Chile
A decision that Chilean-owned LAN-Argentina must move its hangar out from Buenos Aires’ downtown airport has sparked a new rift in bilateral relations.
Those on the frontlines of Chile’s student protests are now seeking to affect change from within the establishment.

Former Economy Minister Pablo Longueira of the Independent Democratic Union (Unión Demócrata Independiente—UDI) withdrew from the Chilean presidential campaign on Wednesday just weeks after winning the June 30 primary of the incumbent Alliance for Chile (Alianza por Chile) coalition.

As Chile's student marches continue, some former leaders of the movement are transitioning to electoral politics, looking to win seats in parliament come November.

Thousands of protestors—with estimates as high as 150,000 people—marched through the streets of Santiago yesterday to voice their frustrations over social inequality, living wages and the country’s pension system. 

Former President Michelle Bachelet, the Nueva Mayoría pact’s candidate for Chile’s November presidential election, expressed her support on Monday for legalizing abortion in cases of medical emergency and rape.

Likely top stories this week: Michelle Bachelet wins Chile’s opposition primaries; Cuban state-run produce markets go private; President Rousseff’s popularity dips; U.S. immigration reform moves to the House of Representatives; Edward Snowden stuck in Moscow.

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