CHILE: A Memoir About the Future


Ricardo Lagos, President of Chile from 2000-2006, talks about his country and his role in its history, as well as the vision he has for its future.

Chile must shift its emphasis from growth to equity if it is to develop successfully. So argued Chilean President Ricardo Lagos (2000-06) during his CLAS talk, which was based on his recently published political memoir: The Southern Tiger, Chile’s Fight for a Democratic and Prosperous Future. However, Chile’s historical trajectory has shaped its current policy choices and dilemmas, and the country must grapple with that history if it is to move forward.

Ernesto Muñoz-Lamartine
Publication date: 
August 16, 2012
Publication type: 
Berkeley Review of Latin American Studies Article