named Irina Karamanos; a feminist activist, she considers the term “First Lady” outdated now that “times have changed,” she says. The 32-year-old Greek woman is the partner of the newly-elected President […]

Historic Win For Leftist Gabriel Boric in Chile Presidential Election

Apruebo Dignidad candidate Gabriel Boric has won Chile’s presidential elections in a historic victory for the Left in Latin America. Left-wing former student leader Gabriel Boric has beat out far-right candidate Jose Antonio Kast with nearly 100% of the votes tallied, according to figures published by Chile’s electoral authorities SERVEL. Gabriel Boric has become the nation’s youngest leader […]

Chile’s Next President Is A Leftist Millennial

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — A leftist millennial who rose to prominence during anti-government protests was elected Chile’s next president Sunday after a bruising campaign against a free-market firebrand likened to Donald Trump. With more than 90% of polling stations reporting, Gabriel Boric had 56% of the votes, compared to 44% for his opponent, lawmaker José […]

A Pro-Pinochet Presidential Candidate Threatens To Swing Chile To The Far Right

Former Chilean congressman José Antonio Kast is such an enormous fan of Gen. Augusto Pinochet, the brutal right-wing dictator who ruled the country from 1973 to 1990, that he abandoned his far-right political party four years ago because, in his eyes, it wasn’t devoted enough to the advancement of the late tyrant’s legacy. This weekend, […]

Chile Is at the Political Crossroads: Social Renewal or Decades of Painful Neoliberal Policy

Antonio Kast “If [Augusto] Pinochet were alive, he would vote for me,” said José Antonio Kast in 2017, during the Chilean presidential election when he ran as an independent candidate. This was an especially provocative statement made by him out of the many he has made over the years—he had also said that “Chileans need God,” during his campaign […]

Chile congress approves same-sex marriage bill

The measure has the support of President Sebastian Pinera, who must sign it into law, and will also enable married same-sex couples to adopt children. The bill got the green light from the upper house of congress, or senate, Tuesday, and was immediately given the final stamp of approval by the lower Chamber of Deputies […]

Chile Is At The Dawn Of A New Political Era

Above Photo: Chileans celebrate the results of the national plebiscite on setting up a Constitutional convention in October 2020. AS Chile. The search for the new era in Chile has two important avenues: the writing of the new constitution, which is what the 155 members of the Constitutional Convention are doing, and the presidential election […]

Chile Is Taking The Final Steps Of Dismantling Dictatorship

Renowned Chilean author and human rights activist Ariel Dorfman delivered these remarks at the 45th anniversary Letelier-Moffitt Memorial Program on September 19, 2021. Renowned Chilean author and human rights activist Ariel Dorfman delivered these remarks at the 45th anniversary Letelier-Moffitt Memorial Program on September 19, 2021. A collection of photos from the event has been made available […]

The Other 9/11: Salvador Allende and Chile

On September 11 the world  rightly pays homage to the nearly 3000 victims of the horrible 9/11 attack in the USA. However on this day we should in addition also remember the perhaps even higher number of victims of the US-assisted  military coup in Chile on September 11 1973 which also resulted in the highly […]

Daniel Jadue is the Palestinian candidate for Chile’s presidency

Daniel Jadue is looking around his office for a photo album. I asked him about how he became the mayor of Recoleta, a municipality of Chile’s capital Santiago, and about his run for the presidency. He became distracted. He wanted to show me something. We had stumbled onto the fact that Daniel comes from a […]

Chile Is Reborn: A (Political) Earthquake Emerged From The Streets

Above Photo: Pressenza Agency. What happened in Chile this past weekend seems to be one of those historic events that cannot but follow its inexorable course. It is like an enormous, powerful tsunami wave whose size cannot be appreciated on the high seas, until it comes crashing into the coast, stunning everyone with its massive […]

Chile passes single-use plastic regulation that will reduce 23,000 tons of plastic waste a year

Image Credit: REUTERS/Cristobal Saavedra The Chilean legislature unanimously passed a plastic regulation that ends single-use plastics within the food industry. The regulation is said to reduce the country’s plastic waste by 23,000 tons every year. The new law will “reduce single-use plastic pollution by banning hard-to-recycle items from being served in restaurants or through delivery […]

Chile: Left, Independent Forces Win Majority Of Constituents

Above photo: For the second day in a row, polling stations reported a significantly low turnout, especially in the lower income districts of the country and among the younger people. @ChileTodayNews. According to Chile’s Electoral Service (Servel), Chile’s right-wing has suffered a significant loss, as their Vamos por Chile list has only received 36 of […]

Game Changer: Chile Hails Sinovac’s 67% Effectiveness in Study

Dispensed vials of the Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine are seen as the Thai resort island of Phuket rushes to vaccinate its population amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, and ahead of a July 1 ending of strict quarantine for overseas visitors, to bring back tourism revenue in Phuket, Thailand, April 1, 2021. Photo: REUTERS/Jorge Silva China’s […]

Chile’s COVID Police State & Smart Cities with Johnny Vedmore

Podcast Episodes In this episode, Whitney and Unlimited Hangout contributor Johnny Vedmore discuss the situation in Chile during COVID lockdowns and its government’s efforts to declare a war on domestic terror targeting Chile’s indigenous community. Also discussed are the real reasons behind Chile’s much lauded COVID vaccination campaign, including the smart city connection. April 16, […]

Chile: Elderly Woman Denied Entry to Supermarket After Failing to Obtain Government Permission to Buy Food

Prominent figures are receiving criticism for undermining confidence in the COVID-19 vaccine by vowing to continue to wear masks and avoid normal activities even after taking the shot, with MSNBC’s Joy Reid being the latest example. Reid said that even after taking her second coronavirus shot, she’d be too scared to return to any semblance […]

Neoliberalism Was Born In Chile; Neoliberalism Will Die In Chile

Above photo: Daniel Jadue speaks to Vijay Prashad. Daniel Jadue is the mayor of Recoleta, a commune that is part of the expanding city of Santiago, Chile. His office is on the sixth floor of a municipal building in whose lower reaches one can find a pharmacy, an optical shop, and a bookstore run by […]

Chile: Political Parties Urge Dissolution Of Carabineros

Above photo: A man holds a sign reading, “Carabineros, murderers of the people,” Santiago, Chile, Feb. 8, 2021. EFE. “Carabineros’ brutality is part of the nefarious legacy of Augusto Pinochet’s dictatorship,” Senator Navarro recalled. Chile’s political parties and social leaders on Monday demanded the dissolution of the Military police (Carabineros) three days after an agent shot […]

CIA/Kissinger Organized Crime Killing of Allende in Chile

by Admin · Published January 29, 2021 · Updated January 29, 2021 [embedded content] Comment: Henry(ietta) Kissinger is a sick deviant who likes to sodomize little mind controlled boys at the Plaza Hotel. These are the Satanic Sick F___s that run Amerika-Child rapists!

Chile regrets panic triggered by mistaken tsunami warning after quake

Authorities in Chile said on Saturday they regretted spreading panic with a mistaken tsunami warning calling for people to get out of coastal areas following an earthquake in Antarctica. The interior ministry said on Twitter that a tremor of magnitude 7.1 struck at 8.36 p.m. 216 km northeast of the O’Higgins Chilean scientific base and […]

Chile ‘accidentally’ issues NATIONWIDE tsunami & evacuation warning only meant for Antarctic base after 7.0 quake

A 7.0-magnitude earthquake and several aftershocks have rattled Chile, triggering panic as authorities issued a nationwide tsunami alert while only seeking to evacuate the country’s largest research station in Antarctica. The strongest of over half a dozen jolts struck South Shetland Islands 216 kilometers northeast of Chile’s O’Higgins scientific base at 8:36pm, while another 5.8 […]

Spectators brave heavy rain to see solar eclipse in Chile

Braving heavy rain, people gathered on the shores of Lake Villarrica in Pucon, Chile, to see a solar eclipse, which plunged the surrounding area into darkness. There was a moment where the clouds opened up and allowed people to witness the eclipse, prompting shouts from the crowds, who had gathered in the Pucon region. South […]

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