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Bachelet’s First Month in Office — And What Lies Ahead

By Javier Couso On March 11, 2014, Chile experienced a highly symbolic political development when the newly elected head of the senate, Isabel Allende (daughter of the late Salvador Allende), swore in Michelle Bachelet as the new president of Chile. … Continue reading

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Milton and Augusto: Can We Have an Efficient Economy AND Civil Liberties?

by Jonathan Peterson* On September 16, I had the opportunity to see Robert Reich’s play Milton and Augusto, which gives one account of the mysterious meeting between Milton Friedman and August Pinochet right after the fall of the government of Salvador Allende in … Continue reading

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The Chilean Twist in Education: Back to the State

by Miguel Ordenes The Chilean education system, the paradigm of market-based reform, is experiencing one of its biggest twists since its foundation in 1981. Chile is moving away from a totally free market in education toward a mixed system with … Continue reading

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Segregated Voting: An Outdated Chilean Political Practice

by Mayra Feddersen Last year, the Chilean National Congress modernized the electoral system, automatically registering all qualified residents to vote and making voting itself voluntary. Previously, registering to vote was optional, but once you registered, voting was obligatory, with fines … Continue reading

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