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Chilean President Gabriel Boric recently apologized to thousands of women who were forcibly sterilized over the years because they were HIV positive. As Al Jazeera reported, activists greeted the apology with a massive sigh of relief and a sense of vindication.
The move was one of many that Boric, a 36-year-old leftist elected in March, has been making in a bid to leave behind the conservative, pro-business government that has dominated Chile from the ascent of late dictator Augusto Pinochet following a coup in 1973 through the reestablishment of democracy in 1990. Boric’s rise coincided with mass protests against subway fare increases that ballooned into expressions of general discontent.