Re: chile's migration crisis
And that don't-give-a-shit about anyone-else attitude may explain why there are so many asshole drivers here..."
Dear fraggle092. The most depressing thing about your post is "forty years now." I have met some great chilenos - but they are few in number. They say what you say about the majority of chilenos, which is sad. What is sadder is to think that it may not change any time soon. Every day I wonder how many people will cut me off in traffic - not sky-larking but with malice. I always try for the Art Blakey maxim: "knock em over with love" but some days are harder than others. Chile has a richness of potential which perhaps the population has not yet appreciated.
Re the immigration situation - our topic after all - clearly the prior administration made a hash of the process. I don't see much improvement with the current crowd, alas. However, the haitians I've met and interacted with one on one have been uniformly gentle and polite. Clearly the over crowding in El Centro will lead to problems no matter the antecedents. And the major drug traffic from - peru? no doubt is a factor. Does any one wonder if the $1 Billion of cocaine recently seized on a JPMorgan owned freighter in Philadelphia loaded in chile? or peru? It stopped in both countries, but not in colombia as I recall...