Chileans head to the polls to decide whether to adopt a new constitution that aims to shift its market-driven society into one that is more welfare-based.
Gabriel Boric takes over the reins of a country clamouring for change following mass protests in 2019, which he supported, against deep-rooted inequality.
Gabriel Boric, a former protest leader, defeated an opponent who was a staunch defender of the notorious General Augusto Pinochet regime.
Thousands demonstrate to mark the second anniversary of months of protests that led to the formation of a representative assembly to redraft the country's constitution.
The museum is located in the Covent Garden area, inside premises that used to house a police station and a magistrates' court where defendants ranging from writer Oscar Wilde to suffragettes Emmeline and Christabel Pankhurst once appeared.
Chilean streets filled for the first time since the coronavirus outbreak as millions of people turned out to vote on whether to tear up its Pinochet-era constitution in favour of a fresh charter drafted by citizens.
Approved by President Sebastian Pinera, Chileans will on April 26 decide whether they want a new constitution and if they do, whether the body that draws up the new document should be a popularly elected assembly or one mixed with current lawmakers.
Chile's President Sebastian Pinera said he would send bills to Chile's congress to toughen penalties against looting, violence and destruction committed during protests.
Amid ongoing civil unrest in Chile against the rule of President Sebastian Pinera and his right-wing policies, the president maintains that he will continue to the end of his term.
For the filmmakers, this 95-minute documentary is an attempt to be able to deal with the ghosts of the past, when Francisco Franco ruled Spain with an iron fist, engaging in violence and crimes against humanity.
Sebastian Pinera – whose fortune has been estimated by Forbes at $2.7 billion – has promised to transform Chile into a developed economy in eight years.
The country's right-wing candidate Sebastian Pinera has gained a lead in the presidential elections, but the left , even though battered by the low voter turnout, still has a chance of bouncing back in the upcoming run-offs.
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