At last we Have put Pinochet in his Tomb
Chile has ?nally buried the last vestiges of its authoritarian past, ” says El Tiempo. Last week, an over- whelming 78 percent of the people voted to rewrite the country’s constitution, which dates back into the army rule of Augusto Pinochet (1973 to 1990). The outcome, greeted by jubilant celebrations throughout the land, means that Chileans should now vote to pick the members of a constituent meeting. This has to go down as a success for the thousands of protesters who took to the streets last year to condemn the drift towards ever greater inequality. It is able to start to enact the barbarous social reforms that Pinochet’s ministry had made so hard to deliver. This vote to bury the old constitution spells the end of the”neoliberal” agenda promoted by the”Chicago Boys”, a bunch of US-educated free-market economists that were encouraged to ministerial positions in the 1980s. The dictator’s baleful grip modern Chile has ?nally already been prised open.