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Chile’s Boric: Pro-Palestine left’s comeback in Lat. America

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Al-Araby

The main cities of Chile overflowed with hundreds of thousands of people on the night of December 19 to celebrate not only the triumph of Gabriel Boric, former student leader and centre-left parliamentarian, in the presidential election but above all the defeat of José Antonio Kast, a defender of the Pinochet dictatorship. Once again the streets were filled with Mapuche, feminist, pride and leftist flags, emblems of the social outburst of October 2019 that mortally wounded the post-dictatorship transition regime. Kast attracted the support of writer Vargas Llosa, of Eduardo Bolsonaro, son of t…

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