Chileans voted overwhelmingly to rewrite their constitution in what will be a long, expensive and imperfect journey. But there’s plenty of reason for optimism, says author and journalist Paula Schmidt. AQ‘s Brian Winter spoke with Schmidt about what we can expect next, the new constitution’s potential to help close Chile’s gender gap, and the marginalized community that Schmidt fears is being left out of the process.
Paula Schmidt is a journalist, a columnist in the digital newspaper El Líbero, and a professor at Chile’s Universidad de Los Andes.
Brian Winter is the editor-in-chief of Americas Quarterly.
- The Politics of Chile’s New Constitution, by Patricio Navia
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