Chile Is Burning, Yet No One Knows How to Put Out the Fires

The social conflict has been going on for two weeks, driven by the failure to meet the people's expectations and by mistrust of politicians.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Social unrest in Chile exploded on October 18th, a date that will be remembered in the country's history. It first broke out in the form of student protests against an increase in Santiago's subway fares, with crowds jumping the turnstiles without paying.

Second, violence erupted: in only a few hours, 118 of the 136 subway stations were destroyed, 25 were set on fire and seven were completely burned, with losses estimated . . .

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