Professor Heine highlighted the diplomatic significance of President Gabriel Boric’s visit to Washington, D.C., in his recent column for La Tercera. The visit coincides with the bicentennial of Chile-U.S. diplomatic relations and underscores Chile’s ability to balance its interests in a turbulent world. The column emphasizes Chile’s commitment to prioritizing its national interests and maximizing its negotiation and influence capabilities.
In an interview with South China Morning Post, Professor Heine shared his thoughts on Chilean President Gabriel Boric’s visit to China, highlighting the focus on economic discussions and Boric’s participation in the Belt and Road Forum.
Professor Heine spoke with CNN Chile and offered valuable insights on President Gabriel Boric’s upcoming visit to China in an interview with CNN Chile. He dismissed criticism over Minister Camila Vallejo’s accompanying the President as “somewhat artificial” and emphasized the importance of strengthening Chile’s ties with China, highlighting the economic potential and diplomatic nuances involved.
Professor Heine shared insights in La Tercera on President Boric’s visit to China. He discussed the agenda, emphasizing the importance of addressing human rights through established multilateral agreements. He highlighted Chile’s unique position and potential for trade growth and advocated reviving the Valparaíso-Shanghai fiber optic cable project.
Professor Heine shared his insights and expertise on the highly anticipated upcoming visit of President Boric to China. This crucial diplomatic mission is set to play a significant roe in shaping Chile’s foreign policy and global trade relations. With his extensive experience and academic background, he provided invaluable insights to CNNChile into the importance of this visit and its potential implications for Chile’s economic and political future.
Amb. Jorge Heine, Research Professor at Boston University’s Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies and Interim Director of the Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, was recently featured on CNNChile to discuss crucial aspects of Chilean President Gabriel Boric’s upcoming trip to China. During the interview, Heine offered his…
On September 23, 2023, Amb. Jorge Heine, Research Professor at Boston University’s Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies and Interim Director of the Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, provided valuable perspectives during an interview with Chilean radio station Radio Cooperativa. The discussion revolved around Chilean President Gabriel Boric’s impending…
“Approval of the government’s pension reform bill should be a no-brainer…Yet, the government does not have a majority in Congress. Also, the defeat of the new constitution on Sept. 4 left the president weakened, and prospects for the bill are uncertain.”
Ambassador Heine conveyed that, although the fundamentals of the Chilean economy are sound, it is going through a bad moment with projections indicating it may have negative growth in 2023.
“The big loser is the government of President Gabriel Boric, who came out strongly in favor of the new text, and, with barely six months in office, runs the risk of becoming a lame-duck president.”
The rejection of the draft constitution in Chile is a major setback for President Gabriel Boric who supported the text strongly. What now? Ambassador Heine offers his insights on the vote as well as what must be done next.
Ambassador Heine notes that Chilean President Gabriel Boric always faced an uphill battle pushing a progressive agenda; however, he too was surprised by how quickly his ratings have dropped.
How important is the Escazú agreement for Chile, and to what extent will it help to protect the environment? Ambassador Heine offers his thoughts in the Latin America Advisor.
Ambassador Heine argues that Chile has the opportunity to set the country on a new course by drafting a new constitutional charter for the digital age and the process of drafting that should not be driven by identity politics.
Chilean President-elect Gabriel Boric’s cabinet is composed of both veteran bureaucrats and young newcomers. How will they address the pressing issues facing the country?
“Reforms at the right pace are the mantra for Chile at the start of this new decade. Whether president-elect Boric will manage to pull them through is an open question.”