Chile's President Michelle Bachelet in front of the government palace in Santiago, September 18, 2014.
Jose Manuel de la Maza / Reuters

Chile has long been considered one of Latin America’s least corrupt countries, which is why recent revelations have left the nation in shock. Both right and left wing parties have been implicated in corruption scandals, and President Michelle Bachelet’s son has been accused of using his influence to make lucrative land deals. The scandals have led to a serious decline in public confidence in the political elite and have damaged Bachelet’s reputation and her ambitious reform agenda.

Some argue that Chile is living through the worst political crisis since the 1973 overthrow of President Salvador Allende by the

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