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Chilean charismatic former student leader runs for Congress with the Communist party

Saturday, July 13th 2013 - 15:49 UTC
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The charismatic leader of Chilean students’ massive protests for free and accessible education, Camila Vallejo launched this week her bid for Congress at the coming general elections next November with the Communist party. Read full article


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  • Marcos Alejandro

    Go Camila!
    I bet Engineer Sergio is happy now.

    Jul 13th, 2013 - 05:22 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    Such a beautiful girl with such an ugly political philosophy.

    Jul 13th, 2013 - 06:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    Ah all students go through the 'communist - lets all share everything' stage because they have nothing. Once they start working and acquiring wealth from their own labour they are less inclined to share it. It is just how it is.

    Jul 13th, 2013 - 07:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    I came from shit poor and when through school after the military with students loans. I never had communism in my blood. Maybe because my family ran to the USA from the Bolsheviks....but still, I see anti government here in the USA more than let's be a communist.

    Jul 13th, 2013 - 07:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Frank

    Anyone who isn't a communist when young has no spirit, anyone who remains a commo as they age has no brains... marco would seem to fall into the later catagory...

    Jul 13th, 2013 - 07:44 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • nerosaxo

    I bet she won't allow 11 year old children to be raped without making the rapist suffer.

    Jul 13th, 2013 - 08:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    I don't think one needs to be a communist or a democratist to believe that an 11 year old child having a having is bad for the 11 year old. See already was traumatized by the rape and had her childhood and innocence stolen. The ordeal of labor and delivery will not help the matters. He should be castrated and sentenced to hard labor.

    Jul 13th, 2013 - 09:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    Well THINK, she's entered not really as a candidate, but more as establishing herself politically and I'm afraid a bit too far to the left. Too many of the Chilean populace are anti Communist. You can be an extreme leftist and win an election here, but as a communist, the best she'll ever able to do is a senator. More likely a deputado.

    Jul 13th, 2013 - 09:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Math

    She is a communist. She is probably going to invite the rapist for a coffee and talk about how is the other's fault that he became a child molester.
    BTW, this girl is a meme in Brazil. A lot of satires with communism comes with her face.

    Jul 13th, 2013 - 09:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    8 Chicureo

    Oceans of political space in todays Chile for good commies...
    Just as in the good old days...
    Can you find Pablo?

    Jul 13th, 2013 - 10:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    THINK, but of course, and as you know I'm a great admirer, despite being on the far right of the political spectrum.
    My point is that she obviously can possibly win the position she's now running for, perhaps in the future even to be a senator or minister, but forget everything else, including president, which my dear friend you predicted. She's now branded as an extremist and has limited future options. Sad, because I actually sympathize with the young lady... Subsisting on an Argentine frozen Lasagna dinner tonight. My whole family is at the beach for winter vacations. Thankfully I have a wonderful side dish of Cabernet. ¡Salud!

    Jul 13th, 2013 - 11:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    Talking to Chileans is seems no matter where their politics are, left or right, they do not want to see a return to the extremes of the political spectrum.

    Jul 13th, 2013 - 11:25 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • bushpilot

    Little by little, the left will work its magic. Somebody gets something and somebody else thinks its not fair. Happens every time.

    I'm waiting for Moyano to become president of Argentina. His economic system promises to be light years ahead of anything. He might even win a Nobel.

    Although, Chavez had a great system too, even Sean Penn thought so.

    Jul 13th, 2013 - 11:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Sergio Vega

    Well, this confirm that she never was interested on the students issues, she only used them to be known along the country to build a political career through the communist party.....she was trained for this from her first years, as well the others “students” leaders....but the PC in Chile have no more tan a few 5% of the votes, so if they want a congressman/woman they must agree with the leftist alliance so they avoid to present another candidate where he/she want to be elected with those votes.....
    When the Chanchis Bachellete started to be mentioned as next presidential candidate, Miss Pellejo strongly said that she never and for none reason will support the Chanchis and vote to her......some month later is part of the New Pillería Alliance as parlamentary candidate and is like ass & pant whith her.....
    All sign of how inconsequent she can be and that her goal is just the power ....

    1@ Yes, I´m very glad because she is taking out her mask of gremial leader to show the real garbage she is like all the communist.......After this statement I´ll take one of my Land Rover's bought in Falklands Islands last year and will go to the mal to spent the money earned selling what my Falklanders friends needs....Happy now, stupid leftist donkey...?????
    Have a good weekend......Little boy.....some day you´ll grow up and maybe, just maybe you´ll sart to use your single neuron brain....meanwhile, you can use your head to comb your hair.....bye, bye kid......

    Jul 14th, 2013 - 12:02 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    Thank you for the invitation Engineer Sergito but the options are very clear here. Those old Rovers smell like sheep manure, your house still smells like humidity and Camila like Chanel No.5.
    Vamos, Camila, carajo!

    Jul 14th, 2013 - 12:49 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • nerosaxo

    Might be just the person to Fortify Picton, Lennox and Nueva islands and claim sole rights to the Beagle Channel which the Argies were going to do after they invaded The Falklands.
    Of course the Brits. kicked ass and they were not able to try anything.

    Jul 14th, 2013 - 12:54 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    Nooo... We want our Patagonia, which Argentina wrongly pressured us in giving up to them....

    Jul 14th, 2013 - 02:12 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    Nooo... We don't want your Patagonia :-)

    “Argentina should adopt us, say Chile protesters”

    Let's do the Harlem Shake in Punta Arenas with Sergito instead.

    Jul 14th, 2013 - 04:19 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    (15) No, no no…….., Bostero loco…..
    “Chanel N°5” is for mature Mamis…….............. as Chile’s and mine.
    I “Think” young commie Camila Amaranta wears something fresh and subtle like “Eau D’Iris” ;-)

    (11) Chicureo
    You say…:
    ”She's (Ms. Vallejo) now branded as an extremist ….”

    I say….:
    Extremist ???
    Must be the fermented fruit juice.... or the donkey in that Argie Lasagna talking ;-)
    Would you please be so kind to direct me to any “Extremist” views in the following 35 pages?
    Don’t be such an old anchylosed momio…
    Assume the lessons of history….
    As the PCCh does….

    Jul 14th, 2013 - 06:32 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Redrow

    Still, someone with a degree in Geography, that could come in handy in neighbouring Argentina.

    Jul 14th, 2013 - 08:15 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    I THINK you could be a bit more respectful about your national frozen food industry. The dish (prepared to instructions) was quite decent. So was the fermented Aconcagua Valley grapes I washed it down with.
    In politics, it's not what you think, but instead whom you associate with and I'm afraid the young lady has branded herself an extreemest. If you're a writer, painter or artist; it can be a big plus, but not in Chilean politics.
    Then again, who knows.
    (Regarding the document: Did you see how they spell Mexico on page four?)

    Jul 14th, 2013 - 01:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    (21) Dear hermanito Shileno.....

    1) No disrespect at all against the Argentinean frozen food industry.....
    Donkey meat is a perfectly acceptable ingredient of authentic Lasagna....
    (As are mashed pork or lamb brains instead of Béchamel sauce.)

    2) Yes I did notice the alternative spelling of MŽxico....
    Same as on Page 1 : ”GŽneros”; Page 6 : ”AtmosfŽrica”; Page 7 : ”AysŽn”; Page 8 :”mŽdicos” and Page 34: ”multifacŽtico”
    Undoubtedly......, the Comrade that typed the program had spent some time in Czechoslovakia ;-)

    Jul 14th, 2013 - 01:51 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    Stink voice.....are you keeping a-voice incognito for a while?

    Jul 14th, 2013 - 02:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Heisenbergcontext

    22 Think:

    Or perhaps 'stacking some Z's'...?
    Sorry, slow night, Poms beat us. Sigh...

    Jul 14th, 2013 - 03:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    (24) Heisenbergcontext

    Damn goddam Poms........
    Hope Zeus lightning strikes them and they burn to Ashes....
    Anyhow...................................... That match was undoubtedly fixed;-)

    Jul 14th, 2013 - 03:34 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    @24 The first Ashes test was excellent. Obviously I am thrilled we won but it could not have been a more close fought match. Looking forward to the next one.

    Jul 14th, 2013 - 03:39 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Heisenbergcontext

    25 Think:

    Nah, you're confusing us with the Pakistani's - not an easy thing to do.

    26 ElaineB:

    I'm a coward, couldn't watch it in real time. Well done your mob ( picture middle-aged man with gritted teeth ).

    Jul 14th, 2013 - 03:50 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Sergio Vega

    15@ Yes, Miss Camila Pellejo (Skin) wears very expensive perfumes while those that se said to be representing are fighting to have some to eat daya by day,,,,,She belong to the NOMENKLATURA CHILENSIS, a vicious board that has existed and exist now in all the communist regimes.....
    All the Chilean communist leaders never have lived in a suburban shantytown but over the high level neighborhoods, like Volodia, Neruda, Gladys Marin, etc...and, of course as its principles command, they never have worked a day for nobody....they ever have lived on the poors they claim are representing....but only have give them words and more words, never a real better lives......

    16@ Yes, the British avoid the second phase of the Argentine Junta to take the Beagle's islands....that´s the reason we helped them to free the Falklands Islands from the external invasion....

    18@ We can give you all those who asked to be Argentines right now, that garbage are all bastard communist like you, so it will be a big favor to Chile if you receive them in your country......we can even pay you for the favor...!!!

    Jul 14th, 2013 - 04:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Momio at (28)

    Can we have Palena and Aysén???
    You don’t know what you are giving away!!!
    Have a look……..
    (Photographs by an acquaintance…. Spanish translation by a good friend…..)

    Muera el roto Piñera!
    Viva el gringo Tomkins!

    Jul 14th, 2013 - 06:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • bushpilot

    Choosing your leaders because they are pretty and smell nice has been done before. The Argentine people liked Mrs. Eva Peron because she was pretty and smelled nice. They picked CFK also because she was pretty and smelled nice.

    Keeping everybody happy takes some serious charisma and some even more serious skill. Humans are never happy, not for long. If that is the way you pick your leaders, because they smell nice, you are asking for trouble.

    CFK may smell nice, but the people who liked that pretty perfume and picked her, are now walking in totally reeking crap.

    “I want my children being joyful!” Starving North Korean children are a beautiful example of the joys of communism.

    Honey, try some new stupid fantasy that hasn't already totally shown itself to be a mistake. Try Obamunism.

    Jul 14th, 2013 - 07:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    28 Sergio
    C'mon Sergio don't be embarrassed, tell your “commercial friends” in Malvinas how you proudly you hold the Argentinian flag with your neighbors in those beautiful pics.

    19 Think
    Eau D’Iris or fragancia del riachuelo is just fine for such a beautiful Shilena :-)

    Jul 14th, 2013 - 08:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    (31) Marcos Alejandro

    She's pretty alright but......“fragancia del riachuelo” is pushing it too far, bostero ;-)

    Jul 14th, 2013 - 09:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    She has that Beautiful Spanish (from Spain) look

    Jul 15th, 2013 - 12:31 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • nerosaxo

    Looks a damn sight better than that SOW in Argentina.

    Jul 15th, 2013 - 01:02 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Turnip at (33)

    Camila Antonia Amaranta Vallejo Dowling.....
    A Spanish communist beauty (from Spain), you say….
    Beauty inherited from her pretty Spanish communist mother.... Mariela Dowling...... descendent of the Ó Dubhlain's.....,from County Galway....., Eire......, Spain…

    Jul 15th, 2013 - 01:34 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    I knew I;d get a response from some potato

    Jul 15th, 2013 - 01:42 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    23 poppy

    “Stink voice.....are you keeping a-voice incognito for a while?”

    Think seems to be chattering away with Hiesenbergcontext instead...

    Jul 15th, 2013 - 06:21 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • RedBaron

    She can come and keep this Comrade warm any time (.....Back in the UnaSuR.....?)

    Jul 15th, 2013 - 07:31 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    Troy we had a go at it in the Falklands meat

    Jul 15th, 2013 - 09:22 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    What would she know about communism?
    Maybe she should try living under a communist regime, it might change her mind.
    All young people are rebels, l was a mild lefty myself in university but l soon saw the real world when l left.
    My grandfather fled communist Russia & l'm glad he found a fruitful life in the west.
    Although l wish her all the best in her career.
    @29 Think,
    Breathtaking scenery. The flowers are lovely. Thank you.

    Jul 15th, 2013 - 09:45 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard2

    I she is still calling for free education for all, she is interested in rhetoric rather than reality.
    Still, rhetoric will get her elected; reality won't.

    Another Latin American Idiot, but she is young.
    Chic. thinks that she is allied with those too far Left, and that this means she can never be president; There are many examples where this happens - Dilma was not just anti-Junta, she was rich-far-Left.

    Jul 15th, 2013 - 09:49 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Condorito

    @3 Elaine,
    Both her parents were active members of the communist party. She has been raised and groomed for this. She is not going to grow out of it.

    The Chilean communist elite are like Giant Pandas, a rare curiosity, trapped in the modern world, unable to find the adequate nutrition to live and multiply normally. They feed off the naive dreams of 14-year old school children for so long, but it is not enough and it doesn't last. The ever decreasing circle of their ideology pushes them back in to their bottom-dwelling-inbred world.

    Such is the concern for the survival of the Chilean commie, that they had a male of the species flown in from a Cuban zoo to impregnate Miss Vallejos. The courtship was successful and the lineage will continue, which is great news for all of us who value diversity and depth of the political eco-system.

    Jul 15th, 2013 - 02:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    Ok, breeding them is dangerous. , but in what cage do we keep them contained?

    Jul 15th, 2013 - 06:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    (43) Chicureo
    La Moneda?

    Jul 15th, 2013 - 06:34 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    touché THINK

    Jul 15th, 2013 - 09:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Condorito

    43 Chicureo,
    A good question. It would be inhuman to send them off to Cuba and actually make them live in communism. I think a self-sufficient kibbutz down by Laguna del Desierto would kill two birds with one stone.

    44 Think
    They tried that once but the local constabulary didn't like the Cuban wardens that were brought down to feed them.

    Jul 15th, 2013 - 09:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    (42) Condorito
    I didn’t know that Julio “Pololo” Sarmiento was Cuban?

    Enijau…………........ Here, for all the fans, a nice picture of Chile’s new “Mami”.

    Jul 15th, 2013 - 10:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Condorito

    47 Think

    Did you film this?

    The real reason she has a “following”.

    Jul 15th, 2013 - 11:00 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
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  • Captain Poppy

    #48 almost tempting to follow that anywhere........almost.

    Jul 16th, 2013 - 01:55 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    She has nice assets doesn't she :-)

    Jul 16th, 2013 - 03:35 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Heisenbergcontext

    48 Condorito:

    I think that camera mans motivations, at least, are self-evident.

    Jul 16th, 2013 - 04:39 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    Marcos....I had to indulge myself and googled a few images of her. She has many sweet assets alright.

    Here's to her assets......and anyone else's like her's!

    Jul 16th, 2013 - 09:33 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • British_Kirchnerist

    Great to see her and Bachelet saying such nice things about each other, looks like good days ahead for the Chilean left =) At 25 btw I don't think she's “pidgenholed” as an extremist or anything else but an unusually precocious political talent, I can't see why at some point in the long life she hopefully has ahead of her she shouldn't become President. Nice and pretty too, though not as ravishing as Cristinita I'm afraid =)

    Jul 19th, 2013 - 10:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Dany Berger

    She is one hot chica.........I would love to wax my wood with her cheeks.

    Jul 20th, 2013 - 02:12 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    The professional masterbator strikes again trying for the last post. Your erection for cuntina is too much. Lets see........what looks better....a plum or a prune.........BK blows it over a prune.

    Jul 20th, 2013 - 03:00 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • A_V0ice

    #54 CFK is the best thing that has happened to Argentina, despite her pervasive corruption and her personal thievery in which we Argentine's can live with because she does provide fair, minimal payouts. But you must be old, blind, a stupid gringo enamored with some Oedipus Complex with her and blinded to the shear fact that she is an old wrinkled hag and would chose her over Camila. It is more than obvious that you have never seen her in person. Do you truly has a fixation for wrinkles and excessive makeup?

    White man ideal of beauty is certainly quite strange........leave it to a white man.

    Jul 21st, 2013 - 03:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    @57 A_Voice,
    l agree with you, about CFK being the best thing that happened to Argentina re your armed forces.
    Because she fears a coup, she's kept the Military weak.
    ln effect she is the best General that WE have got!
    Maybe we should feature her on some of our stamps or banknotes!
    lol, lol & even more lols!
    Also agree that l find B_K's fixation with the night hag, indeed strange.
    But to each, his own l say.

    Jul 21st, 2013 - 10:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    BK Isolde is each his own. Some prefer peaches.....some prunes and raisins. However must you make an amorous statement of her looks in almost every post you write? It makes it seem you are a teen hell bent with a perpetual erection and very little concern to anything else you say.
    This is suppose to be a political commentary, not Penthouse forum.

    Jul 22nd, 2013 - 09:28 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard2

    B_K is a gentle joker. All his/her posts are pulling your leg/our legs.
    I enjoy the 'wicked tongue-in-cheek-ness' of his postings.
    B_K makes me laugh!

    Jul 22nd, 2013 - 09:31 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    BK is the tail of a sperm breast stroker

    Jul 22nd, 2013 - 04:57 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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