Surprisingly, Chile Is Still a Role Model for Argentina

By Luciana Vázquez

At a time of acute crisis in Argentina, politicians on both left and right have cited their neighbor as an example to follow.

BUENOS AIRES — It seems the grass really is greener on the other side of the Andes. Indeed, Chile continues to be seen as a role model in Argentina, invoked as a success story by politicians across the ideological spectrum. This may sound unlikely, considering the instability that has unfolded in Chile since 2019, but its image as the macroeconomic and social oasis of Latin America remains alive and well in Argentina. In the middle of Argentina's deep crisis, and as presidential elections in October draw closer, Chile is treated as something of a political toolbox where it is possible...

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