Protests against a now cancelled metro fare rise quickly escalated into a movement against inequality in Chile.
Public education is considered low quality due to what protesters say is a lack of investment in resources and teacher wages.
More than a million Chileans have taken to the streets calling for reforms of the country’s economic structure but it was a hike to metro fares that proved the spark for unrest.
Former President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner returns to office as vice president with former minister Alberto Fernandez set to take the top position.
Many Chileans see similarities between the Chile of today and the one under General Pinochet’s rule.
With poor working conditions and wages as low as a few dollars a month in their home country, some Venezuelans have no choice but to seek greener pastures.
With an intensifying Argentine recession, the Venezuelan diaspora are caught up in another crisis.
President Mauricio Macri has struggled to contain runaway inflation and could pay the price in October’s presidential election.
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