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by cali_chile48
Sun May 17, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Moving to Chile
Topic: Returning to Chile after 4 Months Away
Replies: 0
Views: 194

Returning to Chile after 4 Months Away

Hello All...I trust you are staying safe and staying aware. I am planning my return to Chile. I came back to the US to care for a dear friend who was very ill, before Rona got mad. My duties here are largely completed, and I am expecting to return to Chile around June 10. I have a couple of question...
by cali_chile48
Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
Topic: Chile Political and Social Crisis 2019
Replies: 612
Views: 23827

Re: Chile Political and Social Crisis 2019

I am still holding out hope that, given enough time, the country can produce a better constitution than the one in place now, and perhaps even a good model for other Latin American countries. There are enough smart people in the Chile to accomplish this. It will require a sustained effort and lots o...
by cali_chile48
Fri Nov 29, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
Topic: Chile Political and Social Crisis 2019
Replies: 612
Views: 23827

Re: Chile Political and Social Crisis 2019

cali_chile48 wrote: ↑ Fri Nov 29, 2019 2:02 pm here's no quick fix. It will take 10 years to develop and implement comprehensive reform and they probably need international participation and supervision. This problem has only been protracted from "international participation". Completely unhelpful ...
by cali_chile48
Fri Nov 29, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
Topic: Chile Political and Social Crisis 2019
Replies: 612
Views: 23827

Re: Chile Political and Social Crisis 2019

I don't think that current crime wave can be explained away so easily as "we could solve this problem in a week if the police had more firepower and were allowed t use it." Apart from the causes of the crime wave (why are people looting and burning the country?) we need to ask about what an appropri...
by cali_chile48
Fri Nov 29, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
Topic: Chile Political and Social Crisis 2019
Replies: 612
Views: 23827

Re: Chile Political and Social Crisis 2019

In terms of health care, what do you think needs to be done to satisfy the general public? As a previous member said, it is mostly about improving FONASA for the lower income brackets of the plan. As in many countries, public health care has much room for improvement, and so it is Chile. Another ke...
by cali_chile48
Fri Nov 29, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
Topic: Chile Political and Social Crisis 2019
Replies: 612
Views: 23827

Re: Chile Political and Social Crisis 2019

Another consequence of the social upheaval will be a significant, if not radical, re-alignment of the political coalitions. In order to get a 2/3 (or even 3/5) majority agreement on the text of a constitution or any other reforms that might pacify the country, the politicians need to come together i...
by cali_chile48
Fri Nov 29, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
Topic: Chile Political and Social Crisis 2019
Replies: 612
Views: 23827

Re: Chile Political and Social Crisis 2019

I don't see any coherent solutions coming from this bumbling government. They seem to think that periodic half-measures will make everything "normal" again, and they will then be able continue colluding with the super rich. Piñera is not the man for this job. He is one of the super rich, and he seem...
by cali_chile48
Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
Topic: Chile Political and Social Crisis 2019
Replies: 612
Views: 23827

Re: Chile Political and Social Crisis 2019

A couple of days ago Piñera was on TV with lots of military folks....new recruits mostly, talking about increasing manpower (personpower) to deal with the situation. Today several politicos were talking about the importance of protecting the infrastructure of the country...dams, reservoirs, water st...
by cali_chile48
Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
Topic: Chile Political and Social Crisis 2019
Replies: 612
Views: 23827

Re: Chile Political and Social Crisis 2019

I saw a news bit on TV last night about 11 retired generals that have been called back into service. Has anyone else heard about that? That could be a pretty dark turn for the country, if true.
by cali_chile48
Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
Topic: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019
Replies: 2569
Views: 48665

Re: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019

I am afraid no one really appreciates the can of worms this process opens. Chileans, as a culture, are not the greatest at thinking things through, to see what the possible consequences might be. It's really going to depend on how much these people in leadership positions really love the Republic o...
by cali_chile48
Thu Nov 14, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
Topic: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019
Replies: 2569
Views: 48665

Re: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019

I think it's really important to make a distinction between people who march on the streets and gather in massive crowds peacefully, and the people who throw rocks and antagonize the police, and the vandals who are running around looting and setting fires. The first group is not violent, but I think...
by cali_chile48
Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
Topic: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019
Replies: 2569
Views: 48665

Re: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019

This forum often talks how Chileans have troubles with logic and can't see the consequences of their actions. I'd say these events show that the majority is wise (and brave) enough to sacrifice short-term gains for the sake of a better future. Yeah I have a sense of that, too, from young adults and...