YOEL BITRAN—In 1989, a combination of mass protests and rising international condemnation forced the dictatorship to call for elections. But the Chilean oligarchy—which consists of the traditional land-owning aristocracy and newer generations of capitalist families—knew that though the dictator would fall, their constitution would stay intact. This meant, as Guzman predicted, that any significant changes would be rendered impossible. Thirty years later, Chile continued to have an extremely high level of economic inequality, with the highest income gap in the OECD countries.
ACTIVISTS & HEROESANTI-CORPORATISMANTI-IMPERIALISM FIGHTERSBOURGEOIS VALUESCAPITALISM & SOCIALISMCAPITALIST FRONTSCAPITALIST SICKNESSCAPITALIST SYSTEMIC POVERTYLatinAm-CHILEUS GOVERNMENT CRIMESVIRTUAL UNIVERSITY
AMERICAN EXCEPTIONALISMAMERICAN STUDIESLatinAm-CHILE
An online poll conducted by local company Activa Research of 2,090 people between Oct. 22-23 found 83 percent of respondents said they supported the goals of the demonstrators. The principal causes of the protests were low salaries, utility prices, pensions and economic inequality, the poll said.
AMERICAN PARTY DUOPOLYAMERICAN PROPAGANDAAMERICAN STUDIESCAPITALISM & SOCIALISMCAPITALIST TENTACLES & FRONTSCITIZENS COUNTER-PROPAGANDACITIZENS' MEDIALatinAm-BOLIVIALatinAm-BRAZILLatinAm-CHILELatinAm-COLOMBIALatinAm-MEXICOLatinAm-URUGUAYLatinAm-VENEZUELASCUMWATCHSECRET GOVERNMENTSTHE PENTAGON-MEDIA COMPLEXUS Foreign PolicyUS GOVERNMENT CRIMESWESTERN MEDDLING & HYPOCRISY
ANDRE VLTCHEK | ALL IMAGES BY THE AUTHOR The World is Turning, Don’t Let…
ABOMINATIONSANTI-CORPORATISMANTI-IMPERIALISM FIGHTERSANTI-NEOLIBERALISMCAPITALISM & SOCIALISMCAPITALIST SYSTEMIC POVERTYCLASS ANALYSISLatinAm-CHILE
ROBERT HUNZIKER Only 22% of Chileans hold what could be referred to as a…
ACTIVISTS & HEROESAMERICAN PROPAGANDAANTI-IMPERIALISM FIGHTERSANTIFASCISTSLatinAm-ARGENTINALatinAm-CHILEUS GOVERNMENT CRIMESWESTERN MEDDLING & HYPOCRISY
A DISPATCH FROM VENEZUELANALYSIS OPINION AND ANALYSIS: INTERNATIONAL | LAW AND JUSTICE [I]n the month of September, remembering…