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AQ Podcast: Gabriel Boric Gets to Work in Chile

Just days after his inauguration, the 36-year-old former student leader faces a challenging political and economic landscape.
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Expectations are sky-high in Chile following Gabriel Boric’s inauguration as president on March 11. But challenges abound, from tensions with Mapuche indigenous groups and anti-immigrant protests to the uncertain impact of rising commodities prices. All this as the country rewrites its constitution – a messy process with the potential to upend public policy and politics. How will Chile’s young leader navigate these obstacles? Isabel Aninat, dean of the law school at Adolfo Ibáñez University, joins the AQ podcast to offer her realistic expectations for Boric’s first months in office.

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Isabel Aninat is dean of the law school at Adolfo Ibáñez University.

Brian Winter is the editor-in-chief of Americas Quarterly.

Supplemental reading: 

What I Know About Gabriel Boric by Brian Winter

The Dangerous Hubris of Chile’s Constitutional Convention by Patricio Navia

What’s in Store for Chile’s Gabriel Boric? Consider 1980s Greece by Nick Burns

Gabriel Boric and the New Left’s Old Problem by Robert L. Funk

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