Chile’s democratic re-engineering can create a regional model of social democracy, but the mechanism is fraught with dangers.
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News about the struggle for better democracy in Chile. Chile is a functioning democracy. According to Freedom House, the "Senate serves eight-year terms and the Chamber of Deputies is elected for four years". A strong democracy has ensured Chile a strong economy and relative social stability. Also check out our section on World Democracy.
Chileans voted Sunday to select some 155 persons tasked with the long overdue rewriting of the dictatorship-era constitution.
On Easter Sunday, April 4, Chile’s Senate will hold special session to vote on reform that will postpone upcoming general elections.
The idea for the new Constitution was that if we change the fundamental law, we might bring about broader structural changes.
New constitutions were born, significant amendments were approved and reform processes were initiated across the four corners of the globe.
53 former secret police agents convicted from the country’s dictatorship for participating in the kidnapping and disappearance of seven communist leaders.
North Korea’s hacking operations to gather intelligence and raise funds for the sanction-strapped government in Pyongyang may be gathering steam.
Nicanor Parra revolutionized Latin American literature and won the Spanish-speaking world’s highest literary honor
As I cast my ballot early today in the voting booth, I decided to stop dawdling and write something about the importance of voting. I have wanted to post my daughter’s words, because — as a millennial — she has something important to say about voting
Yesterday was Pablo Neruda’s birthday, and since he is one of my favorite poets, I dedicate this post to him, my translation of Sonnet LXIX from 100 Love Sonnets: Cien sonetos de amor