Q: What began as scattered student demonstrations over education reform earlier this year has galvanized into the largest protest against the Chilean government since the end of Augusto Pinochet's military government. In addition to free education, protestors are now calling for new labor legislation, a new social security system and tax reform, among other demands. Some analysts have suggested that the protests are not a transitory phenomenon, but rather represent deep social discontent over inequality. Are the protests an isolated incident or are they likely to recur as part of a new movement? What issues are at the root of...

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