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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
Chileans Vote Up or Down on Constitutional Change
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)
Since the CIA elevated Augusto Pinochet to power on an earlier 9/11 day of infamy in 1973 — replacing social democracy with tyrannical fascist rule — Pinochet's ghost still haunts most Chileans.
Billionaire Sebastian Pinera governs the country with an iron fist, enforcing neoliberal harshness under police state rule.
Since 2019, millions of Chileans took to the streets against deep-seated corruption and inequality, high prices, poverty wages, and governance for privileged interests exclusively at the expense of most others.
For nearly half a century, Chilean ruling authorities followed Chicago School fundamentalist/IMF diktat policies.
They privatized state enterprises, handing them to corporate predators.
Mass layoffs, deregulation, deep social spending cuts, wage freezes or cuts, free market accesses for co
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