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Urban development in Allende’s Chile: going up!

By Genaro Cuadros Ibáñez / 3 September, 2020

At the time of Salvador Allende’s election victory on 4 September 1970, Chile was experiencing accelerated urbanisation that was deeply unequal. Confronting the housing deficit, and providing access to urban services and facilities would be one of the challenges of Allende’s Popular government. With creativity and involvement of the people, […]

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Salvador Allende: respect for the world

By Juan Somavía / 3 September, 2020

When Salvador Allende entered the General Assembly of the United Nations, a very exceptional thing happened: there was huge, spontaneous applause from the delegates, who rose to their feet. At the end of his speech, the president of Chile was again cheered at length with a persistent standing ovation. This […]

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Salvador Allende: his ethical, social and democratic legacy

By Marcela Ahumada / 31 August, 2020

On 4 September 1970, fifty years ago, the socialist doctor Salvador Allende won the elections and became President of the Republic of Chile. In the middle of the cold war, for the first time in Latin America, a socialist came to power through elections, democratically and in freedom. Fifty years […]

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Progress and setbacks in environmental protection in Chile – continuity in State policy?

By Valentina Durán / 11 March, 2019

Environmental justice problems persist, this is to say, issues of asymmetric environmental benefits and burdens, inherited from the industrial policies initiated in the 50’s.

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The face of Chile’s Right: Piñera’s first year in government

By Maya Fernandez / 8 March, 2019

The government submitted to the Congress a tax reform project with a clear aim: getting the richest to pay less tax.

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Truth and justice in Chile: Twenty years after Pinochet’s arrest and one year of Sebastián Piñera’s Government

By Marcela Ahumada / 8 March, 2019

The challenge for the center-left is to fight impunity, make progress in a number of outstanding issues related to truth and justice.

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