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by fraggle092
Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019
Replies: 2343
Views: 28670

Re: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019

Last night, Piñera had a late night session in La Moneda followed by an announcement that promised to be significant. As it turns out, he had been contemplating putting the Army back on the streets, following the most violent day since the disturbances started. His ministers persuaded him not to do ...
by fraggle092
Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019
Replies: 2343
Views: 28670

Re: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019

No, no commies in Chile. What's that the banner is saying? :)
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by fraggle092
Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019
Replies: 2343
Views: 28670

Re: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019

This nothing much to do with social justice. The protesters, peaceful and otherwise are enjoying their holiday from normal life too much. Some people like destroying things just for the hell of it. In the last MORI poll from earlier this year, here are the issues seen as major problems. Constitutio...
by fraggle092
Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019
Replies: 2343
Views: 28670

Re: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019

Maybe the price of copper should be in there somewhere? According to this, it hasn't affected production very much yet: "National strike largely fails to halt Chile's copper mines " https://www.spglobal.com/platts/en/market-insights/latest-news/metals/111219-national-strike-largely-fails-to-halt-ch...
by fraggle092
Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019
Replies: 2343
Views: 28670

Re: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019

Whether designed (I know conspiracy) or it just turned out that way (pure chance nada ma') my family in Santiago and I since three weeks ago would place SECURITY at the forefront. I have already had to accomodate my Son-in-Law plus family after they were forced to leave their home. A mob came into ...
by fraggle092
Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019
Replies: 2343
Views: 28670

Re: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019

According to this research that was done after the protests started, no economic or political group has a majority caring about the crime, even the right wingers: https://www.elmostrador.cl/media/2019/11/PULSO-CIUDADANO-OCTUBRE.pdf Pensions, healthcare and inequality come first: That chart you foun...
by fraggle092
Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019
Replies: 2343
Views: 28670

Re: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019

Best I can come up with.
Its all completely spontaneous, of course. (click to expand)
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Didn't find a place for the Mormons....
by fraggle092
Wed Nov 13, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019
Replies: 2343
Views: 28670

Re: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019

I wonder what would happen if everyone that is for changes, the supposed everyday people, against the violence they say, organized themselves, the unions, syndicates, education, health sector etc but has to be citizen initiated, and they said " everyone that is opposed to this violence and destruct...
by fraggle092
Wed Nov 13, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019
Replies: 2343
Views: 28670

Re: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019

I find it odd that everybody keeps ignoring the elephant in the room- the increasing violence of the mob. Amid the talk of assembleas, plebiscitos and cabildos, there seems to be a tacit condonation of intolerable levels of violence, and suppression or minimization of negative news. This incident fr...
by fraggle092
Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019
Replies: 2343
Views: 28670

Re: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019

Nothing good and nothing new.
It pisses me off as well.
Theyr'e still burning stuff round here this evening.
by fraggle092
Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019
Replies: 2343
Views: 28670

Re: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019

Well, more of the same from Piñera. Parliamentary dialogue, consensus, constitution, yada yada.
When will he pull the blinkers off, and see what´s really going on?
After today's efforts I had hoped for something more energetic. Plonker.
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by fraggle092
Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019
Replies: 2343
Views: 28670

Re: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019

Piñera has unusually returned to the Moneda this evening with several ministers.
This follows a national strike day that has at least matched the level of violence of any of the last 3 weeks.

Meganoticias Live feed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HChCAZCHhS4