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Chileans voted in the presidential primaries for the November 2013 elections, and the results are in. For the Nueva Mayoría (New Majority, a coalition of left and center-left parties): Michelle Bachelet Jeria (PS – Socialist Party) 73.05% (WINNER) Andrés Velasco … Continue reading →
Being in Chile for September 11th, especially this year, is moving. On a personal note, I am conducting research for my dissertation, which investigates how political prisoners and their families rebuilt their lives in the aftermath of the political violence … Continue reading →
Yesterday, Wedensday, May 16, 100,000 students and supporters marched in Santiago in the protest organized by the Confederation of University Students of Chile (Confech). Confech spokesperson and president of the Student Federation of the Universidad de Chile (FECh) Gabriel Boric … Continue reading →
On Wednesday, April 25, two important and interrelated events occurred in Chile: the former dictator Augusto Pinochet Ugarte’s revised last will and testament was opened, and around 60,000 students marched in protest of the economical and social disadvantages ingrained in … Continue reading →