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by FrankPintor
Mon Oct 28, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Lobby
Topic: Argentina Economy, Election, and possible default?
Replies: 185
Views: 6421

Re: Argentina Economy, Election, and possible default?

Yes, Macri out, Fernandez in... at least they're talking to each other this time around. Fernandez' victory was much narrower than expected, the margin closed substantially since August, and he lost every major population centre except the province of Buenos Aires, which apparently has about 16 mill...
by FrankPintor
Thu Oct 24, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019
Replies: 2362
Views: 28820

Re: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019

Sorry 😐 I think we’re going to close the frontiers here on Sunday I mean the neighbourhood is gone to pieces 🙄
by FrankPintor
Thu Oct 24, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019
Replies: 2362
Views: 28820

Re: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019

Well, it’s Chile, they can’t get summer or winter time right, why should they get a curfew right? 🙄
by FrankPintor
Thu Oct 24, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019
Replies: 2362
Views: 28820

Re: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019

By the way, for those jotting down the economic cost of the disturbances, how much does it cost to shut down a country for 9-12 hours?
by FrankPintor
Thu Oct 24, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019
Replies: 2362
Views: 28820

Re: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019

Piñera is being blamed because “you break it, you own it” He was in charge when Chile broke, now he’s to blame. Unfairly, you say? But he’s the president, it’s his job to know what’s going on in his country and he failed miserably. The Carabineros no longer have the reputation they did, unfortunatel...
by FrankPintor
Thu Oct 24, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Shipping to Chile from USA
Replies: 18
Views: 4156

Re: Shipping to Chile from USA

I wouldn’t send anything right now, our parcel has disappeared from the Correos Chile tracker.
by FrankPintor
Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019
Replies: 2362
Views: 28820

Re: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019

Piñera is ready to put a tinfoil hat on: “Estamos en guerra contra un enemigo poderoso, implacable, que no respeta a nada ni a nadie” Lmao mr. president you are your own enemy, along with your lame relative Chadwick. The only thing that makes me happy that it’s not immigrant-focused as it would be ...
by FrankPintor
Sat Oct 19, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019
Replies: 2362
Views: 28820

Re: Desmanes

Valdivia has looting and barricades now. Banco Santander, Banco Itau, Farmacia Cruz Verde (all in the centro). Not really, as far as "our man on the ground"' 's son reports (two men on the ground now :D ) it was the McD, carabineros took it on themselves to use water cannon with river water and tea...
by FrankPintor
Fri Oct 18, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Lobby
Topic: Venezuela crisis
Replies: 350
Views: 13132

Re: Venezuela crisis

I tend to bang on a bit about Peru, sorry about that, but in my experience the cultures of the other Latin American countries I've lived in (and that's a lot of them, if not most of them by now :D ) all have something positive to offer. You look at the stereotypical images of some of them, like the ...
by FrankPintor
Fri Oct 18, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Lobby
Topic: Venezuela crisis
Replies: 350
Views: 13132

Re: Venezuela crisis

Yeah, Peru was always going to run out of steam, there's nothing sustaining growth there: the education system must be abysmal, judging by the quality of the graduates I've worked with there, the economy is based on natural resources, fruit, veggies, and that's about it. No value-added production th...
by FrankPintor
Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Lobby
Topic: There goes the neighborhood!!! Peru, Ecuador, etc.
Replies: 45
Views: 1194

Re: There goes the neighborhood!!! Peru, Ecuador, etc.

It's the Macron mistake again. What you have got to do is have a national debate explaining why you have to increase the fuel price, go on TV and discuss it, commission polls showing 50% of the population support it, offer to pay a portion of the proceeds to children's hospitals or something, and t...
by FrankPintor
Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Lobby
Topic: There goes the neighborhood!!! Peru, Ecuador, etc.
Replies: 45
Views: 1194

Re: There goes the neighborhood!!! Peru, Ecuador, etc.

The Ecuadorean expat group in Facebook is in collective freak-out mode, it's a pretty good group, the admin provides a lot of good information and nice photos too :-) but a lot of the members are the typical medical tourist / refugees oops, I mean retirees and wannabe citizens in Cuenca, this is obv...