Chile: a president who has not paid taxes in 30 years yet personally benefited by selling public and private -other people’s- properties and the country’s water to transnational companies. An ever encroaching middle class. Spark: having to spend a third of your salary in transportation, yet get bad quality service, no right to complain because…oops, unresolved issues from last dictatorship.
Argentina: economic debacle
Bolivia: racial issues and socialism to mask someone else profiteering from having two thirds of the world’s lithium… under indigenous land.
Colombia: aftereffects from civil war, remnants of drug trade. Human trafficking thanks to…
Venezuela: mismanagement of oil and drug profits
Nicaragua: tired of just one family owning and getting rich by having a cut of all business done in the land.
Basically, no institutions, no rule of law, no distribution of earnings, large masses unemployed with no access to means of production…and Internet that makes things both murky and transparent: harder to hide messes, but also easier to manipulate the masses.