Negative Headlines Mask Bachelet’s Successful Reform Record in Chile

Negative Headlines Mask Bachelet’s Successful Reform Record in Chile
Chilean President Michelle Bachelet at the Mercosur Summit, with her Foreign Minister Heraldo Munoz, Luque, Paraguay, Dec. 21, 2015 (AP photo by Jorge Saenz).

As the sun sets on Latin America’s commodities boom, news from the region is rarely good. Brazil is impeaching its president. Venezuela is steeped in the worst economic and political crisis in its history. And drug wars still roil Mexico and much of Central America. Populism is alive and kicking in many countries, and the source of the next potential source of economic prosperity is uncertain. Even Chile, long the region’s model of democratic transition and economic and social progress, is experiencing its deepest political crisis since the return of democracy in 1990. President Michelle Bachelet’s approval ratings, along with […]

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