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Unequal and Irate, Latin America Is Coming Apart at the Seams

The region’s competing models of government—leftist populism and market-oriented liberalism—are both under threat.

Demonstrators gather during a protest in Chile on Oct. 22.

Demonstrators gather during a protest in Chile on Oct. 22.

Photographer: Cristobal Olivares/Bloomberg
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In Chile, it was sparked by a minor increase in the capital’s subway fare. In Ecuador, it was the end of fuel subsidies, and in Bolivia, a stolen election.