These are exciting times in Chile. For the first time in our history, a new constitution will be drafted by a convention that is not only fully democratic, but has gender parity and representation for indigenous peoples.
A further boost to Chilean democracy is the presidential election due to be held in November. As in any election, debate is fierce. So much so that it has reached Haaretz, a newspaper based 15,000 kms away from Chile. As politically engaged Jews, we would like to contribute to that debate about the left in Chile, and about the suitability of the Communist Party’s candidate for the presidency, Daniel Jadue.