Pensions in Chile are run by private sector funds, as reformed during the Dictatorship and inspired by Milton Friedman's neoliberal ideals. Lower-paid employees and those in the informal sector are the most affected by this system as they cannot provide decent security.
Charities such as Oxfam describe current levels of poverty and deprivation in the UK as equivalent to those found in the Victorian era. The Prime Minister and his cabinet, many of whom are millionaires, are stubbornly dedicated to austerity measures. Chancellor George Osborne recently announced a further £30 billion of cuts.
Three people were injured on Tuesday morning when police used rubber bullets to quell an attempt to halt land seizures near the Letpadaung copper mining project, the day after one woman was shot dead by police in the same village.