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Chile’s election

There are many reasons the resounding victory of Gabriel Boric, a millennial left-wing congressman, in Chile’s presidential elections will echo far beyond the borders of that Andean nation. In times…

The Chilean election

Chileans on December 19 were facing a defining moment as they voted for a president to replace rightwing billionaire Sebastian Pinera whose second term is ending. Their choice of 35-year-old…

Democracy in Chile

Finally, people in Chile have given a clear mandate to the constituent assembly to change the 1980 constitution imposed by the vicious military dictatorship of General Pinochet.\ The Chilean electorate…

Chile’s referendum

Chileans voted in a national referendum on October 25. Commentary reflects what happened: “We began to dig the grave of the Pinochet-era constitution and the market economy,” one report said.…

Chile’s 9/11 Is Also Worth Remembering

Chile’s 9/11 is also worth remembering

The line could be straight out of Dr Strangelove. It was uttered, though, by Dr Henry Kissinger a few months before the Chilean presidential election of Sept 4, 1970. “I…

State of democracy

A major global pronouncement on the annual global state of democracy is out. The verdict: democracy is in doldrums globally and 2022 was a disappointing year for democracy. There is…

A failed model

Millions in Pakistan are feeling the pain of a deepening economic crisis. The working and lower middle classes in Pakistan and around the world have spent most of the year…

How to conserve energy

Oil imports have decreased by 26 per cent in the first five months of the current fiscal year (July-Nov). Crude oil imports have fallen by 16 per cent, diesel imports…