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From Hong Kong to Chile in 8 Days With COVID-19 on My Tail

    From Hong Kong to Chile in 8 Days With COVID-19 on My Tail

Santiago (21st Century Wire) — Imagine that you are in Hong Kong, in a city where “you are actually not supposed to be”, in the first place. You are ready to go home, to South America. But just two days before your departure, via Seoul and Amsterdam, your first Sky Team carrier, Korean Air, unceremoniously decides…

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A Policeman, A Pastor and A Palestinian: The ‘Chilestinians’ as a Model for Palestinian Unity

    A Policeman, A Pastor and A Palestinian: The ‘Chilestinians’ as a Model for Palestinian Unity

I was only introduced to the term ‘Chilestinians’ last February at a conference in Istanbul, during a presentation by the Director of the Palestinian Federation of Chile, Anuar Majluf. When Majluf referred to the well-rooted Palestinian community in Chile, who number between 450,000 and half a million, using that unfamiliar and peculiar phrase, I smiled.…

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On International Day of Palestine Solidarity, New BDS Wins in Chile and Ireland

    On International  Day of Palestine Solidarity, New BDS Wins in Chile and Ireland

With an overwhelming majority, the National Congress of Chile approved a resolution demanding the government “forbid the entry of products manufactured and coming from Israeli colonies in the occupied Palestinian territory.” The resolution had 99 votes in favor and only 7 against. The resolution was debated as part of the International Day of Solidarity with the…

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As Chilean Left Struggles to Preserve Memory, Right-Wing Pinera Government Works to Erase It

    As Chilean Left Struggles to Preserve Memory, Right-Wing Pinera Government Works to Erase It

SANTIAGO, CHILE — It is clear that former state-employed torturers have become emboldened since the electoral triumph of Chilean President Sebastian Pinera. While last year’s presidential election illustrated the Chilean left’s disillusion with the center-left coalitions — resulting in a low voter turnout and a right-wing victory — for Chilean memory groups, the events now…

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Latin America Embraces BDS as Chilean City Becomes First to Join Boycott of Israel

  Latin America Embraces BDS as Chilean City Becomes First to Join Boycott of Israel

VALDIVIA, CHILE – Last Tuesday, in the wake of recent victories for the Boycott, Divest, Sanctions (BDS) movement elsewhere in Latin America, Valdivia, a relatively small city in southern Chile, became the first city in all of Latin America to officially join the boycott against Israel for its apartheid policies, military occupation of the West…

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