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by cali_chile48
Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
Topic: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019
Replies: 2569
Views: 51030

Re: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019

Speaking of wankers.....quote below from José Piñera, minister of Labor and Social Security, and Minister of Mining, in Pinochet's military dictatorship, elder brother of current president Sebastian Piñera, and principal architect of the Chilean pension system that pays out benefits to retired worke...
by cali_chile48
Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
Topic: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019
Replies: 2569
Views: 51030

Re: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019

will 1% of Santiago students have no school for the rest of the year? or 10%, or 50% or 90%? Most schools will finish the school year, probably 99%+ (unless we see a lot more rioting). Some high schools and universities have had prolonged protests all year and were already scheduled to extend their...
by cali_chile48
Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
Topic: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019
Replies: 2569
Views: 51030

Re: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019

A few key points from the Navia article I posted earlier: The Chilean constitution is hard to change, but it can be, and has been, changed many times. Many of the most undemocratic aspects of the original Pinochet (1980) constitution have already been changed. Super-majority means 60% (not 67%) The ...
by cali_chile48
Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
Topic: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019
Replies: 2569
Views: 51030

Re: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019

Hows it where you are? My school was officially open today, but a lot of people, including myself, were unable to get to campus. My commute is about 40K. I made it 10K before I was stopped by a traffic jam along a stretch of road that is a favorite place for people to protest...fishermen, people ag...
by cali_chile48
Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
Topic: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019
Replies: 2569
Views: 51030

Re: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019

For anyone who is trying to educate themselves about Chilean constituion (like me), here's a good place to start.

Article by Patricio Navia (also available in Spanish).

http://www.politicaygobierno.cide.edu
by cali_chile48
Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
Topic: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019
Replies: 2569
Views: 51030

Re: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019

Today is going to be crazy....best to stay home if you can. Enap is also on strike....not sure for how long....I have heard for 5 days.....so that got my attention. Expect long lines at the gas stations for at least the next few days. I´ve been close to this kind of craziness before....the 1960's pr...
by cali_chile48
Sun Nov 03, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
Topic: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019
Replies: 2569
Views: 51030

Re: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019

I got back from the cabildo a little while ago. Mostly a flop. There were 15-20 tables set up in the town plaza, each with a different topic. I made two walk-throughs looking for a topic that I was interested and that I also felt I could contribute to. Sports, feminism, jobs, access for handicapped ...
by cali_chile48
Sun Nov 03, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
Topic: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019
Replies: 2569
Views: 51030

Re: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019

After the toilet paper collusion case a few years ago (I still only but Scott paper products because of that), I heard an analysis of the corruption. Basically, the oligarchic structure that still dominates Chile was directly responsible. The economist said that the major domestic producers of paper...
by cali_chile48
Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
Topic: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019
Replies: 2569
Views: 51030

Re: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019

The accusations of abuse in captivity are particularly concerning. Yes. That shit needs to be punished. We can all understand the use of force in the heat of combat, the fog of war, self defense and all that....but once they have people in handcuffs and locked up and they are no longer a threat, th...
by cali_chile48
Sat Nov 02, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
Topic: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019
Replies: 2569
Views: 51030

Re: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019

My gf says that the pension funds in Chile commonly assume that pensioners will live to be 105 years old. Can anyone verify this? If true, 105 seems excessive if the average life span in Chile is around 80. The AFPs woud be distributing the pension funds over a span of 40 years (age 65 to age 105) i...
by cali_chile48
Sat Nov 02, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
Topic: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019
Replies: 2569
Views: 51030

Re: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019

Yes, money management is an issue in Chile (and also in the US). The consumerist model depends on people buying shit they don't really need and a strong "keep up with the Jones'" attitude. Lots of Chileans don't understand why I won't get a newer car....it's simple...I don't want to pay a bunch of i...
by cali_chile48
Sat Nov 02, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
Topic: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019
Replies: 2569
Views: 51030

Re: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019

The image of president Piñera publicly celebrating his grandson birthday at a pizzeria on the verge of the biggest civil protests of his country is very relevant, I agree. It's not as if this apparent ignorance/indifference was a one off. There have been repeated protests that were brushed off, and...