Runoff in Chile: For Defeating Kast and the Right, without Confidence in Boric or His Project
Gabriel Boric’s wide margin of victory over José Antonio Kast in today’s Chilean presidential vote was a surprise. It was a rejection of the strengthening of the Right wing in the first round of the elections. Now that fight against the Right must move to the streets, where the demands from the October 2019 rebellion must be raised again.
La Izquierda Diario ChileDecember 20, 2021
Boric’s Win in Chile’s Presidential Elections and the Fight for October’s Demands
Gabriel Boric’s wide margin of victory over José Antonio Kast in today’s Chilean presidential vote was a surprise. It was a rejection of the strengthening of the Right in the first round of the elections. Now that fight against the Right must move to the streets, where the demands from the October 2019 rebellion must be raised again.
La Izquierda Diario ChileDecember 19, 2021
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 VoiceDecember 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 PeñaDecember 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 FlakinNovember 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 FlakinOctober 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 MelipalOctober 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.
La Izquierda Diario ArgentinaOctober 9, 2021
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 RosasOctober 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.
La Izquierda Diario ChileAugust 24, 2021