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
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 VoiceMarch 7, 2021
Chilean Socialists Say: Not One Cent for the Cops!
Chile is going to the polls on April 11. The Revolutionary Workers Party (PTR) is running, and their new one-minute video has a clear message: Not one cent for the cops!
Nathaniel FlakinFebruary 26, 2021
Revolutionary Workers to the Constituent Assembly in Chile!
In late October, Chileans voted overwhelmingly to draft a new constitution. A constitutional convention will be elected in April. The bourgeois and reformist parties are hoping to rejuvenate the neoliberal regime. The Revolutionary Workers Party (PTR) is campaigning to defend the banners of last year’s revolt.
Nathaniel FlakinDecember 19, 2020
Revolutionary Socialists Will Run to Rewrite Chile’s Constitution
Trotskyists in Chile have won the democratic right to stand as candidates next April for the convention that will draft a new constitution. They will bring to the gathering an independent revolutionary working-class perspective missing from the large Left parties that have been collaborating with the bourgeois regime so it can hold on to power.
Scott CooperOctober 27, 2020
Chileans Vote in Favor of Rewriting Their Constitution
A year after hundreds of thousands took to the streets of Chile demanding an end to the neoliberal regime, Chileans voted overwhelmingly in favor of drafting a new constitution.
Pablo TorresOctober 26, 2020
Chile Shows That the True Engine of History Is Class Struggle
Lester Calderon is an industrial worker and member of the Revolutionary Workers Party (PTR) in Chile. In a speech given at the international rally of the Trotskyist Fraction this May Day, he explains how the government of President Sebastián Piñera, with the complicity of several “left” parties, has used the pandemic to further suppress the mass uprising that began last year.
Lester CalderonMay 14, 2020
Solidarity with Dauno Tótoro, a Young Leftist Leader Persecuted by the Chilean Government
The young leader of the Chilean left is persecuted for having called for Piñera's resignation in a public assembly.
Left VoiceDecember 27, 2019
A Month of Chilean Rebellion: Whither the Constituent Assembly?
The massive uprising in Chile has entered its second month. However, two of the demonstrators' main demands have not been met: the dismissal of President Piñera and the convening of a constituent assembly. What's next?
Juan ValenzuelaDecember 6, 2019