“Chile is an outlier in Latin America precisely because it is so politically and economically stable. Overall, Chile’s experience is a notable example of moderate politicians successfully managing an economic windfall”.
“After raising high hopes and promising encompassing “policies that change cultures”, Bachelet’s agenda is in crisis and partly stuck due to the interconnection of home-made errors with a changing international environment that has slowed the Chilean economy down”
“A growing movement of Chilean workers and students, against the Socialist Party-led government of President Michelle Bachelet, is deepening a political crisis that has engulfed both the ruling New Majority coalition and the right-wing opposition, the two parties that have…
“The politicians elected are completely away from the necessities the average Chilean voter has”
“Chilean politics are going to change, just as they are around the world. The question is if the new political forces will be centralized and able to offer solutions, or if they’ll be populists from the left or the right.”
“The confluence of money and politics hobbles democracies throughout the Americas...Chile, in particular, may exemplify this problem more than any other country.”