The Heat: Unrest in Latin America

The Heat

The 1980s have been called the ‘lost decade’ for Latin America.

Plagued by a debt crisis, the economy of the region was brought to a standstill. Now many countries in Latin America fear those conditions could be returning.

Struggling economies coupled with high rates of inequality have led to demonstrations in Chile, Bolivia, Ecuador and, more recently, in Colombia.

CGTN’s Michelle Begue and CGTN’s Paulo Cabral begin with these reports.

Follow Michelle Begue on Twitter @mbegue

Follow Paulo Cabral on Twitter @PCabralReporter

For more on this issue:

  • Pepe Zhang is the Associate Director for China at the Atlantic Council’s Center for Latin America.
  • Max Blumenthal is an author and journalist.
  • Alejandro Velasco is an associate professor at the New York University and a historian of modern Latin America.
  • Arthur Estopinan is the international and public affairs chief with the Estopinan Group, a political consultancy company. 

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