Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Chile

Chile: Death of the last Fuegian

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Cristina Calderón, who has died at the age of 93, was the last surviving speaker of the Yaghan language, from Tierra del Fuego. She was renowned and recognized by Chile and by UNESCO.

Ecuador: Intag stands up to mining

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Intag communities in Ecuador are resisting development of a copper mine at Llurimagua, proposed by Enami and Codelco. In Peru, residents of Aquia, Ancásh, accuse the Antamina mine of encroaching on their land without consultation.

Hugh O’Shaughnessy Obituary

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British journalist Hugh O'Shaughnessy, who died on 1 March 2022, was one of the founders of Latin America Bureau. He reported from Latin America for the Financial Times and the Observer.

Chile: una revolución de hembras

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Gabriel Boric, elected President of Chile with a sound majority in December, took office on 11 March, swearing in a cabinet with 14 women and 10 men. To Imogen Mark this felt like a real revolution.

Chile: ‘Three Grounds’ abortion law inadequate

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Chile's current 'Three Grounds' abortion law is proving inadequate in practice. Lack of public information, the 14-week limit and medical staff 'conscientious objection' opt outs all lead to many unwanted pregnancies and dangerous illegal abortions. The incoming Boric government is being urged to reform the law.

Attempted murder of Pinochet depicted in animated video ‘El Melocotón’

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New animated music video depicts Chilean guerilla organisation Manuel Rodríguez Patriotic Front's 1986 assassination attempt against General Augusto Pinochet.

Chile: on Boric, the constitution and the future

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Natasha Tinsley interviews a cross-section of young Chileans about the recent elections and the victory of new-left candidate Gabriel Boric. They express their hopes, fears and expectations for the future.

‘Revolutionary Dreams’: first-hand account of repression under Pinochet

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Revolutionary Dreams, a new film by Dan Philips and Malcolm Boorer, tells the story of a Chilean young family’s escape from Pinochet’s fascist regime to Wales.

No quiet evening in Chile

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LAB editor Emily Gregg reports from Concepción Chile on the historic night of Gabriel Boric' election victor

Chile: the threat of a far right victory

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On 19 December, Chileans will vote in the second round of the presidential election. Currently ultra-right-winger José Antonio Kast is leading. Details of his programme are denounced.

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