Father of Victim of Police Brutality Gets Shot

The father of the young man who was thrown into the river by a police officer early this month was shot in San Miguel, a marginal neighborhood of Santiago, on Sunday. His name is Ricardo Araya and was shot several times at the street after an argument with a man who is now a fugitive from justice. The 37-year-old man’s life is not in danger. He went into surgery at the Doctor Sotero del Rio hospital in Puente Alto and he is now recovering at the Adult Emergency section.

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Solidarity and support for the Santiago de Chili metro

From the International Coordination of Metros Unions, we stand in solidarity with the Federation of Metro Unions of our sister country of Chile, in its just struggle against the dismissal of nearly 1,200 sub-contract workers in the different areas of the operation. These workers were already precarious before the pandemic, and their salaries were already low.

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Communist youth across the Americas ready to unite

On August 29, the Young Communists of Chile (JJCC) celebrated their 88th anniversary of existence on the 50th anniversary of the victory of the Popular Front coalition in Chile. The Communist Party of Chile played a historical role in the participation and leadership of the Salvador Allende–led Popular Unity coalition which was elected in 1970 before being overthrown in the U.S.-backed fascist coup in 1973. The Chilean Communist Party played a leading role in the resistance to the almost 30-year-long dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet.

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WFTU-FISE Demands Immediate Liberation of Francisca Acosta and Michael Humaña Concha

The World Federation of Teachers Unions (FISE) representing the 122 affiliated countries of the five continents, and being one of the TUI Affiliated to the WFTU-FSM (WORLD FEDERATION OF TRADE UNIONS) with its more than 95 million workers in 130 countries, extends its Internationalist Solidarity, and at the same time strongly condemns and repudiates the arbitrary detention of our colleagues, Francisca Acosta and Michael Humaña Concha, president of the SNTE, in Chile, in the framework of the celebration of May 1st 2020 commemoration and historical date for all workers around…

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Statement of Solidarity with the Chilean People

The Democratic Socialists of America stands in solidarity with the Chilean people in the face of massive human rights violations in the wake of the recent uprising that has moved to a general strike. The Chilean government and its billionaire president Sebastian Piñera — who himself made a fortune off the so-called liberalization of the country — have reacted violently to mass protest resulting from decades of frustration with uneven distribution of wealth and empty promises since the end of the military dictatorship. Military rule ended Chile’s democratic road to…

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ITF calls on Chilean President Piñera to listen to the people or resign

The unrest prompted President Piñera to declare a state of emergency in the capital Santiago and other cities, and give the order to deploy 20,000 troops onto the streets. President Piñera also ordered the first military curfew since the country returned to democracy in 1990 following the right-wing Pinochet dictatorship. According to the independent National Human Rights Institute, 997 people have been injured, but doctors have accused authorities of under-reporting injuries. The UN high commission on human rights announced that it will send a team to investigate allegations of human rights…

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EU must condemn Piñera’s repression in Chile

Fifteen people killed and 5000 arrested in nationwide anti-government protests In only a matter of days, a seemingly unexceptional protest over rising metro fares in Santiago has escalated quickly into a full blown national crisis in Chile. Unshackled and fearless, protesters angry after years of austerity and worsening inequality have railed against the elistist regime of Sebastián Piñera for his profligacy and corruption, and now for repressive response to the protests.

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Maduro: Social outbreak in Chile is the result of the repressive capitalist model

The head of State and Government, Nicolás Maduro Moros, said that the social outbreak that the Republic of Chile is going through is the result of the exclusionary and repressive model imposed by the neo-liberalism that has been accumulating since the Pinochet dictatorship. During the closing ceremony of the I International Congress of Communes, Social Movements and Popular Power, which was held at the Theater “Teresa Carreño”, in Caracas, Maduro said that the situation in Chile only demonstrates the protest of a people who have lived in the inequality.

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President Maduro advocates cessation of repression against the Chilean people

The president of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, sympathized with the people of Chile and advocated the cessation of violence and police repression that is executed in that country, after the declaration of a curfew in Santiago (capital city), Chacabuco and the Valparaíso Region. “All my solidarity with the noble Chilean people, who are in resistance against the neoliberal political criminals implemented by capitalism. I advocate the cessation of violence and the brutal repression that violates the DD.HH. of the population ¡A hug to Chile!”, Said the head…

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Venezuela repudiates silence of High Commissioner for Human Rights before repression in Chile

The Bolivarian Government of Venezuela repudiates the silence of the High Commissioner for Human Rights of the United Nations Organizations (UN), Michelle Bachelet, before the repressive acts of police and military forces against the Chilean people. The Executive Vice-president of the Republic, Delcy Rodríguez, through her account on the social network Twitter @DrodriguezVen, condemned that there is no pronouncement from the specialized agency of the United Nations system dedicated to promoting and protecting human rights in the world.

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