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Chile’s migration boom has led to a major housing crisis

Thousands of economic migrants across South America are flocking to Chile for work, but affordable housing remains out of reach. VICE News visits the shanty encampments where Chile's burgeoning labor force is making a home.

Chile's healthy economy and political stability is drawing more and more economic migrants from across Latin America to pursue 'the Chilean Dream.'

The country's foreign-born population has doubled in the last five years, reaching 500,000 migrants. And that number is expected to double again in the next decade.

The rapid population growth has spurred a major housing crisis, as thousands of migrant families have been unable to afford a place to live.

VICE News correspondent Daniel Hernandez meets camp residents, activists, and politicians to explore how the face of Chile is changing in the wake of the migration boom.

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