RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Two months ago, Chile was admired for its surgical approach to the pandemic, with widespread testing and neighborhood quarantines. Now, the country has one of the world's highest per capita infection rates, and the Minister of Health was forced to resign.
Initial evaluations suggest Chile followed the model of rich countries, but realized - once again - that a large percentage of its citizens are poor, a reflection of last year's disassociation between government and nation when the increase in the subway fare triggered mass protests.
"There are areas in Santiago where I was unaware of . . .