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‘Very worrying’: is a far-right radical about to take over in Chile?

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María Irene Campos was a woman on a mission. “I want to send the message that Chile will never again be communist,” the 74-year-old retiree proclaimed as she hit the streets last Friday to catch a glimpse of the man s...

‘A new Chile’: political elite rejected in vote for constitutional assembly

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Chile’s established political elite has been roundly rejected at the polls six months ahead of a pivotal presidential election, as the country turned to a progressive new generation to write the next chapter in its hi...

Could Chile show the United States how to rebuild its democracy?

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Chile always gave the lie to the cold war claim that the United States stood for democracy. When its voters in 1970 showed the temerity (“irresponsibility”, Henry Kissinger called it) to elect socialist Salvador Allen...

Uruguay earn Copa América draw with Chile as Luis Suárez forces Vidal error

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Uruguay ended a goal drought stretching back to November 2020 but needed an own goal from Arturo Vidal to rescue a point against Chile in their Group A encounter. Chile took the lead midway through the first half in C...

Gabriel Boric, 36, to usher in new era for Chile as he takes presidential oath

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After a dizzying rise from student protest leader to head of state in just over a decade, Gabriel Boric is set to be sworn in on Friday as Chile’s youngest ever president. A month on from his 36th birthday, Boric will...

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