Chile Can’t Wait Longer for a New Constitution
Chileans will likely approve the drafting of a new Constitution. While complicated, the process is set to change the country for the better.
Election Overdose: Chile’s Constitution Debate Is a Recipe for Trouble
Chile may end up producing a new constitution that promises far too much.
How Latin Americans Are Using Pensions as a COVID-19 Lifeline
In Chile, Peru and elsewhere, governments are loosening regulations on pension withdrawals. What are the risks?
The Cost of Delayed Votes in Chile, Bolivia and Beyond
The pandemic has postponed voting in a region where support for democracy was already on the decline.
Chile’s New (Fragile) Social Truce
The coronavirus halted Chile’s protest movement, but a prolonged crisis could exacerbate discontent.
The 34-Year-Old Doctor Shaping Chile’s Pandemic Response
Izkia Siches is part of a new generation of leaders emerging during the coronavirus outbreak.
Chile Is About to Make a Huge Mistake
A new constitution isn’t necessary to correct the country’s deep inequities. In fact, the process may only make matters worse.
AQ Podcast: Why a New Chile Constitution Could Backfire
In our inaugural episode, a conversation on the risks of rewriting Chile’s constitution.
Trapped: What If Chile Ends Up Like Argentina?
It wouldn’t be the first country to get stuck in the classic “middle-income trap”.
When Chile’s Past Blurs with its Present
This article is adapted from AQ’s special report on Latin America’s armed forces. It’s as if Chilean director Patricio Guzmán knew what was going to happen in late 2019. The images of uprising, fracture and hope for a better future in his latest film, La Cordillera de los Sueños (The Cordillera of Dreams), feel like a prelude … Read more
Solving Chile’s Crisis Starts With Fixing Its Pension System
Protesters cite the Pinochet-era retirement scheme as their top grievance. Fixing it will mean a return to basic principles of social security.
Susan Segal: Amid Unrest, Democracy Remains the Answer for Latin America
Lessons from three decades observing the region’s militaries.
How Chile Can Avoid Brazil’s Fate
Chile’s challenges are more than skin deep. As things stand, the political establishment will be hard-pressed to face them.
The Lesson from Chile: Dismiss Voters at Your Own Peril
Demands for broad constitutional change are not new – and politicians should have listened.
Did Chile Just Find a Way Out of Its Crisis?
A referendum for a constitutional assembly may pacify the nation.