As of almost a month ago, the country of Chile has been in a state of constant disarray. Sparked by an increase in metro fares in early October, protests have raged across the country against the failing economy, a spike in crime, and a government widely perceived to be rampant with corruption. Since then, the metro fare hike has been suspended, but the situation has only worsened. On October 18th, Chile’s billionaire president, Sebastián Piñera, declared a state of emergency, mobilizing the Chilean Army and imposing a curfew. However, on October 26th—in one of the largest protests to date—over one million protestors brought the capital city of Santiago to a standstill, demanding the resignation of President Piñera. Now, the many protesters are also calling for changes to the national constitution. As of November, 20 are dead and just under 3,000 are in police custody. As a result of the chaos, Chile has cancelled both the upcoming Asia-Pacific Trade Forum and United Nations climate summit.