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How Chileans Mobilized To Rewrite Their Constitution WorldAffairs

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On October 25, an overwhelming majority of Chileans voted to throw out their constitution, written during Augusto Pinochet’s brutal dictatorship. It started as a student protest at a high school and grew into a national movement. Now, the streets of Santiago are filled with jubilant celebration, music and fireworks. But soon, the hard work of writing the new charter will begin. Daniel Alarcón discusses his reporting from Chile with Ray Suarez. 
Featuring:
Daniel Alarcón, contributing writer at The New Yorker and Executive Producer of Radio Ambulante. 
Ray Suarez, co-host of WorldAffairs & Washington reporter for Euronews
Reading Material: 
Chile at the Barricades, by Daniel Alarcón, The New Yorker
If you appreciate this episode and want to support the work we do, please consider making a donation to World Affairs. We cannot do this work without your help. Thank you.

On October 25, an overwhelming majority of Chileans voted to throw out their constitution, written during Augusto Pinochet’s brutal dictatorship. It started as a student protest at a high school and grew into a national movement. Now, the streets of Santiago are filled with jubilant celebration, music and fireworks. But soon, the hard work of writing the new charter will begin. Daniel Alarcón discusses his reporting from Chile with Ray Suarez. 
Featuring:
Daniel Alarcón, contributing writer at The New Yorker and Executive Producer of Radio Ambulante. 
Ray Suarez, co-host of WorldAffairs & Washington reporter for Euronews
Reading Material: 
Chile at the Barricades, by Daniel Alarcón, The New Yorker
If you appreciate this episode and want to support the work we do, please consider making a donation to World Affairs. We cannot do this work without your help. Thank you.

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