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Latin America is currently seeing a leftist resurgence. In the last 5 years, several socialists have been elected to the highest office in their respective countries: Chile’s Gabriel Boric, Honduras’ Xiomara Castro, Peru’s Pedro Castillo, Argentina’s Alberto Fernandez, and Mexico’s Lopez Obrador. This shift to the left will only increase in 2022, with Brazil & Colombia’s...
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Chile elected 35-year-old Gabriel Boric as its new president in Sunday’s run-off election. He is the youngest president in Chilean history and its most leftist and liberal in over 50 years. Not since the famed Salvadore Allende has Chile had another socialist leader. Boric has branded himself a moderate socialist, distancing his rhetoric and values from the...
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This Sunday, December 19, Chile will vote for a new president. The first round of elections in November saw conservative José Antonio Kast finish with a narrow lead over leftist former student activist Gabriel Boric. That has since flipped, with Boric now with a slight lead. Both candidates have been busy vying for support in key...
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More than 15 million Chileans registered to vote in Sunday’s presidential elections. Ultra-conservative José Antonio Kast finished with 28% of the vote while leftist former student activist Gabriel Boric finished at 26%. In Chile’s electoral system, if no candidate secures a 50% majority, the two top finishers compete in a runoff, which will be held on December...
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On Sunday, November 21, Chileans will head to the polls to elect a new president. Currently, the front-runners are leftist former student activist Gabriel Boric and ultra-conservative José Antonio Kast, with pre-election polls showing Kast with a slight lead. If no candidate obtains at least 50% of the vote, a run-off will be held in December. In...
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Kyle and Hannah Shreve are at 60% of their needed support and are planning to leave for Chile in 2022! Pray for them as they begin to look for tickets to Santiago. Pray also for God to strengthen and protect them while on the road in the remaining year of deputation.
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A United Nations fact-finding mission recently concluded that Venezuela’s justice system repressed opponents of the government. The judiciary lacked independence & impartiality, frequently received orders from the Maduro government on how to decide case outcomes, and allowed public officials to commit crimes with impunity. Torture, violence, and deprivation of life are just some of the...
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Tracy Paver is waiting for Chile’s borders to open up so that she can submit the necessary paperwork to apply for a residency visa. Provided there is no spike in COVID, Chile’s border’s are supposed to open on October 1st. Pray with us that Tracy can get her paperwork approved soon so she can start...
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In 2 months, Chile will hold presidential elections. Currently, 3 candidates are leading the pack, with the leftist presidential hopeful slightly edging out the rest. However, over 50% of Chileans are still unsure of who to vote for. The large percentage of undecided voters only adds uncertainty to a country that is currently drafting a...
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After all the uncertainty that has come with the COVID response in Latin America, things seem to be looking up for the time being. Several countries are starting to see decreasing cases and deaths. Uruguay made the surprising yet exciting announcement that it had no COVID deaths on Saturday, August 7th. Argentina is looking at...
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