Why Chile’s New Constitution Is a Feminist Victory
Activists built on years of organizing to achieve a groundbreaking gender-parity requirement in the upcoming drafting process.
Peru Needs a New Constitution
The country went through three presidents in a week in November—and it might soon have another if it doesn’t pursue a constitutional referendum like neighboring Chile.
China’s Hunger for Seafood Is Now Latin America’s Problem
Massively in debt to Beijing, countries in the region can’t stand up to China to protect their coasts.
A Year After Protests Began, Chile’s Constitutional Referendum Goes Ahead
On Sunday, after months of protests, voters can choose to keep or begin a process of replacing the current constitution.
In Chile, One Word Defines the Political Revolution
The Chilean term “facho” evokes the image of Chile’s fascist past—but also of present-day tenacity that thumbs its nose at institutional power.
Toppling Statues Isn’t Enough in Latin America
Rethinking the past is a tough challenge when colonial structures run deep.
Latin America’s Wave of Protests Was Historic—Then the Pandemic Arrived
The coronavirus and lockdowns have worsened the region’s economic divides—and set the stage for more political upheaval.
Tales From the Lockdown: How COVID-19 Has Changed Lives Around the World
In South Africa, people are brewing beer at home. Muslims in India are celebrating Ramadan alone. And city streets everywhere are vacant.
Governments Can Kill Protesters—but Not Protest
The people want more democracy, even if their leaders want less.
Violence Is Sometimes the Answer
Protesters get slammed by critics whenever they use force. But for the state, it’s normalized.
From Model to Muddle: Chile’s Sad Slide Into Upheaval
Chile’s government has sought for years to fix inequality problems that date to free market reforms under Pinochet. It just wasn’t nearly enough.
Chile’s Protesters Have Won a Path to a New Constitution
Here’s why they want to replace the dictatorship-era document.
Latin America Is Too Polarized to Help Stabilize Bolivia
Riven by ideological divisions and facing a lack of adequate regional mechanisms, neighboring countries cannot even agree on whether Evo Morales’s ouster constitutes a coup.
Latin America’s Protests Are Likely to Fail
The popular uprisings in Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador, and Haiti have many different causes and one thing in common: If history is any indicator, the outlook for genuine, lasting change is grim.
Why Chileans Are Still Protesting Despite Reform Promises
In Santiago, demonstrations over economic inequality are expected to continue after President Sebastián Piñera promised reforms.
There Is Still a Way Out of Venezuela’s Stalemate
Both sides should heed the lessons of negotiated transitions in Chile and South Africa to forge a peaceful path to democracy.