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Defending Rights

Chile 2019: El Derecho de Vivir en Paz (The Right to Live in Peace)

3 Dec, 2019

by Eduardo Giesen (Colectivo VientoSur) and Ruth Nyambura (Global Forest Coalition) On the 18th of October, the largest protests witnessed since the end of the 17-year dictatorship of General Augusto Pinochet began in Chile. The immediate cause of these uprisings was a 3.75% subway fare hike in the capital, Santiago. These protests were in essence a rejection of neoliberalism and privatisation, pervasive subsidies that exist for dirty energy companies and private means of transport (car, air) that are largely accessible …

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