Published annually since 1972, the Historic Documents series has made primary source research easy by presenting excerpts from documents on the important events of each year for the United States and the World. Each volume pairs 60 to 70 original background narratives with over 100 documents to chronicle the major events. Various records may include:  • official reports  • surveys  • speeches from leaders and opinion makers  • court cases  • legislation  • testimony  • and much more Historic Documents is renowned for the well-written and informative background, history, and context it provides for each document. Organized chronologically, each volume covers the same wide range of topics:  • business  • the economy and labor  • energy, environment, science, technology, and transportation  • government and politics  • health and social services  • international affairs  • national security and terrorism  • rights and justice Each volume begins with an insightful essay that sets the year’s events in context, and each document or group of documents include:  • a comprehensive introduction  • background information on the event  • full-source citations  • easy access to material  • detailed and thematic table of contents  • references to related coverage  • documents from the last ten editions of the series

Chilean Leaders and UN Respond to Unrest : October 19, 21, and 28, November 8, and December 13, 2019

Chilean Leaders and UN Respond to Unrest
Linda Grimm

The Chilean government’s October 2019 announcement of subway fare increases sparked nationwide protests on a scale not seen since the fall of former dictator Augusto Pinochet. The rate hike provided a catalyst for Chileans to take action against systemic income inequality in the country, with protesters’ demands ranging from a higher minimum wage to a new constitution. They also called for the resignation of President Sebastián Piñera, who initially responded to the unrest by declaring a state of emergency but later announced social reforms and new cabinet ministers. Clashes between police and protesters prompted ...

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