Chile’s Kast may dispute part of Patagonia with Argentina, raising dangers of conflict

In his celebratory speech on election Sunday night in Las Condes, he said: "Chile does not want to go down the path of the dictatorships of Venezuela, Nicaragua and Cuba or ..... other countries that are not doing well". That silence of seconds was to avoid naming Argentina.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Before this morning's meeting between Foreign Ministries on both sides of the Andean Cordillera, Argentine President Alberto Fernández and his cabinet had been watching the Chilean election with a sidelong glance. In particular, what worries them is what is perceived as the "anti-Argentinean" style of the candidate of the Social Christian Front, who emerged this Sunday as a favorite for the runoff election on December 19.

In a press conference with international media a week before the elections, José Antonio Kast had already pointed against the country: "The great development that Chile has . . .

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