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by Huelshoff
Thu Feb 07, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Lobby
Topic: Venezuela crisis
Replies: 143
Views: 3553

Re: Venezuela crisis

Sounds like the run-up to the invasion of Iraq. I wouldn't be surprised if Maduro has let some Hezbollah affiliated folks in, but a threat to anyone? Maybe to themselves. Trump did claim recently that they have been finding prayer rugs on the southern border. Apparently he saw that in a movie. Too m...
by Huelshoff
Thu Jan 31, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Lobby
Topic: Venezuela crisis
Replies: 143
Views: 3553

Re: Venezuela crisis

Interesting backgrounder on the Venezuelan pretty boy https://grayzoneproject.com/2019/01/29/the-making-of-juan-guaido-how-the-us-regime-change-laboratory-created-venezuelas-coup-leader/ “Juan Guaidó is a character that has been created for this circumstance,” You could probably say that about any ...
by Huelshoff
Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Chile Investment, business, and Money Issues
Topic: Chile's Place in Latin America
Replies: 429
Views: 25441

Re: Chile's Place in Latin America

I agree that the Chicago Boys should not get the credit they often do. Ffrench-Davis, who is a middle of the road Chilean economist, makes a pretty strong case that it was the ousting of the Chicago Boys which led to the long-run recovery of the Chilean economy. He argues that their policies led to ...
by Huelshoff
Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Moving to Chile
Topic: TAXES
Replies: 25
Views: 3349

Re: TAXES

Thanks. Would that be bank statements over time showing the money being deposited into my savings account? I've accumulated this amount monthly, over quite a few years. All notarized, apostilled, and translated, of course.
by Huelshoff
Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Moving to Chile
Topic: TAXES
Replies: 25
Views: 3349

Re: TAXES

I have a question that is sort of related to this thread. I am retiring in about six months and moving to Chile. My Chilean wife already resides in Stgo, and has a regular bank account. Our marriage has not been registered in Chile yet, nor do I have a RUT or bank account in Chile. I want to start t...
by Huelshoff
Fri Dec 14, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Chile Investment, business, and Money Issues
Topic: Chile's Place in Latin America
Replies: 429
Views: 25441

Re: Chile's Place in Latin America

Like much of the Russian military arsenal. During the Cold War some estimates had no more than half of the Soviet ICBMs getting out of the silos/off their launching pads. Yet 50% is still a bad day. I suspect that Putin knows this, and that is why he is so cautious in the "near abroad." Look at the ...
by Huelshoff
Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Chile Investment, business, and Money Issues
Topic: Chile's Place in Latin America
Replies: 429
Views: 25441

Re: Chile's Place in Latin America

Well, I really couldn't speak to the accuracy of his knowledge, as I just spoke with him over lunch while on a Federal Election tour. When I met him, he was retired from the Bundeswehr Luftwaffe, after flying F-105 Starfighters for many years and ending his career as a senior officer before taking a...
by Huelshoff
Thu Dec 13, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Chile Investment, business, and Money Issues
Topic: Chile's Place in Latin America
Replies: 429
Views: 25441

Re: Chile's Place in Latin America

The Russians have some other problems, too. I recall that shortly after their incursion into the Crimea and eastern Ukraine it was reported that they couldn't go much further because of logistic problems. It was suggested that they couldn't keep a division in the field for more than a week or so bef...
by Huelshoff
Mon Nov 26, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Chile Investment, business, and Money Issues
Topic: Chile's Place in Latin America
Replies: 429
Views: 25441

Re: Chile's Place in Latin America

There is a massive untapped talent base in chile, but because of the social structure, they are still not being provided the opertunities they need to make the most of it. Chile's GDP should be at least three times higher than what it is, if not more; simply because of the historical class structur...
by Huelshoff
Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Chile Investment, business, and Money Issues
Topic: Chile's Place in Latin America
Replies: 429
Views: 25441

Re: Chile's Place in Latin America

Not sure what you are referencing, but the Chile-US FTA has been in place for over a decade and a half, and working fine. That may be a separate agreement, or a revision.
by Huelshoff
Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Chile Investment, business, and Money Issues
Topic: Chile's Place in Latin America
Replies: 429
Views: 25441

Re: Chile's Place in Latin America

That's an artifact of the definition of a free trade agreement (often also called regional trade agreements0. The EU looks like a lot because of the way those treaties are written--its a basket of FTAs. These types of agreements have exploded over the past couple of decades, a real power curve. I in...
by Huelshoff
Mon Oct 29, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Chile Investment, business, and Money Issues
Topic: Chile Wealth, Inequality, and International rankings
Replies: 133
Views: 13521

Re: Chile Wealth, Inequality, and International rankings

Its a measure of inequality, not relative wealth. The way its calculated is that it assumes a perfectly equal distribution of wealth, and asks how far from this is the actual income distribution. That is why the US ranks more unequal than many poorer countries, even when the median standard of livin...