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Controversial dam project sees Piñera’s support plummet to a new low

Monday, June 6th 2011 - 11:32 UTC
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Public support for Chile’s conservative President Sebastián Piñera fell to a new low of 36%, according to an Adimark poll released Thursday, while outright rejection of Piñera’s government reached a record 56%. Read full article


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  • Marcos Alejandro

    “with Piñera promoting a HidroAysén dam and power line project that is rejected by 74% of Chileans”

    Piñera's brother in law, Eduardo Morel, works for HidroAysén.

    Jun 06th, 2011 - 03:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    Isn't that the main problem in Chile? About 40 families own everything worth having. Chile has been described as more of a country club than a country; until the founder members allow the weath to be spread this will always be a problem. JMO

    Jun 06th, 2011 - 04:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • mastershakejb

    I guess Pinera can just escape to UK again for a while and lick UK boots. He and his vision to create a competitor/alternative to Mercosur are FINISHED! Specially now that new Peruvian president wants to become full Merco member.

    Jun 06th, 2011 - 05:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    Do you think the UK is that important to him? I thought China was far more significant for Chile. Chile has trade agreements with 47 countries and that will probably give them more stability as a country, no matter who is President.

    Interesting development with Humala. I am not sure what the panic is about raising mining royalties. They will still be significantly less than Chile charges.

    Jun 06th, 2011 - 06:10 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • mastershakejb

    Yes, UK is that important for him. He was basically prostrating Chile before the UK to use for Falklands operations, because Mercosur has been somewhat anti-falklands, so he thought he could use it as an opportunity, a show to Western governments, that where Mercosur refuses, Chile would accept, which would bring Western business to Chile, instead of Mercosur.
    But Pinera is traitor to South America and Chile, not only in his personal corruption, but by trying to help UK keep territory in the South Atlantic. The South Atlantic, every inch, should belong only to South America.

    Jun 06th, 2011 - 06:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    Ok, so you are viewing it only as an anti-UK viewpoint. Hmmm I was looking at the wider picture.

    Jun 06th, 2011 - 06:32 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • mastershakejb

    No, I'm viewing it only as a logical viewpoint. UK shouldn't own any part of the Antarctic, which is thousands of miles away, it should belong to the nations who are only hundreds of miles away: Argentina and Chile.

    Jun 06th, 2011 - 06:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Fido Dido

    Argentina and Chile...only those two? says who?

    Jun 06th, 2011 - 06:39 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • mastershakejb

    Says nature, they're closest to it, so it's there's logically. That's the way it has always worked through history, uninhabited islands/land go to the nearest inhabited country, duh. And yes, it'd be nice if Antarctica was shared among all South America. Obviously the part of Antarctica closer to South Africa, should belong to South Africa, and part closest to Australia/NZ should belong to Aussie/NZ. Pretty simple, straightforward, logical.

    Jun 06th, 2011 - 06:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • HaveToCorrectThisRetard

    edit: meant to say THEIR'S* instead of there's

    Jun 06th, 2011 - 06:44 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Fido Dido

    well reality shows different. Nations do what's in their national interest.

    Jun 07th, 2011 - 12:09 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • mastershakejb

    Well reality's gonna show South America kickin UK's butt out of Antarctica, in due time.

    Jun 07th, 2011 - 01:22 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Fido Dido

    lol, that i don't mind. Kick their teeth out, if they have them and then you kick them in their butt out of there.

    Jun 07th, 2011 - 02:17 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ManRod

    Theme Hijackers... dear over-the-mountain-neighbours, the Falkland story is getting boring already, this here has nothing to do with it, so try to get your chauvinistic attention somewhere else.

    Piñera has to stand for his deeds regarding his internal politics, and he will be judged by the chilean population. But it will surely not have to do with any relation to UK + Falklands. It's not the most important thing in this world, even you act like it would be...

    Jun 07th, 2011 - 11:51 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    (14) ManRod

    Dear over-the-mountain-neighbour...... For your kind info:

    As far as I know;
    “Mrs. ElaineB” is a British lady working in South America.
    “ Mr. Mastershakejb” is an American expat living in Uruguay.
    “Mr. FidoDido” is a Dutch citizen living in the USA.

    So pleeeeeeease; don't accuse us Argentineans of chauvinism on the basis of their comments.

    Thanks in advance
    El Think

    Jun 07th, 2011 - 04:13 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    14 Dear over-the-mountain-neighbour, where are youuuuu? :-)))

    Jun 08th, 2011 - 09:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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