In Chile, massive protests continued across the capital Santiago Monday, where the government has extended the curfew for the third straight day. Eleven people have been killed in the ongoing unrest, which was sparked by a subway fare hike two weeks ago and has grown into a mass uprising against rising inequality, high cost of living and privatization. On Monday, the protests spread to Argentina, where demonstrators gathered outside the Chilean Consulate in Buenos Aires. This is Argentine protester Juan Carlos Giordano.
Juan Carlos Giordano: “They talked about a Chilean economic miracle, until it all exploded. They raised the subway fares. There was a rejection, and the government reversed itself. But the capitalist plans are terrible. The people say they don’t have access to water, to electricity. Everything costs the prices of the First World, and the salaries are in the Third World.”