Viaje al otro mundo

Momentum for another world

Michelle Bachelet’s victory in Chile adds another push for change in Latin America. Though her center-left coalition has ruled the country ever since Pinochet was out of power in 1990, her election was by no means assured, as she had social taboos written all over her in a socially conservative and religious country. This Socialist, agnostic, single mother being elected president with a bigger margin than her predecessor is yet another strong signal of a shift in Latin American politics. And the people of Chile are reconnecting — through her — with Salvador Allende, the Socialist president who died during a US-supported military coup on September 11, 1973, which brought Pinochet to power. Allende está presente.


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