Chile’s triumph of hope over fear

After winning the presidential primary in his left-wing coalition earlier this year, Boric declared: “Chile was the birthplace of neoliberalism, and it shall also be its grave!” Ahead of the run-off round, both Kast and Boric strove to win over the middle ground. History, as it turned out, tended to favour the latter. A couple of weeks before polling, credible documentary evidence emerged proving that Kast’s father had joined the Nazi party in Germany in 1942, eight years before emigrating to Chile.

Chile turns Left

“We are a generation that has emerged in public life demanding that our rights be respected as rights and not treated like consumer goods. There continues to be justice for the rich and injustice for the poor, and we no longer will permit that the poor (to) keep paying the price of Chile’s inequality”.