Chilean President Signs Anti-Hate Crime Law

Speaking of equality in Latin America, yesterday Chilean President Sebastián Piñera signed into law a bill that prohibits hate-crimes and discrimination based on sexuality. The bill had languished in Chile’s Congress for seven years until this past spring, when the tragic and needless murder of Daniel Zamudio led to public shock and outrage that helped to get the bill through Congress quickly.

About Colin M. Snider

I have a Ph.D. in history, specializing in Latin American History and Comparative Indigenous History. My dissertation focused on Brazil. Beyond Latin America generally, I'm particularly interested in class identities, military politics, human rights, labor, education, music, and nation. I can be found on Twitter at @ColinMSnider.
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