November 27, 2019 / 4:56 PM / 11 days ago

Chile's peso hits new low as violence, protests resurge

FILE PHOTO: Chilean coins of 100 pesos are seen in this picture illustration, August 16, 2016. REUTERS/Rodrigo Garrido/Illustration

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Chile’s peso plummeted to a new low at the market close on Wednesday as violence resurged in the South American nation following weeks of protests over inequality and inadequate social services.

The peso fell 2.48% to 819.5 per dollar.

Reporting by Froilan Romero

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