National March for Education Santiago, Chile Credit: Frans Vicencio

Protests sweeping South America show rising antigovernment anger

Nick Miroff, Washington Post April 17, 2017. Nearly every nation in South America has been jolted by large protests or violent clashes in recent weeks, a continental surge of anti-government anger unlike anything in years. On the streets of Venezuela, opponents of the left-wing government are squaring off against riot police nearly every day. In Paraguay, angry crowds sacked and firebombed the country’s parliament building after lawmakers tried to alter presidential term limits. Powerful unions in Argentina crippled the country’s transportation networks this month with a general strike.  See full story.

Picture caption: National March for Education on April 11, 2017 in Santiago, Chile. Credit:  ©©Frans  Vicencio

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