Breaking the Brick

Perspective Fund


Carola Fuentes


Rafael Valdeavellano


Development support


It was a common spring day, in October 2019, when the authorities of Chile announced a rise in the subway rates. The ticket would cost 0.041 dollars extra. The decision would end up costing more than 20 lives, 3,500 people injured, hundreds of detainees and tortured, millions of dollars in destroyed infrastructure, shops looted and burned and the resounding fall of a Neoliberalist economic model, imposed 45 years earlier by Milton Friedman’s Chicago Boys and supported by Pinochet’s dictatorship.