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Scandals

In his 1982 Nobel Prize acceptance speech, Colombian writer Gabriel García Márquez spoke of the conflict and violence plaguing Latin America, including El Salvador’s 12 year civil war and Argentina’s Dirty War. While “Gabo” would be glad to see the progress in Latin America today, he might have been shocked by the new trend that is taking hold as protests, corruption scandals and political instability are burgeoning across the region, and an emboldened middle class is pushing back.

On Thursday, Chilean president Michelle Bachelet announced new measures to curb corruption in Chile’s public sector.

This year’s race has been dubbed the “dirtiest” one in Colombia’s republican history, with an abundance of scandals, mud-slinging, and actions of dubious legality.

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