Chileans have had a troubling history with dictatorship, corruption, and violence. Beginning in 1974, a year after General Augusto Pinochet rose to power in a coup that was backed by the United States.
This October, the international community saw a new development in an ongoing territorial dispute between the South American nations of Bolivia and Chile.
Following an inconclusive first round of Chile’s 2017 Presidential elections in November, a runoff election was held between the majority vote winner, conservative candidate Sebastián Piñera and his socialist runner-up Alejandro Guillier.
On Sunday, November 20, 2017, Chile announced the results of its presidential elections. Conservative ex-President, Sebastian Piñera received the most votes, however, was not able to secure the victory.