Past Event

The New Latin American Left: Chile in Comparative Perspective

October 12, 2022
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
International Affairs Building, 420 W. 118 St., New York, NY 10027 Room 802

A conversation between Chilean Journalist Daniel Matamala and Professor Victoria Murillo on the “New Left” in Latin America, with a focus on the experience of Chile’s protests, constitutional reform process, and election of new left-wing politicians (younger, feminist, environmentally conscious) and its impact on other left-wing experiences in the region.


SPEAKER: Daniel Matamala is a Chilean journalist, and MA in Political Journalism at Columbia University (2012). In 2022, he was awarded with the Maria Moors Cabot Prize, the oldest international award in the field of journalism. He is currently the anchorperson in Chilevisión Evening News. He also writes op-ed contributions for the newspaper La Tercera and the Spanish edition of The Washington Post, and participates in the political debate show Tolerancia Cero, in CNN Chile. As a special correspondent, he covered the War in Ukraine, protests in Venezuela, the Mexico-US border crisis, the working conditions in China, and other news. Daniel is also author of eight nonfiction books, mainly about political and economic power in Chile. The last one of them is "Distancia Social".  In Chile, he won the Excellence in Journalism Award (Premio Periodismo de Excelencia) five times: for best TV reporting (2011), best op-ed (2016 and 2018), and best TV interview (2018 and 2021). In 2019 he won the Outstanding Columbia University Alumnus award, given by the Columbia Alumni Club Chile. 

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