Tag: Chile protests

A Counterweight to Authoritarianism, People Power Is on the Rise

A Counterweight to Authoritarianism, People Power Is on the Rise

Despite all the obstacles, Americans are voting in huge numbers prior to Election Day. With a week to go, nearly 70 million voters have sent in their ballots or stood on line for early voting. The pandemic hasn’t prevented them from exercising their constitutional right. Nor have...

A Ballot That Could Redefine the Rules of Chile’s Democracy

A Ballot That Could Redefine the Rules of Chile’s Democracy

One recurring theme in Latin American politics is how regularly the rules of the constitutional game change. On average, Latin American countries rewrite their constitutions every 20 years. Until recently, Chile was an exception. The country’s transition to democracy in 1990 was based on rules...

What Is Driving the Protests in Latin America?

What Is Driving the Protests in Latin America?

The first thing to bear in mind when looking at the recent violent demonstrations that have occurred in Latin American countries like Chile, Ecuador, Haiti and Bolivia is to resist the spell of common myths about the region. Latin America is a vast territory composed of 20 countries, from Mexico...

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