A Venezuelan migrant child cries after the police told his family to break up a camp they had set up on the seashore in El Morro, a neighbourhood of Iquique, Chile, in December 2021.
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Increasing fears about crime in Chile can be attributed to the recent influx of immigrants, but research shows those concerns aren’t based in reality.
Buildings sit in the water along the shore following Hurricane Fiona in Rose Blanche-Harbour Le Cou, Nfld. Fiona left a trail of destruction across much of Atlantic Canada.
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Amid a number of major crises, the world clearly needs radical change. But what will it look like? The desire to return to pre-pandemic ‘normal’ is powerful, but ‘normal’ is what got us where we are today.
Chilean president Gabriel Boric: hopes for a new era of progressive politics dashed.
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Voters have rejected radical proposals to overhaul the constitution established under the Pinochet dictatorship.
Like Australia, Chile is facing mounting environmental pressures, such as an escalating water crisis. If the constitution is approved in September it’ll deliver profound changes to the country.
President Ronald Reagan, shown here speaking in Moscow in 1980, was an early adopter of neoliberalism in the U.S.
The word ‘neoliberal’ gets thrown around a lot, often with differing and even contradictory meanings. Here, a political economist explains the origins and evolution of this complex concept.
From songs on the Spanish revolution to others on American Imperialism, Strummer’s lyrics inspired a generation of music-lovers to action.
A provocative short film about a woman and her dog, Bestia highlights the impunity enjoyed by Chile’s military and politicians
Water: an increasingly expensive necessity.
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Should the U.S. help low-income households afford water service, as it does with heating and groceries? Chile does. An economist explains how it works there and how it could work here.
Front-runner: Republican Party candidate, José Antonio Kast.
Three decades after the Chilean people toppled the notorious Pinochet regime, a new standard bearer for the far right is leading the polls.
A climate measuring station in Chile’s Atacama desert.
This hardy desert plant lives in the hostile Atacama Desert in Chile by sucking moisture out of passing fog. As water resources become ever more scarce, humans could follow suit.
An Argentine justice crusader who calls himself Menganno has been patrolling the streets of the city of Lanus since 2010. Netflix has now picked up his character.
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In Latin America, common citizens have often donned outlandish outfits and comic book-inspired personas to lead demonstrations and promote social change.
Elisa Loncon, a Mapuche academic, has been elected president of the Constitutional Convention which will rewrite Chile’s constitution.
Elisa Loncon has pledged to prioritise indigenous and women’s rights as part of the constitutional reform.
Eurythenes atacamensis, a giant scavenging amphipod from hadal depths of the Peru-Chile Trench.
Deep ocean trenches are home to extraordinary biodiversity waiting to be discovered.
Supporters of President Donald Trump are confronted by U.S. Capitol Police officers outside the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.
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If the new U.S. administration can show that it’s taking action to address widespread grievances, it should be able to move forward from this period of sustained mass protest.
Chile made a strong case for price reductions, cut deals with multiple providers and participated in trials for early access.
The Atacama is the driest place on earth outside of a few Antarctic valleys.
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Guano helped humans farm the world’s driest desert, new research finds.
Demonstrators supporting the reform of the Chilean constitution, Santiago, October 25, 2020.
On October 25, Chilean citizens overwhelmingly voted to replace the country’s dictator-era constitution. This is an opportunity to look at the process of drafting basic laws around the world.
Workmen dissecting a whale carcass in Antarctica, circa 1935.
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For 200 years, a small number of countries have exploited the marine wildlife of Antarctica, often with devastating impact on their populations.
Chileans celebrate victory after the referendum, in Santiago, Chile, Oct. 25, 2020.
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After a year of unrest Chileans voted decisively on Oct. 25 to replace their constitution, a relic of the military dictator Pinochet. Civilians, half of them women, will write the new constitution.
‘Chile Decides’ whether to change its military dictatorship-era constitution at a popular referendum on Oct. 25.
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On Oct. 25 Chile will decide whether to replace its dictatorship-era constitution with a new one written wholly by the Chilean people. The vote shows how protests can change the course of a nation.