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by Space Cat
Mon Dec 17, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: Legal Issues
Topic: chile's migration crisis
Replies: 855
Views: 52168

Re: chile's migration crisis

Some Chilean diplomats got caught for issuing over 200 fake student visas in Nepal and India, $7,000-8,000 per visa. Fiscalía formalizará a dos diplomáticos chilenos por tráfico de migrantes https://www.biobiochile.cl/noticias/nacional/chile/2018/12/16/fiscalia-formalizara-a-dos-diplomaticos-chileno...
by Space Cat
Fri Dec 14, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Chile Investment, business, and Money Issues
Topic: Transferring money
Replies: 84
Views: 13185

Re: Transferring money

Transferwise now allows to receive up to 5 millions CLP in one transfer and there are no monthly limits as far as I can see. But there's still no option to send money from Chile, only Brazil is available in LatAm.
by Space Cat
Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Chile Investment, business, and Money Issues
Topic: Chile's Place in Latin America
Replies: 374
Views: 21820

Re: Chile's Place in Latin America

One reporter from russian state TV was too stupid to recognize parody, and took it as real. If you are doing heavy-handed media manipulation, you have to hire stupid reporters. Or they did it on purpose because while a small group of people will ridicule this on the Internet, the average TV viewer ...
by Space Cat
Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Chile Investment, business, and Money Issues
Topic: Chile's Place in Latin America
Replies: 374
Views: 21820

Re: Chile's Place in Latin America

The term for this is " Potemkin village ", it's an old and significant part of Russian management culture named after count Potemkin from the 18th century who was building fake villages to impress the Empress. Here's a perfect example from yesterday: " 'Hi-tech robot' at Russia forum turns out to b...
by Space Cat
Tue Dec 11, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Chile Investment, business, and Money Issues
Topic: Chile's Place in Latin America
Replies: 374
Views: 21820

Re: Chile's Place in Latin America

when you walk around moscow, then take a little ride even just slightly out side of moscow, you immidetly realize the whole economy is smoke and mirrors show. The term for this is " Potemkin village ", it's an old and significant part of Russian management culture named after count Potemkin from th...
by Space Cat
Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Food in Chile
Topic: Fresh milk and farmers cheese
Replies: 19
Views: 1739

Re: Fresh milk and farmers cheese

Got it, thanks!
41southchile wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:58 am
NZ farmers were getting paid more than Chilean farmers why would they send it here to get 700 pesos a litre, after all that cost.
Yes, this was the point she also mentioned: it's cheaper to haul milk powder across the ocean because NZ farms have much higher productivity.
by Space Cat
Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Possible public sector worker strike Monday
Replies: 2
Views: 203

Re: Possible public sector worker strike Monday

Well, now Uber drivers are going on strike, like there's somebody to hear them.

As usual, Silicon Valley's "market disruption" ends up as a reminder why regulations were created in the first place.
by Space Cat
Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Food in Chile
Topic: Fresh milk and farmers cheese
Replies: 19
Views: 1739

Re: Fresh milk and farmers cheese

Quillayes is not NZ owned, what do you mean uses Powder from NZ? , are you referring to the propaganda put out by Colun which claimed Soprole (which is NZ owned) was using powdered milk from NZ for their milk? Which was a lie that Colun use to their advantage after rumors on the internet claimed th...
by Space Cat
Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Chile Investment, business, and Money Issues
Topic: Chile's Place in Latin America
Replies: 374
Views: 21820

Re: Chile's Place in Latin America

I just finished the "Los dueños de Chile" overview by CIPER. Además, el estudio de los académicos de la Universidad de Chile revela que la participación del 1% más rico del país es de 30,5% del ingreso total. El 0,1% (la milésima parte) se lleva el 17,6%, y el 0,01% (la diezmilésima fracción de los ...
by Space Cat
Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Chile Investment, business, and Money Issues
Topic: Chile's Place in Latin America
Replies: 374
Views: 21820

Re: Chile's Place in Latin America

In some ways it is refreshing to see people actually happy with their president Oh yes, for all the "he's literally Trump" scaremongering from the left during the presidential race, he's actually not even truly right-wing and keeps showing his Christian Democratic roots with all the social programs...
by Space Cat
Tue Nov 27, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Moving to Chile
Topic: Update and a few questions
Replies: 2
Views: 192

Re: Update and a few questions

Cuenta Ahorros (savings) in BE is easy but withdrawals are pricey (though it’s free to transfer money to CuentaRUT). We also accepted a wire to it without a problem.