Inti Illimani: “With Boric, hope has been reborn in the Chilean people”

The leader Jorge Coulòn speaks to AdnKronos: “Different eras than the time of Salvador Allende but with many similarities”

“Even if the circumstances are different, because today’s times are different than that of Salvador Allende, there are many neighborhoods and similarities. And the most important is that she has awakened again and is hope is reborn in the Chilean people“. This is what he underlined to AdnKronos – which reached him by telephone in Chile – Jorge Coulòn, leader of the Inti Illimani, about the victory of the young socialist leader Boric – who dedicated the electoral triumph precisely to the figure of President Allende, who died at the Palacio de la Moneda during the 1973 military coup – on the far-right and nostalgic rival of the dictator Pinochet.

“Two signs are important – observes Jorge Coulòn – or thevery high turnout contrary to the low electoral participation of the last twenty years; and the high percentage, about 56%, had by Boric with 12 points clear of the far-right candidate. Sunday people poured into the squares and streets, demonstrating how this result was felt as one in Chile truly popular victory. The time of hope is back and we all hope, this time, to make it! “, Is the wish expressed by the leader of the Inti Illimani, the musical group that in exile, with songs such as ‘El pueblo unido’ and ‘Venceremos’, kept the attention on Chile alive in the decades of merciless dictatorship of General Augusto Pinochet.

(from Enzo Bonaiuto)