What I Know About Gabriel Boric

By Brian Winter

Chile’s next president represents something new in Latin America, a true generational shift. Whether he’ll succeed is another question, writes AQ’s editor-in-chief.

The Americas Society and the Council of the Americas, the sister organizations that publish AQ, are based in a grand 1910s-era townhouse on Park Avenue in New York. The space is dominated by Italian marble and winding staircases; there is an original Botero, of Christ in a crown of thorns, and gilt-framed mirrors on the walls. All this contributes to a formal vibe, with dark suits and ties often the rule. So I can say with some confidence that when we hosted Gabriel Boric for a small breakfast in 2018, he was the first guest of honor ever to show up in a black Nirvana T-shirt and...

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