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In Victory for LGBTQ+ Movement, Chile Legalizes Marriage Equality

On Tuesday, Chile became the eighth Latin American country to legalize marriage equality. This historic victory was won in the streets.

Left Voice

December 8, 2021

Chilean Right-Wing Presidential Candidate Kast Visits the United States to Win the Backing of Imperialism

José Antonio Kast, a candidate for president of Chile in the final round of elections on December 19, is visiting the United States to convince Big Business in the belly of the imperialist beast to back his ultra-right program.

Yuri Peña

December 1, 2021

The Far Right and the Reformist Left Will Face Off in Chile’s Presidential Elections

In the first round of presidential elections in Chile, the far-right politician José Antonio Kast won 28 percent. The 35-year-old former student leader Gabriel Boric reached 25 percent. The two main traditional parties did not reach a runoff. Trotskyists got 50,000 votes.

Nathaniel Flakin

November 22, 2021

Chile’s Version of Donald Trump Pulls Ahead in the Polls

José Antonio Kast is taking a page from the Republican playbook, with rants against "illegal immigrants" and appeals to "traditional values." The far-right politician is approaching the head of the pack in Chile’s elections next month.

Nathaniel Flakin

October 26, 2021

Two Years After the Rebellion in Chile: Political Crisis, Constituent Assembly, and Elections

Two years ago, millions of people took to the streets of Chile. Today, the cost of living is rising, while the billionaires who own the country enrich themselves. Revolutionary socialists are campaigning in the elections to “retake the path of October” and advance toward a general strike.

Teresa Melipal

October 20, 2021

Lester Calderón, the Chilean Worker Who Wants to Bring the Voice of the Workers to Congress

Lester Calderón is a union leader in an explosives factory in Antofagasta, Chile’s mining capital. He is a member of the Revolutionary Workers Party (PTR) who unexpectedly garnered 13 percent of the votes for governor in May. Now he’s running for Congress.

Chile Takes Step Towards Decriminalizing Abortion

The lower house of the Chilean congress has approved a reform that would decriminalize abortion before 14 weeks of gestation. This is an important step forward and is a result of recent mass protests, but the fight continues for legal, safe and free abortion in Chile.

Pan y Rosas

October 1, 2021

Chile: Revolutionary Coalition Emerges Ahead of November Elections

Five organizations of Chile’s far Left, including our comrades of the Partido de Trabajadores Revolucionarios, have come together to form a new electoral bloc for the November elections. The Front for Working-Class Unity puts forward the demands of the popular uprising that shook the country in 2019, including an end to austerity, political persecution. We reproduce the declaration here.

Elections in Chile: Establishment Parties Suffer, and Revolutionaries Get 50,000 Votes

In the elections this weekend in Chile, voter turnout was low. Many people voted against the government and the political heirs of the dictatorship. Revolutionary workers had an impressive showing.

Nathaniel Flakin

May 18, 2021

Revolutionary Workers Mount Election Campaign in Chile

An interview with two socialist candidates for the elections to the Constitutional Convention in Chile on April 11.

Left Voice

March 7, 2021