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This Month: Reforms in Chile, Brazil

This September, Chileans will vote to adopt or reject the proposed Constitution.
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The Telegraph   |   Published 31.07.22, 05:23 AM

Chile’s Constitutional Assembly handed over to President Gabriel Boric the proposed new Constitution, put together over the last two years. It all started in 2019 with a metro fare hike. Angry protests snowballed into rioting and arson. When the violence died down, you could hear what the people wanted — a more equal society, whereas their Constitution allowed for a very unequal one. Even water is privatised in Chile. This led to the demand to reform the old Constitution; 79 per cent voted for a new one drawn up by an elected body. This September, Chileans will vote to adopt or reject the proposed Constitution.

The Supreme Court of Brazil declared the Paris Climate Agreement — an international treaty to limit global warming — a human rights treaty. It ruled: “Treaties on environmental law are a type of human rights treaty and... enjoy supranational status.” Brazil is the first country to do this.



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