Chile Pension Protests Swell as Proposals Fail to Placate Public

  • Estimates of size of march varied from 150,000 to one million
  • Protesters demanding overhaul of private pension system

Hundreds of thousands marched through Santiago and other Chilean cities Sunday to demand an overhaul of the private pension system, after President Michelle Bachelet’s proposals for reform failed to placate many facing retirement on meager pensions.

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