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by Huelshoff
Sun Dec 27, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
Topic: 6.8 quake, los rios region (corrected)
Replies: 7
Views: 235

Re: 6.8 quake, los rios region (corrected)

It was a pretty good, and long, shake here in Niebla.
by Huelshoff
Wed Dec 09, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
Topic: coronavirus (COVID-19) in Chile
Replies: 2580
Views: 172419

Re: coronavirus (COVID-19) in Chile

I came across a link to this: https://launchandscalefaster.org/COVID-19#Interactive%20tables%20and%20charts%20-%20COVID-19%20Vaccine%20Advance%20Market%20Commitments this morning in an article in the WP. It suggests that Chile has purchased some 84.4 million doses of various vaccines, 60 million Sin...
by Huelshoff
Wed Nov 25, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
Topic: The Chile Economy, Social Crisis and Virus Impact
Replies: 1003
Views: 94897

Re: The Chile Economy, Social Crisis and Virus Impact

I think that you are right. There are other factors that can throw off a country that otherwise follows that prescription, but openness does seem to work more often than not. Argentina once was the tenth wealthiest state per capita (1913), mostly by exporting, and look what they have done to it now....
by Huelshoff
Wed Nov 25, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
Topic: The Chile Economy, Social Crisis and Virus Impact
Replies: 1003
Views: 94897

Re: The Chile Economy, Social Crisis and Virus Impact

I agree, but there is some discussion of which way the causal arrow goes. Do FTAs create better economies, or do countries with better economies sign more FTAs (which means both that they are more interested in FTAs and more attractive partners). From what I saw, its a non-recursive relationship, an...
by Huelshoff
Wed Nov 25, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
Topic: The Chile Economy, Social Crisis and Virus Impact
Replies: 1003
Views: 94897

Re: The Chile Economy, Social Crisis and Virus Impact

There are a separate set of treaties for investment--BITs, I think they are called. They are even more obscure than FTAs. Both affect state sovereignty, although the impact can be a little convoluted. All limit independence of action, but they also can increase state capacity, which for developing c...
by Huelshoff
Wed Nov 25, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
Topic: The Chile Economy, Social Crisis and Virus Impact
Replies: 1003
Views: 94897

Re: The Chile Economy, Social Crisis and Virus Impact

Those Chilean FTAs are not as beneficial as the name suggests. FTAs don't create free trade. They regulate trade in more predictable patterns. They set rules for the game. To give a couple of examples, the EU-Chilean FTA sets tariff quotas for Chilean exports to the EU zone (unlike the US-Chilean FT...
by Huelshoff
Fri Nov 20, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
Topic: coronavirus (COVID-19) in Chile
Replies: 2580
Views: 172419

Re: coronavirus (COVID-19) in Chile

Well that is some good news!
by Huelshoff
Sun Nov 08, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: Lobby
Topic: The Trump Administration
Replies: 1065
Views: 131386

Re: The Trump Administration

by Huelshoff
Tue Nov 03, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Legal Issues
Topic: Children of Chilean xpats getting passports
Replies: 4
Views: 450

Re: Children of Chilean xpats getting passports

I don't know about applying from outside Chile, but both of my kids got carnets and passports the first time they were in Chile. Just went in and applied as a Chilean, in the case of my oldest. In the case of my youngest, who we adopted here in Chile, he left for the US at five months with both pass...
by Huelshoff
Sun Oct 25, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
Topic: coronavirus (COVID-19) in Chile
Replies: 2580
Views: 172419

Re: coronavirus (COVID-19) in Chile

1918 pandemic, there was an estimated 600,000 deaths; but, over 4 years. The u.s. will likly break 1 million deaths, by the time this is over. even with a vaccine, let's say it gets fairly wide scale deployment by july 2021, it will be a year or two before there are days with no deaths from covid. ...
by Huelshoff
Sun Oct 25, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: Legal Issues
Topic: John Cobin in the news
Replies: 51
Views: 4032

Re: John Cobin in the news

hlf2888 wrote:
Sun Oct 25, 2020 11:52 am
I am proud of the Chilean court system for that sentence. Let him go and colonize elsewhere when his sentence is done.
Ditto
by Huelshoff
Sat Oct 24, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
Topic: coronavirus (COVID-19) in Chile
Replies: 2580
Views: 172419

Re: coronavirus (COVID-19) in Chile

And a half a million dead by late February. More than in WWII and Vietnam combined.