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by Huelshoff
Fri Dec 14, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Chile Investment, business, and Money Issues
Topic: Chile's Place in Latin America
Replies: 374
Views: 21821

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: 374
Views: 21821

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: 374
Views: 21821

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: 374
Views: 21821

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: 374
Views: 21821

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: 374
Views: 21821

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: 82
Views: 9619

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...
by Huelshoff
Mon Oct 29, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Chile Investment, business, and Money Issues
Topic: Chile Wealth, Inequality, and International rankings
Replies: 82
Views: 9619

Re: Chile Wealth, Inequality, and International rankings

The Gini coefficients has its problems, but its about the best measure we have of inequality. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gini_coefficient for the math. It does generate some surprising results.
by Huelshoff
Mon Oct 29, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Chile Investment, business, and Money Issues
Topic: Chile Wealth, Inequality, and International rankings
Replies: 82
Views: 9619

Re: Chile Wealth, Inequality, and International rankings

See https://www.indexmundi.com/facts/indicators/SI.POV.GINI/rankings This puts Chile as the 23rd most unequal country in the world, between Benin and the Gambia. The US is tied with Uganda at 59th. Yet it depends a lot on how the calculation is done: among OECD countries, Chile ranks as the third mo...
by Huelshoff
Sat Jul 28, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Chile Investment, business, and Money Issues
Topic: The trade wars, they have begun
Replies: 242
Views: 14194

Re: The trade wars, they have begun

I wouldn't count the Chinese out yet: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/28/world/americas/china-latin-america.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=second-column-region®ion=top-news&WT.nav=top-news Also, this trade "deal" with the EU looks a lot like Trump's "deal" w...
by Huelshoff
Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Legal Issues
Topic: Visa application question in light of new laws
Replies: 16
Views: 703

Re: Visa application question in light of new laws

Your picture makes much more sense now, but thanks for the reference to the Extranjeria site.
by Huelshoff
Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Legal Issues
Topic: Visa application question in light of new laws
Replies: 16
Views: 703

Re: Visa application question in light of new laws

That would really piss me off if marriage to a Chilean now allows one to go directly to permanent residency without the temporary residency step. I misspoke. I checked again with my wife, and there is no jumping the line if you are married to a Chilean. Its still temporary to permanent, two years.