The new constitution was rejected as an expression of the growing discontent among Chileans regarding the general direction of social liberalism.
Former president Lula is in the lead in the polls ahead of the first round of elections in Brazil to be held on October 2. These elections will be transformative for Brazil and will have ramifications across the globe.
The people of Bolivia and Chile imagine a different kind of extraction: one that is controlled by those who live by the resources and one that does not destroy the earth.
Latin American nations are putting themselves on the front line for the sovereignty of certain countries, and are backing progressive processes in others.
The general mood in Latin America is that the United States should not waste its time interfering south of its border but should, instead, spend its energy trying to resolve its cascading internal crises.
Massive spending by states on military production and destruction is a criminal waste of resources. The priorities of humanity are the fight against inequality and poverty.