Most Conservative South American Nation Balks at Liberal Crusade

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  • Chile’s government struggles to pass reforms through Congress
  • Bachelet puts aside key healthcare, pension system reforms

Michelle Bachelet.

Photographer: SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg

Chilean President Michelle Bachelet won the last election with promises to overhaul virtually every aspect of one of Latin America’s most unequal and conservative societies. Her state-of-the-nation address on Saturday showed she is scaling back her ambitions, two years into her term and with some key pledges unfulfilled.

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