Thursday, 12 September 2013

The day after

Yesterday marked the 40th anniversary since the coup d'état which toppled Salvador Allende and installed a 17-year military dictatorship in Chile. There were ceremonies - religious and civil - protests, and lots and lots of opinion. Here is an op-ed I wrote with Carl Meacham in the Miami Herald on what it all means. Here is another one (in spanish)  which was published today in La Tercera on how we move forward.

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Piñera in Time

President Sebastián Piñera was interviewed in Time Magazine. What strikes me is how much the interview sounds like him. Even in English, his cadence comes through. Also, how critical he is of the US.

Sunday, 8 September 2013

40 years

September 11th will mark  40 years since the coup which toppled Salvador Allende. I wrote a column (in spanish) on how Chile remains politically segregated, even to the point of being unable to organize a national commemoration of the events.

My friend Alberto Pando, former CNN reporter, has produced this excellent documentary (with English subtitles).