Rioting, arson attacks and violent clashes have wracked Chile in recent days in an upheaval that has almost paralyzed the South American country long seen as the region's oasis of stability. Unrest began last week when a rise in subway fares led to student protests, but then spread nationwide, fueled by frustration among many Chileans who feel they have note shared in the economic advances in one of Latin America’s wealthiest nations.

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