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Michelle Bachelet is vowing not to give up on the social overhaul of Chile’s free-market model that won her a second term as the country’s president in 2013. Yet the collapse of global copper prices has largely deprived her of the money to pay for the reforms, while a financial scandal has cost her political clout. President Bachelet’s biggest challenge in 2016 wil...
Dr. Joseph S. Tulchin
Holding street protests to strengthen democratic rule is new in Latin America. In the past, demonstrations have targeted dictatorial governments. Now, in nearly every case, the executive has agreed to open a dialogue with the marchers. The protests are a sign of the new vitality of democracy in the region as well as evidence of new social inclusion.