People are taking to the streets in Chile to protest economic injustice, rising inequality, and human rights violations reminiscent of the dictatorship years. On October 25, over a million people attended a mass demonstration demanding the resignation of President Sebastián Piñera.
For today’s episode, we put the Chilean uprising in historical and social context with guests Patricio Zamorano, co-director of COHA, and Eric Zolov, who is currently stationed in Santiago on a research fellowship.
Eric Zolov is associate professor of history at Stony Brook University. His research focuses on Latin American history, culture, politics, and international relations. He is currently a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at the Pontificia Universidad Católica in Santiago, Chile.