AQ Podcast | Chile: What the 50th Coup Anniversary Tells Us About Politics Today

By AQ Online

A political scientist on how commemorations have exposed divisions in Chilean society

This month will mark the 50th anniversary of Augusto Pinochet’s coup in Chile. President Gabriel Boric has made the commemoration of that tragic chapter in Latin American history a major moment in his government, taking several initiatives to atone for the past, but the right is pushing back, at a moment when public opinion about the coup is changing. In 2005, an average of 24% thought that the military was right in carrying out the coup. In 2023, that number has risen to 36%. In the background is Chile's turbulent recent history: the massive protests that took place in 2019, the pandemic,...

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