Gabriel Boric and the New Left’s Old Problem
The Chilean candidate represents a class of Latin American politicians who appear more revolutionary than they really are.
Chile’s New (Fragile) Social Truce
The coronavirus halted Chile’s protest movement, but a prolonged crisis could exacerbate discontent.
Decoding Chile’s Presidential Wild Card, Alejandro Guillier
Correction appended below. Stumping in the central city of Concepción with 13 days to go until the Dec. 17 presidential election run-off, Alejandro Guillier’s rhetoric veered from leftist to provocative when he told the crowd that to pay for free education, his government would take from the wealthy, “so they can help build the country … Read more
How Twitter Activism Made Violence Against Women a Campaign Issue in Argentina
Whoever wins Argentina’s presidential runoff on November 22, they will be expected to deal with the country’s staggering rates of gender violence. A femicide occurs in Argentina on average once every 30 hours. But it isn’t just the scope of the problem that has the candidates scurrying to suggest solutions. It is also thanks to the … Read more