On Argentina’s elections and Chile & Ecuador’s revolts.
Macri’s election was heralded by the right across the continent as the end to a sequence of centre-left governments in South America. Now only four years later, he is likely to be thrown out of office by the return of ‘Kirchnerismo’. Next door, the supposedly “stable and growing” Chile is in flames as protests and riots challenge the conservative Piñera administration and the country’s deep inequality. This follows on the heels of weeks of mobilisations in Ecuador against the ending of a fuel subsidy. What’s going on and what does it all signify?
[Chile & Ecuador discussion starts at 46mins]
- The Day After Macri’s Downfall, Martín Mosquera, Jacobin
- Lenín Moreno Has Betrayed Ecuador. Now the Country Is in Revolt, Guillaume Long, Jacobin
- Did Chile ditch its authoritarian government 26 years ago? Not quite., Jennifer Prible, WaPo
- If Piñera wants to wage war in Chile he should fight the real enemy: inequality, Cristóbal Rovira Kaltwasser, Guardian