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.

Freedom in the World 2023

Freedom in the World — Chile Country Report

Chile is rated Free in Freedom in the World 2023, Freedom House's annual study of political rights and civil liberties worldwide.