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date: 28 May 2020

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Since the end of the Pinochet dictatorship in 1989, Chile has seen a remarkable coexistence of democratic institutions and economic inequality, because while there has been a successful transition to democracy over time, the market economic policies imposed by the Pinochet dictatorship have remained the same. These economic policies have resulted in large social and economic inequalities that have profoundly divided Chilean society. There are no indications that these inequalities and these social divisions will be dramatically reduced unless the current market economic policies are changed and policies based on a new pro-equality agenda are implemented.

Keywords: Chile, Pinochet, Chilean economic policies, Chilean inequality, Chilean dictatorship, Chile democracy, Chilean neoliberalism, transition to democracy, Latin American politics

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