Archive for Chile Economy

Chile’s Corrupt Fishing Law

  Photo:  Jack Mackerel by Southern Pacific Review 11 June 2017.  Santiago, CHILE. The Chilean government under President Piñera pushed through legislation that gave 92% of the $3 billion fishing quota to 7 families and to [...]

Who is to Blame for the Red Tide in Chile?

By Walker Rowe People dream of going to Patagonia to fly fish for salmon and trout in the cobalt blue streams ringed by snow-capped mountains and steaming volcanoes. This area of glaciers and fjords is a [...]

Because Prices are Sky High, Chile Opens Public Pharmacies

by Alana Gale photo “New glasses” by Alba García Aguado, 28 April 2016. Santiago, Chile. In October, El Mostrador reported that three big companies control 90% of the pharmaceutical market: Salcobrand, Cruz Verde, and Farmarcias Ahumadas.  These companies [...]

Chile Changing Education System

by Alana Gale photo “University Life 134” by Francisco Osorio. 22 March 2016. Santiago, Chile. A report presented last Thursday by The United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) described the educational situation in Chile as “alarming”, [...]

Taxi Drivers in Chile Protest Uber

by Alana Gale photo: TVN news showing Uber driver’s car damaged by taxi driver assault. thumbnail photo: “Taxi Pasando” by Betoscopio 14 April 2016. Santiago, Chile. In response to the popularity of Uber, over 2,000 taxi [...]

Pharmacies and High Drug Prices in Chile

Drug prices in Chile are high.  The market is concentrated and now is dominated by foreign owners.  Pharmacy executives have been charged with price fixing some years ago, which was not a crime at the time. [...]

HBO GO Streaming Coming to Chile

by Alana Gale and Walker Rowe Netflix came to Chile a couple of years ago, now HBO is coming this year. In 2010, HBO launched its streaming service HBO Go in the United States. At first [...]

Chile’s Salmon Sector Faces Another Crisis

by Alana Gale photo “Seno de Reloncaví” by Nicolás Binder. 15 March 2016. Santiago, Chile. According to La Tercera, an increase in the amount seaweed caused the death of 1.5 million salmon in Reloncaví Sound in [...]

The Cost of Living in Chile

by Alana Gale photo “Mercado” by Fernando Valenzuela 8 March 2016. Santiago, Chile. Recently, El Mostrador published an article on the cost of groceries in different countries, called the “basic shopping cart.” The question the article posed [...]

The Chileans Work More Hours Than Most of the World

by Alana Gale photo “Santiago Rain” by Javier Vieras Santiago, Chile. 1 March 2016. The most recent data from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) shows that the people of Chile work more hours per [...]