By Nick Baum
FRIDAY – 10/25/19
Protests in Chile have only escalated, with the daily activity extending past its seventh curfew night. The protests, which also includes individuals throwing projectiles, starting fires, and attacking police, has led to the deaths of at least 18 people so far, including a four year old.
The protests were started after a hike in price in subway tickets in Santiago, but their main goal is to target growing economic inequalities, rising cost of living, and growth of debt in Chile, something that’s frustrated many citizens as Chile’s GDP and economy is still growing.
In a nationally televised address on Tuesday, Chilean President Sebastian Pinera apologized for the long term problems that are the reason of the protests. “It’s true — problems have not occurred in recent days. They have been accumulating for decades.”
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