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A picture of Chile's President Sebastian Pinera and his predecessor, Michelle Bachelet during Mr. Pinera’s inaugural

Rough waters ahead for Chile’s new government

Chile faces economic uncertainty as global trade alliances are thrown into disarray. The new government in Santiago, led by free-market conservative Sebastian Pinera, has a weak position in the legislature. On top of the daunting challenge of diversifying Chile’s copper-based economy, President Pinera must deal with social unrest at home. This situation calls for first-rate leadership that ventures beyond routine governance.

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