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Chilean President Bachelet Hit Hard after Suing Magazine

  Bachelet said she filed the suit to protect her reputation and honor (wikimedia) Chilean President Michelle Bachelet has been under fire this week after filing a legal complaint against the magazine Qué Pasa, which published transcripts of a conversation related to the events being investigated in an ongoing trial involving the

United States Loses Crown of World’s Most Competitive Economy

The United States is no longer the leader in economic competition falling to the 30th position. (Summa) Español Mexico fell six places in 2016 global competitiveness rankings in the Global Competitiveness Index IMD, which analyzes 61 economies and was prepared by the Business School of Switzerland. Mexico now occupies the 45th position, having fallen from last year’s 39th

Latin America Is a Cautionary Tale about Socialist Experiments

Socialism shows that words are very powerful weapons, as propaganda has so effectively controlled people’s beliefs. (Wikipedia) EspañolSocialism of the 21st Century shows that the movement has more or less gone unchanged over time — regardless of when or where it was implemented — and has also failed throughout history with always a different excuse:

The Jury Is In: Latin America’s 21st Century Socialism Has Failed

Argentina’s Kirchner and Rousseff are out of power, Maduro is about to leave, and Morales failed to achieve indefinite reelection. (Ideas de Babel) EspañolAt the beginning of the century, it was conceivable to think of Latin America as being in a socioeconomic and cultural movement completely dictating the political destiny of South America. The

The Latin American Left Faces Its Worst Moment

The impeachment trial against Dilma Rousseff is the most recent example of the crisis that leftist Latin American leaders are facing. (Teledoce) EspañolThe impeachment trial of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff was announced Thursday, May 12 by the Brazilian Senate, making the country yet another example of a Latin American democracy grappling with an ugly

What Is Behind Bachelet’s Push to Reform the Chilean Constitution?

The Bachelet administration is very interested in reforming the Chilean Constitution, but no one can explain why. (Angel Guardián) By Andrea Kohen EspañolOne of President Michelle Bachelet’s goals from the beginning of her mandate in 2014 has been to revise or rewrite Chile’s constitution. The ruling progressive coalition’s idea is to rid the country

Chilean Senate Approves “Anti-Leaks” Bill

The text insists on limiting the public access to key information. (El Mostrador) EspañolOn Tuesday April 5, in the presence of Interior Minister Jorge Burgos and Justice Minister Javiera Blanco, the Chilean Senate Constitution Commission completed the amendments to the controversial article that sanctions leaks on confidential judicial investigations. The Senate floor unanimously

Chile Hit with Massive Campaign Corruption Scandal

The campaigns of both President Michelle Bachelet and former President Sebastián Piñera are under investigation. (Wikimedia) Chile has joined Brazil and Venezuela among Latin American countries making headlines recently for political scandal. Accusations and charges have been mounting over the last year against high-profile politicians, their assistants and family members for accepting

Chile Steps Up Regulation of Uber with Fines, Car Seizures

Uber promised to pay the fine for drivers who use the app (Xataca) EspañolTransport and Communications Minister, Andrés Gómez-Lobo announced plans to increase control over Uber and other apps providing third-party service in Chile. Gomez-Lobo said “cars will be towed away, as any pirate vehicle” because without an orange patent, Uber and its competitors should be

Defrauded Investors File Lawsuit to Recover Galt’s Gulch Chile

Investors engaged in a legal battle for Galt’s Gulch Chile (pictured) hope they can get at least some of their money back via properties held by the project. (GGC Rehab) The legal battle for Galt’s Gulch Chile (GGC), the development project inspired by Ayn Rand’s dystopian novel Atlas Shrugged, is heating