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Signs of destruction at an entrance to the Baquedano metro station near Plaza Italia, ground zero of the protest movement in Santiago.

A final letter from Santiago, in photos

Eric Zolov December 5, 2019
A collection of photos taken by Eric Zolov of the recent turmoil encompassing Santiago, Chile. The protest movement resulted in crumbling infrastructure and blind protesters.
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A final letter from Santiago

Eric Zolov December 4, 2019
"Tu normalidad es privilegio," is graffitied over an entire wall along the Nueva Providencia Avenue in downtown Santiago. After six weeks of nearly continuous street protests and a growing tally of the dead and wounded, the debate over "a return to normalcy" has taken center stage here in Chile.
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At the epicenter (Plaza Italia)... (We are the people/nation and the carnaval) PHOTO CREDIT: ERIC ZOLOV

Pictures from Santiago, Chile

Eric Zolov October 28, 2019

All photos and captions were taken by Eric Zolov, a Stony Brook professor caught in the country's civil unrest which broke out over a week ago. Evadir ("to evade, dodge") = Exigir ("to demand") ["Evadir"...

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Sign in Santiago that translates to Its not over 30 pesos but for 30 years. The 30 pesos was the fare increase for the metro system that sparked the revolt, and the 30 years refers to 30 years of a post Pinochet neo-liberal regime. PHOTO CREDIT: ERIC ZOLOV

Another letter from Santiago: A cataclysmic week in Chile

Eric Zolov October 27, 2019
"Ta-ta, ta, ta, ta." That's the beat of protest, heard at random on the streets. It grows louder as one approaches the center, and reverberates off apartment buildings in the evenings following the start of a curfew. A simple banging of a spoon on a pot: the symbol of a peaceful protest.
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Metro Tobalaba station in Santiago, Chile. PHOTO CREDIT: ERIC ZOLOV

A letter from Santiago

Eric Zolov October 21, 2019
We're living in a different country from that of last Thursday. No one saw this coming. The media, colleagues and friends — everyone is trying to come to terms with what happened, what it means and where the country goes from here.
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