Government expenditure in Chile expanded an estimated 5% last year while the economy grew 5.5%, making it the second consecutive year in which the economy outperforms outlays. Read full article
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The Chilean economy since the return of democracy in 1990 has become a model case for developing countries with sustained growth, balanced budgets, foreign trade surplus, attracting massive investments particularly in the mining sector and excellent macroeconomic indexes.Jan 08th, 2013 - 03:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
That's right, it's all good.
Yes, the people are very happy. Despite the protesting in the streets by outcasts due to lack of services and a few unrepresented Mapuche Natives taking the law into their own hads out of frustration.Jan 08th, 2013 - 06:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
Nice try there mercopress.
ProRG, considering the Argentine case, where people go nuts with mass-assaults of stores like in Neuquen and other parts of the country, higher unemployment, higher poverty rates, worse education results and higher expenditures than income like dictated by Cristina, seems like spending more money doesn't really help the root cause, huh?Jan 08th, 2013 - 09:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
ManRod,Jan 09th, 2013 - 05:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
ProArgie has never been to Chile and seems to think that we are still in the 1970s. For him/her part of being pro-Argie seems to include bitterness at our success.
(S)he can’t ignore that in the last 20 years we have surpassed Argentina on every economic metric. We have also left them behind in terms of life expectancy (we are now above Denmark), quality of life, lower crime, infant mortality, better tertiary education, lower corruption. We have recently just edged past Argentina on the Human Development Index.
Add to all that, that our military could crush them in 5 minutes it is no surprise that an envious person like proArgie would react that way, but it is still disappointing that such people can’t be happy for us and see that we are showing them the way forward. At least they still have football supremacy to cheer them.
The educational reform protests stopped months ago when the government agreed to increase the education spend. The right to protest is important in a free society.
“Despite the protesting in the streets by outcasts due to lack of services”
I have no idea what you are referring to.
@4 CondoritoJan 10th, 2013 - 10:14 am - Link - Report abuse 0
Totally agree! Chile is also almost considered a developed country. Indeed it is exceeding even some of the developed countries in Southern Europe.
Argentina, however is still a developing country and actually going backwards in some measures.
It's funny but once it was Argentina that was equal to and compared to Australia. In the future it will be Chile that will be.
Condorito: At least they still have football supremacy to cheer them.Jan 13th, 2013 - 10:55 am - Link - Report abuse 0
Not that it would be important, but seems even that bastion is falling appart, as seen 2 days ago in the sub20 south american championship in Argentina.
How ironic, it was Argentina vs Chile played in the Estadio Malvinas.
Result: Chile with 2 men less on the field scored and beat Argentina 1:0 @ their own home.
ManRod:Jan 14th, 2013 - 01:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
It seems I was tempting fate with that comment.
I watched the match - seems we have some talent in the up coming generation. Problem is, that when they do well the farandula makes them think they are more than what they really are. Lets hope they continue on the right track.
indeed, they lose discipline and se le suben los humos too fast. This is a well known problem in our soccer players. Also the new ones seem a bit overenthusiastic in their game style, considering the red cards. Badddddd....Jan 14th, 2013 - 03:57 pm - Link - Report abuse 0