Sebastián Piñera

Revolutionary Rehearsals in Chile’s Uprising

While there have been multiple attempts to tame and repress Chile’s mobilizations, they are still underway. The outcome of this uprising could change the political situation in Latin America and beyond.

Chile: Frente Amplio Joins Bourgeois Parties in “Social Peace” Agreement

Faced with more than a month of challenge to his regime’s very existence, Chilean President Piñera has rolled out the latest attempt to quell the revolt in the streets that has mobilized millions: a phony process to “revise” the constitution inherited from the Pinochet dictatorship while keeping himself in office and ensuring the continuation of bourgeois rule. And he has willing partners on the left: Frente Amplio has signed on, and the Communist Party is deep into the discussions with the murderous government, although the CP hasn’t yet gone so far as to sign the agreement officially.

Activist Dies in Chile’s Plaza Italia as Police Repress Medics

Abel Acuña was only 29 years old. Yesterday at Plaza de la Dignidad (ex Plaza Italia), violent repression was unleashed against protesters. This sent Acuña into a cardiac arrest. Acuña’s death is the responsibility of Sebastián Piñera’s government.

Chilean Workers Reject Piñera’s “New Constitution” with a General Strike

On Tuesday, a day-long general strike paralyzed parts of the Chilean economy. There were massive demonstrations and hundreds of roadblocks were put up across the country. All the while, the discredited president Sebastián Piñera is attempting to regain the initiative with a call for a “new constitution.”