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Four Ways Chile’s Protests Could Reshape Its Politics

October 31, 2019

The protests that began in Chile last month over an increase in subway fares and evolved into massive displays of social discontent show few signs of letting up. Even after President Sebastián Piñera reshuffled his Cabinet on Oct. 29, demonstrators remained on the streets, demanding wider changes to what they see as an unfair economy and antiquated political system.

Just what type of change a majority of Chileans actually want is still coming into view. Even less clear is who they want to lead their calls for renewal. Longstanding frustrations with corruption and congressional...

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