Arturo Fontaine Talavera

Arturo Fontaine Talavera is the director of the Centro de Estúdios Públicos (CEP), a prominent public policy research institute in Santiago, Chile, and also serves as editorial director of the institute’s quarterly publication, Estúdios Públicos. He is a professor at the Institute of Political Science of the Catholic University of Chile, where he teaches political philosophy. He is the author of the novels Oír su voz (1992) and Cuando éramos inmortales, which was published by Alfaguara in 1998.

April 2000, Volume 11, Issue 2

Chile’s Elections: The New Face of the Right

The unexpectedly strong showing of media-savvy rightist candidate Joaquín Lavín in the 1999 presidential elections and the move to the center by Concertación candidate Ricardo Lagos suggest that Chile has begun to put the ghosts of Allende and Pinochet to rest.