The former foreign affairs minister and opposition leader covered Chile's handling of the pandemic in the wake of deep social unrest. ... Play Video
Heraldo Muñoz, Former Chilean Foreign Affairs Minister
Susan Segal, President and CEO, Americas Society/Council of the Americas
Muñoz, foreign minister during the Lagos and Bachelet administrations and current head of the Party for Democracy, analyzed Chile’s experience during the COVID-19 pandemic in the wake of a period of deep social unrest. In this virtual conversation with Susan Segal, Muñoz spoke about the need for deep-seated reform in areas including health, pensions, housing, and education. He criticized the current administration’s management of the pandemic, but praised how pro-government and opposition parties have engaged in dialogue and addressed challenges together. Muñoz said urged for the country’s October constitutional referendum to be secured.
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