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Chile votes to tear up dictatorship-era constitution

This week, we cover a historic vote in Chile, where people want a new Constitution. And how Brazil’s Supreme Court can rub Beijing the wrong way.

Chile votes to bury 1980 Constitution, Pinochet’s last-enduring legacy

Despite an average of 1,500 new coronavirus infections per day, Chileans went to polling places in their droves on Sunday and voted to replace their 1980 Constitution by a landslide 78-to-21-percent margin. The results were far from surprising, as polls prior to the vote showed that a majority of citizens were in favor of a new Constitution — some 93 percent said that guarantees...

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