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Decoding Chile's Presidential Wild Card

December 13, 2017

Stumping in the central city of Concepción with 13 days to go until the Dec. 17 presidential election run-off, Alejandro Guillier’s rhetoric veered from leftist to provocative when he told the crowd that to pay for free education, his government would take from the wealthy, “so they can help build the country for once.”

He finished by invoking the words of Che Guevara: “Hasta la victoria, siempre.”

The reaction from business leaders was swift – and furious.

“Senator, what does not build a nation is fomenting hate, class warfare and division,”...

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