While the rest of Chile work to seriously challenge the Pinochet-era constitution, the point of view through the eyes of the indigenous Mapuche people tells us that the country still has a long way to go. So the LMC spends the hour with freelance writer Carole Concha Bell on the continued struggle for Mapuche rights and how things won’t change overnight.
On this episode, the LMC speaks with Camila Vergara on the Chilean people’s uprising against the countries neoliberal economic system that dates back the Pinochet dictatorship and how current president Sebastian Pinera is applying it today. Camila Vergara is a postdoctural research scholar @ the Columbia Law School in New York.
In less than nine years, the number of Haitian immigrants going to Chile has gone from almost non-existent to over 100,000 and growing. The LMC speaks with Cristian Dona-Reveco about this growing community in Chile and their struggles against institutional racism and xenophobia. Cristian Dona-Reveco is an associate professor of Sociology and the director of the Latino/Latin American Studies Program at the University of Nebraska, Omaha.