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by El Presidente
Fri Aug 07, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
Topic: The Chile Economy, Social Crisis and Virus Impact
Replies: 759
Views: 64226

Re: The Chile Economy, Social Crisis and Virus Impact

So far about 7 million people have requested the 10% withdrawal from their AFPs and they are reporting about a 5% rejection rate. One of those rejected was my wife because her carnet was expired. But wait I hear you ask, didn´t they change the law to automatically extend all carnets that expire duri...
by El Presidente
Thu Aug 06, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: Travel in Chile
Topic: LATAM cancellations and refunds
Replies: 4
Views: 296

Re: LATAM cancellations and refunds

snobrd4life wrote:
Thu Aug 06, 2020 9:46 am
He called his credit card company to dispute the charge and the original transaction was reversed immediately.
Imagine if things worked that way here, probably have a lot less angry people about, maybe not even an estallido social....
by El Presidente
Thu Jul 30, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
Topic: The Chile Economy, Social Crisis and Virus Impact
Replies: 759
Views: 64226

Re: The Chile Economy, Social Crisis and Virus Impact

The Central Bank is not leaving anything to chance with the massive liquidation that the AFPs are about to undertake. The Bank just issued a comunicado indicating that from next week it will buy up local bonds with a limit of US$10 billion. https://www.bcentral.cl/contenido/-/detalle/comunicado-del-...
by El Presidente
Thu Jul 30, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
Topic: The Chile Economy, Social Crisis and Virus Impact
Replies: 759
Views: 64226

Re: The Chile Economy, Social Crisis and Virus Impact

so first day of withdrawal of AFP, and it is a mess. just for fun I tried to withdraw mine, and the AFP web site of course crashed in some interesting ways throwimg errors I don't think I have seen before. :lol: thousands of people standing in line across the country. yea, exactly what the country ...
by El Presidente
Mon Jul 27, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
Topic: The Chile Economy, Social Crisis and Virus Impact
Replies: 759
Views: 64226

Re: The Chile Economy, Social Crisis and Virus Impact

Yeah, may as well grab it before the Pols get their hands on it. . Screenshot-2020-7-27 'We're going for more' say Chileans after pensions reform crosses free market Rubicon.jpg . https://uk.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-chile-pensions-ana/were-going-for-more-say-chileans-after-pensions...
by El Presidente
Mon Jul 20, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
Topic: coronavirus (COVID-19) in Chile
Replies: 2009
Views: 95941

Re: coronavirus (COVID-19) in Chile

Chile is flattening the curve, one way Canada has done it is keep the border with the US closed, we just got another 30 days..... Now Canada is in test and trace mode. I'm not sure about flattening, the excess death curve looks more like a downward slope now: Chile.jpg https://www.ft.com/content/a2...
by El Presidente
Mon Jul 20, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
Topic: coronavirus (COVID-19) in Chile
Replies: 2009
Views: 95941

Re: coronavirus (COVID-19) in Chile

Chile is flattening the curve, one way Canada has done it is keep the border with the US closed, we just got another 30 days..... Now Canada is in test and trace mode. I'm not sure about flattening, the excess death curve looks more like a downward slope now: Chile.jpg https://www.ft.com/content/a2...
by El Presidente
Mon Jul 20, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: Chile Real Estate, Property, and Construction
Topic: Housing market situation
Replies: 519
Views: 49978

Re: Housing market situation

Yep, but I took the main point of the article as that there are many of these people who have completely overextended themselves a couple of years before the worst financial/economic crisis this country will see since the early 80's. Once they all start liquidating, well, you know the story.
by El Presidente
Sat Jul 18, 2020 12:20 am
Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
Topic: coronavirus (COVID-19) in Chile
Replies: 2009
Views: 95941

Re: coronavirus (COVID-19) in Chile

I cannot afford a subscription to the Economist but would sure love to see the cliff notes on this article. Anyone? https://www.economist.com/asia/2020/07/11/why-has-the-pandemic-spared-the-buddhist-parts-of-south-east-asia?fsrc=scn/fb/te/bl/ed/banyanwhyhasthepandemicsparedthebuddhistpartsofsouthea...
by El Presidente
Thu Jul 16, 2020 11:40 pm
Forum: Legal Issues
Topic: withdraw funds from AFP, then apply for citizenship
Replies: 2
Views: 212

Re: withdraw funds from AFP, then apply for citizenship

10% or 100%?

I don't see any issue with the 10% option.
by El Presidente
Thu Jul 16, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
Topic: The Chile Economy, Social Crisis and Virus Impact
Replies: 759
Views: 64226

Re: The Chile Economy, Social Crisis and Virus Impact

When someone dies before their normal retirement age, and if there is a balance left that is not inherited (the person lives solo), how does the pension scheme use the balance? Si el afiliado fallecido no tiene herederos, el beneficiario en última instancia es el Estado. Same with properties. Surel...
by El Presidente
Mon Jul 13, 2020 1:17 am
Forum: Lobby
Topic: Virus Humour
Replies: 49
Views: 3395

Re: Virus Humour

It's the greatest presidential fire-up speech Hollywood has ever produced, hence why it is in my signature. Unfortunately the Argentinian didn't deliver it with quite the same gusto as Bill Pullman did...