Chile's Place in Latin America

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Re: Chile's Place in Latin America

Post by fraggle092 » Sun Nov 18, 2018 3:21 pm

41southchile wrote:
Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:39 am
open canals waste so much water.
They are also used (quite illegally) as sewers by houses located close to them.
Out of sight out of mind.....
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Re: Chile's Place in Latin America

Post by admin » Mon Nov 19, 2018 12:58 pm

hey maduro sends a message to chileans:

https://www.df.cl/noticias/internaciona ... 93752.html

somehow we are all being mislead by propganda about what wonderful socialist paradise he is running. why would anyone want to leave?

come visit venezuela.

i will put that on my list of next vacation spots maduro. right below afganistan and somolia, but i realy had my heart set on visiting the ebola hospitals in the congo for this year. sorry maduro. perhaps next year.
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Re: Chile's Place in Latin America

Post by 41southchile » Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:47 pm

So I don't know about anyone else, but I've noticed an increase of Argentinian cars in the mall and Sodimac carparks as well as driving on the highways just in the last week or so. Are the Argies back spending anywhere else? Also Sodimac was insanely busy on a Monday afternoon at 4pm, the place was packed, lines for all checkouts, people seem to be spending in Puerto Montt in home and construction things.
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Re: Chile's Place in Latin America

Post by admin » Tue Nov 20, 2018 7:19 am

well i have had trouble finding parking at sodimac in puerto montt for a while. like the last year. hopefully that means they will expand the store like they did in osorno.

but, people don't stand in line at home centers if the economy is in bad shape.

argentina might be a mixed bag this year for the south. i think a lot of chileans will opt for vacation argentina this summer, simply due to the price diffrence.

the one that caught my attention was the puerto montt airport. picked up my wife the other day and the parking lot was full. the pick up areas were three cars deep, plus buses and taxis.

i had the passing thought of what low cost airline tickets mean for the south. it means people that use to have to ride bus, are now learning that for about the same money they can travel to santiago, but also people from santiago can visit the south for weekend; without the 12 hour ride from hell. before, if a famy wanted to take a quick weekend trip south, they were basicaly giving up 2 days out of 4 just in travel time. now it is perhaps 4 hours out of their weekend. my wife said they 5 planes for puerto montt departing at the same time, in the middle of the week.

that is going to not only drive tourist money out to the regions, but entice more to consider moving or buying a second home further from santiago.

in some restect, i think the drop in air line prices will do more to decentralize chile than all the decades of political lip service that has been done to little effect.
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Re: Chile's Place in Latin America

Post by Eric » Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:38 am

I have been looking for a property to build a house in Chiloé. The prices have spiked in the last 5 years. I asked one of the better realtors I've dealt with about it. (The bar is pretty low.) He said that the main force behind the price increase is the opening of the airport in Castro. Most of his clients are from Santiago or Concepción who want property within 20 minutes from the airport. One of his clients told him that he likes having desayuno in Santiago and eating curanto for almuerzo. He sees very few foreign or local buyers.

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Re: Chile's Place in Latin America

Post by Space Cat » Tue Nov 20, 2018 11:07 am

admin wrote:
Tue Nov 20, 2018 7:19 am
in some restect, i think the drop in air line prices will do more to decentralize chile than all the decades of political lip service that has been done to little effect.
If only we had an Arica—P.Montt bullet train! 😀

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Re: Chile's Place in Latin America

Post by at46 » Tue Nov 20, 2018 1:04 pm

Space Cat wrote:
Tue Nov 20, 2018 11:07 am
admin wrote:
Tue Nov 20, 2018 7:19 am
in some restect, i think the drop in air line prices will do more to decentralize chile than all the decades of political lip service that has been done to little effect.
If only we had an Arica—P.Montt bullet train! 😀
Hear, hear! But Valpo-Santiago will serve me well to start. What are they waiting for anyway? Are the elites stalling it in fear of a massive population exodus out of the Santiago shithole? Which would serve them well for not having the brains to clean it up. Or is it that they can't decide between the Europeans and the Chinese to build it? Even Africa now has one - built by Chinese. First phase of 185 km cost 2 billion bucks. https://ibb.co/khH4Zf

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Re: Chile's Place in Latin America

Post by 41southchile » Tue Nov 20, 2018 5:26 pm

Didn't hink things had slowed down in Los Lagos region 8.5% growth in the third quarter.

https://www.latercera.com/pulso/noticia ... on/407530/
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Re: Chile's Place in Latin America

Post by admin » Fri Nov 23, 2018 8:42 am

ooo, paulman goes off on argentinan buissmen and politicians.. says they are all corrupt liers, and dont want the boa4ders opened for free trade.

https://www.df.cl/noticias/empresas/ret ... 81743.html
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Re: Chile's Place in Latin America

Post by mem » Fri Nov 23, 2018 2:18 pm

Finally some glowing press for Chile. Credit rating upgrade soon as Chile joins a global elite of trusted soveriegns.
Just made my day

https://www.euromoney.com/article/b1by3 ... dit-rating

All the nay sayers against Chile can eat crow

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Re: Chile's Place in Latin America

Post by 41southchile » Fri Nov 23, 2018 11:02 pm

mem wrote:
Fri Nov 23, 2018 2:18 pm
Finally some glowing press for Chile. Credit rating upgrade soon as Chile joins a global elite of trusted soveriegns.
Just made my day

https://www.euromoney.com/article/b1by3 ... dit-rating

All the nay sayers against Chile can eat crow
That is good news, now, if they can only sort out education and training opportunities as they mention in the article, that will be the icing on the cake which will make things even better.

To that end we are entering into a joint venture with the local CFT here in Llanquihue that covers the Los Lagos region. I wouldn't say the market has failed in delivering education in Chile but it certainly has a lot of shortcomings . Will see what happens and if the state can do any better .

http://www.mifuturo.cl/index.php/donde- ... ecnica-cft
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Re: Chile's Place in Latin America

Post by admin » Sat Nov 24, 2018 10:21 am

they did not agree with the credit downgrade in the first place back in 2017, noting how the credit agencies did not downgrade countries with much higher risk.

https://www.euromoney.com/article/b1477 ... gs-suggest
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