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Santiago on fire and with no transport and Piñera in a family party at a pizza parlor

Saturday, October 19th 2019 - 09:50 UTC
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The Chilean government established on Friday night a state of national emergency in the capital Santiago and surrounding areas following extensive arson, rioting and looting in the city by students protesting transport fares, particularly subway fares, which are considered among the most expensive in the region. Read full article


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  • Think

    Pucha qué se despabilaron de golpe mis querides cabres chices Shilenes..., weón...!

    Oct 19th, 2019 - 12:03 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • RedBaron

    Comments must be in ENGLISH

    Oct 19th, 2019 - 01:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think


    Oct 19th, 2019 - 01:29 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Chicureo

    The Mercopress journalist does not understand what's really happening here. Last night President Piñera declared a national emergency and we have the army on the streets, but the violence continues to escalate.

    What the journalist did not explain is Chile now has one of the highest costs in producing electricity due to us adopting progressive policies to switch over for wind and solar production, which has proven to be outrageously expensive.

    A significant destruction due to this anarchy has severely paralyzed Santiago.

    Oct 19th, 2019 - 06:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Wooooot the fuck is that Iturriaga idiot doing...?
    Filling Plaza Italia with heavy armed commandos...?
    I hope ther is no live ammunition in their assault rifle magazines...!

    Oct 19th, 2019 - 07:13 pm - Link - Report abuse -2
  • Tarquin Fin


    This piece must be incomplete but fortunately a number of other reporters have clarified the oil price related rising costs that Chile is going through.

    Some quick math also would let anybody realize that an increase of 4 USD cents is absolutely no reason to destroy the city.

    I see a black hand trying to cause chaos throughout S.A.

    Hang on in there friend.

    Oct 19th, 2019 - 09:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    Estimado THINK
    The government really misjudged the anger over the increase of transport, electricity and too many youth unemployed. Parts of the city are now without electrical power and there has been uncontrolled looting throughout. Protesters are emboldened because they know the soldiers don't want to kill anyone.
    There are fires still being set at this hour...

    Oct 19th, 2019 - 09:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Tarquin Fin


    Nobody likes increasing prices. I'm not trying to justify the government.

    I have seen a few videos of Santiago yesterday and it scared me. This is not just a student's protest. People burning buses and posing proud in the scene?

    I celebrate that the soldiers do not want to kill anybody.

    Oct 19th, 2019 - 09:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Mi nunca bién ponderado Shicureo...
    Parafraseando un tuit de un curicano que me llego hace poco...


    ES LA SALUD...


    Oct 19th, 2019 - 10:25 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Chicureo

    Tarquin Fin
    Thanks for your concern. The US dollar strength is being reflected in higher prices, but also a substantial rise in utilities costs. Unemployment and especially youth unemployment is untenable.

    Estimado THINK
    Your view is fairly similar to mine, except you missed the same sources claim our ex-President hasn't paid taxes either. (Both cases of tax evasion are misleading propaganda... As they both used legal loopholes to defer payments.)
    You missed the very serious problem of unemployment due to a very large number of immigrants willing to work at low wages, especially the Hatians who gladly work for far less wages than everyone else. (They're very nice people, but they are infuriating to the traditional workforce here.)

    What no one wants right now is people getting shot...

    Oct 19th, 2019 - 11:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think


    Those above ain't “my views”..., hermanito...
    That is a tweet I got from a typical “roto clase media” from Curicó, Shile...
    One of the many, many “rotos clase media” rioting on the streets as we speak...
    Not many “rotos clase baja” aka proletarians on the streets......................................, yet...

    By the way...
    Unemployment in Shile is exacerbated by the many Haitians and Venezuelans...huhhh....
    Do as our magnificent Neo-Liberal ruling class does here in Argentina..., ché...:
    Declare loud and clear tbat all those foreigners that gladly work for peanuts prove two things...:
    1) That Shilean rotos are lazy as hell and don't want to work..., just parasite on the State...
    2) That Shilean mimimum wages are way to high and must be immediately reduced to allow our belowed Shile compete in the globalized world...

    Simples..., don't you Think...?

    Oct 20th, 2019 - 12:13 am - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Tarquin Fin


    You are always confusing things. It's the left style. Can't blame you for that.

    So the subject was Chile and you somehow brought it back to Argentina. And so you specifically state that the Chilean middle class is protesting, soon to be joined by the proletariat.

    Do you enjoy this chaos just because it serves your twisted view of reality?

    Do you want more chaos as if what's currently happening wasn't bad enough for everyone in Santiago?

    Do you celebrate the destruction of public property?

    Is violence the solution?

    Simple enough huh?

    Oct 20th, 2019 - 12:32 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Andá a recauchutar chupetes..., pebete...

    Oct 20th, 2019 - 12:39 am - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Tarquin Fin

    I was just hoping you could teach me how to do that. I understand you are an authority in that field What's your hourly rate?

    Oct 20th, 2019 - 01:50 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • imoyaro

    Yes, Gauchito Drink, like his “Torturer's Tango Duo” partner Kamerad/Komrade Rique, loves chaos and destruction of infrastructure. Old habits die hard...

    Oct 20th, 2019 - 06:32 am - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Think

    Shicureo..., hermanito Shileno...

    Pa' romper la somnolienta monotonía de un domingo más en Chicureo...
    Un poco de añeja bronca artistica Argentina en honor de la renacida bronca Shilena...

    Peace & Love..., cachái...?
    El Think...

    Oct 20th, 2019 - 01:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    There is a popular uprising throughout South America dominated through the US-sponsored Hybrid War. After the liberation of South America, there will be no more United States here.

    Oct 20th, 2019 - 02:12 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Think

    With a bit of luck...:

    Bolita Evo Morales this Sunday...
    Argie Alberto & Cristina next Sunday...
    Yorugua Daniel Martinez next Sunday...
    Brasileiro Lula “Livre” in a couple of months...
    Perú..., Ecuador and Chile on their way to retake the social dignity ways...

    Oct 20th, 2019 - 03:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    Things are continuing to escalate in several parts of my country. Our beautiful Metro system was effectively destroyed yesterday and looting as well as arson of several businesses continue. Soldiers are deployed, but no one is being shot yet.

    Estimado THINK
    I thought you gave up drinking...

    Oct 20th, 2019 - 04:55 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Sometimes in life..., hermanito..., HOPE is as inebriating as C2H6O...

    Oct 20th, 2019 - 05:35 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Tarquin Fin

    Well, at least the K are getting slapped left and right in this debate.

    A run off will happen in Bolivia.

    Chile will get it right once again.

    Night night ... Cheers!

    Oct 21st, 2019 - 02:04 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    El Shile dividido...
    Brief synopsis of today...:

    ***“Estamos en guerra contra un enemigo poderoso”***
    (Presidente Sebastian Piñera... Billonario en Dolares)

    ****“Soy un hombre feliz, no estoy en guerra con naide”***
    (General Javier Iturriaga..., Jefe militar de la Emergencia en Santiago)

    I retract from my auld comment above...., where I called General Iturriaga an Idiot...
    I hope he will continue to be a “happy man”...

    Oct 21st, 2019 - 08:10 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • imoyaro

    Yep. Gauchito Drink is delighted at the murder of innocents by his proxy “revolutionaries”No surprise there, eh?

    Oct 22nd, 2019 - 06:53 am - Link - Report abuse -2
  • Think

    Una poco de poesia pá todxs lxs cabrxs chicxs de Shile....
    No pasarán...

    Oct 22nd, 2019 - 06:51 pm - Link - Report abuse -1

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