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Chile's peso hits new historic low, again, amid festering violence

FILE PHOTO: Chilean banknotes of 1000, 5000, 10,000, 20,000 pesos and coins of (L-R) 100 and 500 pesos are seen in this picture illustration, August 16, 2016. REUTERS/Rodrigo Garrido/Illustration

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Chile’s peso plummeted to a new low for the second day in a row at market close on Thursday following more than a month of protests over inequality that turned increasingly violent again this week.

The peso fell 1.05% to 828.2 per dollar.

Reporting by Dave Sherwood; Editing by Marguerita Choy

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