A New Chile is possible: CHDI Solidarity Network of Chileans Abroad joins the Popular Constituent Assembly

Lanzamiento de la APC en Plaza Dignidad

Today, November 15th 2020, a year after the majority of the political parties signed an agreement behind closed doors without representatives of the social movement that had demanded changes into the chilean social-economic models. Chile Despertó Internacional, is an organization of Chileans around the world, will join and participate in the process of the Popular Constituent Assembly, a space in which different civil society organizations Read more

IT’S NO LONGER ENOUGH TO VOTE! The Campaign by Chilean Communities Abroad denouncing their Exclusion from the Electoral Process

Wednesday, June 10th, 2020

Source: Cabildo Berlín Chile

The awareness of the significance of civic participation abroad has been growing and with it a sensitivity about the restrictions imposed on it for those living outside of Chile. We have started to feel like people with second class civil rights, because we’ve been marginalized from the right to choose or to be chosen as constituents. Thus, the campaign: “It’s no longer enough to vote!” by ChDI was born.


  • Sebastian Boye (Mannheim, Alemania)
  •      Marisol Torres (CDMX, México)
  •      Betzabeth Marín-Nanco (España, Barcelona)
  • Trad. Zainab Ebrahimi (NY, Estados Unidos)

Do those of us living abroad have the right to participate in the electoral process? For those of us living outside of Chile, this question has been making its rounds in conversations with friends and family, but also in organizations and collectives we have formed in cities around the globe. Usually, the answer is “Yes, we want to participate. We have the right, because we also dream of a different Chile, we can return to one day!”. However, the prospect of being able to participate in the electoral process has clear obstacles and limits. Read more

ChDI at COP25. In everything or nothing!

All it took was for the government of Chile, 12 days after the beginning of the popular uprising, to communicate its inability to hold the COP25 in Chile and the decision of the UN, the next day, to move the event to Madrid so that Chileans from Chile Despertó Internacional (ChDI) living in Europe could begin the preparations to have presence at COP25 that took place during the first week of December 2019 in the capital of Spain.

February 13, 2020

 Dani (Barcelona) & Leo (Berlín)


The Conference of the Parties (COP) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change is an annual meeting where government representatives of the participating States try to generate agreements and channel efforts to mitigate the effects of human action on climate change, mainly to set quotas for reducing CO2 emissions.

Parallel to the COP, as a social response, the Social Summit for Climate (SSC) is held, convened by groups such as: Fridays for Future, Climate Alliance, Extinction Rebellion, among others. During a week, several talks and workshops are held around six main axes 1) planetary limits and climate emergency, 2) economic and financial power, 3) social, environmental and economic justice, 4) political systems and institutionality, 5) intersectionality and 6) alternative actions. Read more