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Chile in the Midst of Social Explosion, Hunger, and Constitutional Reforms

Claudio Llanos Reyes, 26 October 2021

Millions of people marched in almost every city in Chile in October and November 2019 to demand a new constitution. The speed with which these events occurred, as well as the nature of the political discussions, caused a schism in a country that had been regarded for many years as a model of good economic management, social stability, and foreign investment security. The slogan "It's not about 30 pesos; it's about 30 years!" called into question the conventional wisdom regarding economic growth and social development. What are some of the historical factors that explain such a dramatic shift?

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