A Letter from Santiago

In central Santiago, the ‘social explosion’ of 2019 has had consequences ranging from a Communist mayor to an overwhelming vote for a new constitution to replace that of General Pinochet – and red scare tactics aren’t working.

Credit: Francisco Kemeny / Unsplash

Shaped like a ‘brick’ mobile phone, a monument to the 1990s and its spell as the tallest building in Chile, the headquarters of multinational Telefónica stands on the edge of Plaza Italia. The area regroups avenues, a section of park, and the shallow and fast-running Mapocho River, marking the north-eastern edge of Santiago Centro. Here, […]

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