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by fraggle092
Thu Jun 10, 2021 12:10 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: The New Constitution
Replies: 44
Views: 1380

Re: The New Constitution

I'm convinced that Chile has collectively gone bonkers. How can Jadue even be touted as a presidential candidate? As if his Chávez-style economic proposals weren't bad enough, he is also inflaming anti-Jewish sentiment within Chile, adding race hatred to the class hatred that the Communists are succ...
by fraggle092
Wed Jun 09, 2021 5:20 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: The New Constitution
Replies: 44
Views: 1380

Re: The New Constitution

Don't see what the problem is with mandatory voting, it was only repealed in 2012. I didn't vote last time round, as to me that was consistent with my Rechazo vote last year. If voting were mandatory, I would just have spoiled the Ballot paper. Here where Chile's heading... . Renacionalizar el cobre...
by fraggle092
Mon Jun 07, 2021 1:54 am
Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
Topic: The Chile Economy, Social Crisis and Virus Impact
Replies: 1138
Views: 122448

Re: The Chile Economy, Social Crisis and Virus Impact

I am definitely economically naive and I hope someone could explain in simple terms how this country works :D After all my time here, it's a mystery to me as well. The root of the money tree is mainly the Mining Industry, that's eventually where the Dollars come from to pay for all that imported st...
by fraggle092
Wed May 26, 2021 1:27 am
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Condolences
Replies: 6
Views: 334

Condolences

Its not been much publicized, but Carabineros de Chile have opened a Condolence Book on the Comisaria Virtual website.
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by fraggle092
Tue May 25, 2021 10:43 am
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: The New Constitution
Replies: 44
Views: 1380

Re: The New Constitution

My prediction, fwiw is that this process will degenerate into the same type of spectacle we already see in Congress. Even before they have started, this deliberative body has shown signs of wanting to get involved in the running of the government, which is well outside their remit. When time runs ou...
by fraggle092
Sun May 23, 2021 10:48 am
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Amazon now offers free shipping to Chile
Replies: 90
Views: 6530

Re: Amazon now offers free shipping to Chile

I checked Amazon Vs BancoEstado addresses, there was a slight difference, an apostrophe. Don't believe that's relevant.
Its more likely imo that Amazon have blacklisted CuentaRut cards, given the high levels of fraud associated with them.
by fraggle092
Sat May 22, 2021 12:00 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: The New Constitution
Replies: 44
Views: 1380

Re: The New Constitution

This is actually in reply to the article published in Le monde diplomatique in a locked thread. I found it tendentious and superficial Although the author correctly states the outcome of the recent voting, his implicit assumption of the moral high ground glosses over what every Chilean knows; that e...
by fraggle092
Thu May 20, 2021 2:51 pm
Forum: Chile Investment, business, and Money Issues
Topic: Third party retrieval of a Vale Vista using power of Atty
Replies: 14
Views: 1498

Re: Third party retrieval of a Vale Vista using power of Atty

nomad747 wrote:
Thu May 20, 2021 2:30 pm
Thanks so much fraggle092, that helps a lot - I may just let it sit until I return at the end of the year.
Cheers :D
At any rate it's a fallback if the other route fails, just make sure that your Cedula is still valid at that time!!
by fraggle092
Thu May 20, 2021 1:44 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Amazon now offers free shipping to Chile
Replies: 90
Views: 6530

Re: Amazon now offers free shipping to Chile

Purchase from a couple of days ago.
Total is still 32% more than the net price.
I only use Amazon for Items unavailable locally.

And "free shipping" is marked as a Promo, which means it could disappear at any time.
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by fraggle092
Thu May 20, 2021 12:35 pm
Forum: Chile Investment, business, and Money Issues
Topic: Third party retrieval of a Vale Vista using power of Atty
Replies: 14
Views: 1498

Re: Third party retrieval of a Vale Vista using power of Atty

Another Vale Vista story. If a Vale Vista goes unclaimed, the Bank will hold it for three years, after which time its transferred to the State, ie you lose it. The Diario Oficial periodically publishes lists of unclaimed Vale Vistas, the obscurely-named Acreencias Bancarias . The bank makes no effor...
by fraggle092
Wed May 19, 2021 6:14 pm
Forum: Chile Investment, business, and Money Issues
Topic: Third party retrieval of a Vale Vista using power of Atty
Replies: 14
Views: 1498

Re: Third party retrieval of a Vale Vista using power of Atty

According to the BCI, you can do it, in theory at least.
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YMMV...
by fraggle092
Wed May 19, 2021 5:20 pm
Forum: Chile Investment, business, and Money Issues
Topic: Third party retrieval of a Vale Vista using power of Atty
Replies: 14
Views: 1498

Re: Third party retrieval of a Vale Vista using power of Atty

Some years ago, one of our clients informed us that he had paid an outstanding bill by Vale Vista, and we could pick it up at a local Banco Santander. When we want to the bank, they told us that we needed an authorization. When I, (as the legal rep of our company) asked who was supposed to authorize...