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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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Any president can have a series of events turn against him in such a way that his approval rating drops dramatically, and such has been the case for Sebastián Piñera of Chile. In 2019, Chile’s streets were aflame with protests that eventually turned into riots over the raising of public transportation fares and other social...
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Barely six months into 2021, and already it’s been a busy political year in Latin America. What’s becoming more evident with each election is how Latin America keeps leaning to the left. On Sunday, Peru voted for its next president. At the writing of this, socialist Pedro Castillo, who leads a Marxist party that wants to nationalize...
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Chile has been undergoing several changes recently. Between the Covid rollercoaster and a new referendum on their constitution, it’s been quite the year to be a Chilean. Just this past week, Chilean citizens headed to the polls to nominate those who will be drafting their new constitution. There was a depressed turnout for this vote, as...
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This past Friday, Chile registered over 9,000 new COVID cases in one day. It’s a grim record in a country that has been lauded for being 4th in the world in vaccination rates, and 1st in Latin America. Chile has given at least one dose of the vaccine to almost 40% of its population, but has seen...
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There has been an increase in the number of Venezuelan migrants crossing the border between Chile and Bolivia on foot. Chile has seen around 200 migrants a day cross its borders, braving the harsh altiplano terrain almost 4,000 feet above sea level where temperatures can drop to below 0C. Border towns, themselves without sufficient electricity,...
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Last week’s presidential elections in Ecuador launched a busy political year in Latin America. Chile, Haiti, Honduras, Peru, and Nicaragua are all due to hold national elections, while Argentina, El Salvador, and Mexico will hold legislative and regional elections. According to the Economist, these countries are a diverse mix: “Chile is a mature democracy. Ecuador...
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Now that Chile has decided to rewrite its constitution, it will fall to the citizens to select those who will put pen to paper and draft something worthy of the Chilean vote. As the deadline to be chosen drew to a close, there was no shortage of people willing to put their name into consideration....
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