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Indigenous Want Autonomy in Chile

March 1, 2006 Cyril Mychalejko 0

The Mapuche, Chile’s largest indigenous population, is forming a political party in an effort gain autonomy and self-government. The Wallmapuwen (party) hopes to be legally recognized later this year so that it has the time […]

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Justice in Chile?

January 25, 2006 Cyril Mychalejko 0

Former Chilean dictator and U.S. government ally Augusto Pinochet was stripped of immunity from prosecution last week in 59 cases of torture and kidnapping. The Supreme Court must uphold the decision before the ex-dictator can […]

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Chile’s Conservative Leftist?

January 17, 2006 Cyril Mychalejko 0

President-elect Michelle Bachelet, Chile’s first woman leader, has pledged to "walk the same road" as the outgoing Lagos administration. For this "socialist," that means supporting free market policies such as the Free Trade Area of […]

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Imperial Forestry in Chile and the Myth of the Trickledown Theory

October 16, 2005 Gary Graham Hughes 0

Two years ago, in early November 2003, after a ferocious markets-based campaign in the US, an agreement was signed by US and Chilean environmental groups with the two largest wood products companies in Chile. The agreement, facilitated by Home Depot, was received as an important step forward in promoting collaborative resolution to international environmental conflicts. […]

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