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by Space Cat
Sat Oct 20, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Chile Investment, business, and Money Issues
Topic: Chile Wealth, Inequality, and International rankings
Replies: 5
Views: 36

Re: Chile Wealth, Inequality, and International rankings

While I agree with most of what you say and the 67000 figure is probably on the low side, I am not sure about looking at cars is a valuable indicator of wealth. It would be helpful to see debt figures too in Chile. I wouldn't mind betting that most of the nice cars that are driven around are on fin...
by Space Cat
Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Chile Investment, business, and Money Issues
Topic: Amazon to go to Colombia....Not Chile
Replies: 16
Views: 304

Re: Amazon to go to Colombia....Not Chile

Your last paragraph sums it up very well, Latin American socialism is not real socialism, that is my fear of FA and that's what a lot of people here know, this is not Scandinavian or European socialism its cronyism and bitter hacks angry at those that have done well style of socialism that neither ...
by Space Cat
Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Chile Investment, business, and Money Issues
Topic: Amazon to go to Colombia....Not Chile
Replies: 16
Views: 304

Re: Amazon to go to Colombia....Not Chile

I would prefer not to have a left wing governement full stop, theres not even really a lesser of two evils in that situation, FA may sound like a good idea, but there is too much inexperience and too much imaturity that comes with "fresh ideas" I have no problem with neither left, nor right governm...
by Space Cat
Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Chile Investment, business, and Money Issues
Topic: Amazon to go to Colombia....Not Chile
Replies: 16
Views: 304

Re: Amazon to go to Colombia....Not Chile

if someone had to said to you 10 years ago... Chile doesn't have the political dynamics and pressing problems of the US or UK. Meanwhile, France has lots of issues with immigration and integration but even there a JAK-like candidate couldn't get enough votes. So I believe it's really culture-depend...
by Space Cat
Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Chile Investment, business, and Money Issues
Topic: Investing in International Stock Markets from Chile
Replies: 67
Views: 9670

Re: Investing in International Stock Markets from Chile

We just go for 70% All-World ETF because nowadays everything looks too unpredictable for me to pick region-based funds (other than the Chilean one). LatAm, Eastern Europe, India, SE Asia are all stuck in corruption bottlenecks. I put a bit into robotics and automation (RBOT) but not touching pure IT...
by Space Cat
Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Lobby
Topic: IVA getting bad press
Replies: 5
Views: 93

Re: IVA getting bad press

Yep, Sweden became a tech hub by recycling business devices to individuals with some tax exemptions. Lots of Swedish kids got a bit dated but powerful computers in the 90s-00s. Meanwhile, Chile still has prohibitive costs on everything but crappy phones. Good luck creating anything beyond Instagram ...
by Space Cat
Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Chile Investment, business, and Money Issues
Topic: Amazon to go to Colombia....Not Chile
Replies: 16
Views: 304

Re: Amazon to go to Colombia....Not Chile

Just on your points though, the latest polling has FA on 26 % , but being the left they will probably self destruct with more internal conflicts and send their polling lower. Polling was around 12-15% before the first round. Local polls are horrible in reaching out to younger people. if they put up...
by Space Cat
Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:47 am
Forum: Chile Investment, business, and Money Issues
Topic: Amazon to go to Colombia....Not Chile
Replies: 16
Views: 304

Re: Amazon to go to Colombia....Not Chile

Also FA was just a protest vote against Guiller they won't be as credible next time . They are a protest vote against the aged and corrupted politicians from NM or whatever it's called today. I bet FA is getting 30%+ and a second round in 2021 if they can keep from petty fights and acting like they...
by Space Cat
Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: Chile Investment, business, and Money Issues
Topic: Amazon to go to Colombia....Not Chile
Replies: 16
Views: 304

Re: Amazon to go to Colombia....Not Chile

I bet this is the reason: https://www.submarinecablemap.com/

Not sure what's the relationship but good luck to JAK in getting at least 25% because Chile is a centrist country historically. Frente Amplio has better chances if they drop their Venezuela-loving parties.
by Space Cat
Thu Oct 18, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Legal Issues
Topic: Guide to validating education for a driving license
Replies: 3
Views: 76

Re: Guide to validating education for a driving license

Social Sciences Beyond the history part, this one is also super easy: Identify democracy when asked about some of its properties (the other options are monarchies and dictatorships, so it would be hard to make a mistake). Understand what Chile is made of: administrative regions, climate zones, natu...
by Space Cat
Thu Oct 18, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Legal Issues
Topic: Guide to validating education for a driving license
Replies: 3
Views: 76

Re: Guide to validating education for a driving license

What to study See the following on the MINEDUC's page (I'm not giving a direct link because they change them every year): "EQUIVALENCIA PARA FINES LABORALES -> Tercer nivel Educación Básica -> Básica Laboral" for a short overview. "Orientaciones: proceso de evaluación y certificación de estudios Ed...
by Space Cat
Thu Oct 18, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Legal Issues
Topic: Guide to validating education for a driving license
Replies: 3
Views: 76

Guide to validating education for a driving license

To get a Chilean driving license as a foreigner, you have to: Pass a theoretical exam (English or Spanish). Pass a medical exam (vision and reaction times). Pass a driving exam (Spanish unless you're lucky to meet a municipality examiner who speaks English). Proof that you have at least eight years ...