Group of demonstrators gathering on the streets and parks protesting against Piñera's government. Valparaíso, Chile. 9 November 2019.   Editorial credit: Fabrizio Rondanelli /


Chile is a stable democracy that has experienced a significant expansion of political rights and civil liberties since the return of civilian rule in 1990. Ongoing concerns include corruption and unrest linked to land disputes with Indigenous Mapuche people.

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Freedom in the World — Chile Country Report

Chile is rated Free in Freedom in the World 2022, Freedom House's annual study of political rights and civil liberties worldwide.