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Pinera, Chile, Economist

From: andrew cooke <andrew@...>

Date: Fri, 22 Jan 2010 21:32:32 -0300

A good article that I agree with almost completely (it's a pity it
didn't mention corruption, though).

One worrying thing that I hadn't thought of, and which the article
mentions, is Pinera's attitude to Chile's financial reserves.  Chile
has weathered the recent crisis well, and those reserves will help it
with coming issues (we are a long way from safe).

Another, smaller, issue is drifting away from Lula, who seems to be
doing a very good job.

http://www.economist.com/world/americas/displaystory.cfm?story_id=15330886

Andrew

Video of Pro-Pinera/Pinochet Protesters

From: andrew cooke <andrew@...>

Date: Sun, 24 Jan 2010 21:46:57 -0300

Taken after the election results were announced, on the main road
through the centre of Santiago.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ciLzW7PHVUw


Chants include:

Gay communists; your parents were killed for being idiots [last word
difficult to translate].

Long live Chile, Pinochet.

Pinochet Pinochet Pinochet.

The national anthem, featuring a late verse celebrating soldiers that
was emphasised during Pincohet's era.


Andrew

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