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 the indigenous Mapuche population.

An opposition demonstrator plays the violin during a protest against President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas. Credit: FEDERICO PARRA/AFP/Getty Images.

Freedom in the World — Chile Country Report

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