Anti-Neoliberalism protests in Latin America rages on
The Chilean protests forced the government to roll back its austerity measures, and even to hold a referendum on changing the Constitution, but the protesters still aren't satisfied.
Chile’s President Sebastián Piñera has asked lawmakers to allow troops back on the streets to defend key public infrastructure, despite fresh reports of “grave” abuses by security forces over five weeks of riots.
The continuing protests in Chile over inequality and a shortfall in some social services have left at least 26 dead and thousands injured.
Chilean lawmakers warned that "violence and vandalism that threatens our democracy.”
Across the border in Bolivia the right-wing government has cut a deal with the socialist party for early elections, so protests are on pause.
However, the center of these anti-neoliberalism protests are currently in Colombia.
Thousands of Colombians took to the streets for the seventh-consecutive day on Wednesday amid anger over economic reforms, to push for an end to corruption, better implementation of a crucial peace deal, and with many demanding the resignation of President Ivan Duque.
...Labour groups, pensioners, students, and ethnic groups are just some of those taking part in the longest-running marches Colombia has seen in decades. The first two days saw violent clashes between protesters and police, but authorities have softened their stance in recent days after harsh criticism from human rights groups about the brutality of the police response.