It’s well known how right-wing economists have long seen Chile as their personal playground to play out their fantasies of austerity politics backed by authoritarian violence. The Chicago Boys w
Will Bunch on the protests in Chile and how they were caused by the same U.S. style neoliberalism that has also helped unhinge this nation. In 2019, as an autumn of popular uprisings erupts around the
Above: One of the most evil human beings to ever pollute the Earth. Also, Augusto Pinochet. Let us remember the greatest act of terror the United States was ever involved with on September 11. That
Pro-tip: If you are a murderer for a long-ago deposed dictatorial regime, don’t call in to talk radio to talk about your killings. A former conscript in the Chilean army has been charged with mu
What? Why does the United States only have the 4th highest level of income inequality in the (rather broadly defined) developed world? This nation did not steal half of Mexico in 1848 in order to see
Augusto Pinochet Richard Nixon Henry Kissinger If you need context, see here and for more detail here.
Mining companies have played an outsized role in Chile for a long time. Bitterness at foreign mining corporations helped bring Salvador Allende to power in 1970. Defending mining interests helped spur
Corey Robin on Friedrich von Hayek’s love of the right kind of dictatorship, i.e. right-wing CIA supported dictators like Augusto Pinochet.