Popular Protests in Lebanon and Chile, and Bolivia’s Contested Election

Popular Protests in Lebanon and Chile, and Bolivia’s Contested Election
An anti-government protester waves a Chilean flag during clashes with police amid a general strike in Santiago, Chile, Oct. 23, 2019 (AP photo by Luis Hidalgo).

In this week’s editors’ discussion on Trend Lines, WPR’s Judah Grunstein, Frederick Deknatel and Laura Weiss talk about the protest movements in Lebanon and Chile, and the challenges they face in trying to bring down entrenched elites. They also discuss Bolivia’s contested presidential election and the implications for President Evo Morales’ legacy.

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Relevant Articles on WPR:
Lebanon’s Protests Are a Popular Outcry Cutting Across Sectarian Lines
If Chile Can Erupt Over Inequality, Anywhere Can
Will Evo Morales Pay a Price for the Delayed Response to Bolivia’s Wildfires?
How Recent Protests Exposed the Authoritarian Fragility of Sisi’s Egypt
In Germany, Right-Wing Violence Is a Problem No One Wants to See
What True Reciprocity for U.S. and Chinese Diplomats Would Look Like

Trend Lines is produced and edited by Peter Dörrie, a freelance journalist and analyst focusing on security and resource politics in Africa. You can follow him on Twitter at @peterdoerrie.

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