The Motorcycle Diaries: Notes on a Latin American Journey - Chapters 20 - 22 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 20 - 22 Summary and Analysis

In "The End of Chile" Alberto and Che continue to cross the desert. The conquistador Valdivia had journeyed the same path. They reach Arica, a small port town; they sleep in a hospital. The next day they bathe in the Pacific and head for the Peruvian border.

Che notes in "Chile, a Vision from Afar" that he would like to review his diary entries; this entry is written sometime after the journey. Che notes the inadequacy of health care in Chile; public hospitals are rare. Chile has a lower living standard than Argentina, with poorly paid workers in the south. Dead workers' families are rarely compensated. He discusses the election in Chile and the likely winner Carlos Ibanez del Campo, whose base is the Popular Socialist Front. Popular Front candidate Salvador Allende was supported by the communists but he...

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