Prof. Healey Featured in UConn Today Q&A

Healey-v1On Friday, October, 18, large demonstrations erupted across Chile after a fare increase occurred in the capital of Santiago – resulting in the largest popular demonstration in the country’s history. In UConn Today, Mark Healey, Associate Professor and head of the History Department, provided a Q&A that historicizes the protests and situates the unrest within a wider frame of the South American region. According to Healey, “[i]t’s important to understand that present-day democratic Chile remains the child of the dictatorship that ended in 1990″ and that, throughout the region, “[t]here are lots of worrisome echoes of the past right now, most obviously the images of presidents standing in front of generals that have become ubiquitous in the last few weeks.”

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