"New Chilean leader espouses Pinochet’s economics, not abuses" by Michael Smith and Sebastian Boyd, Bloomberg News | January 24, 2010
SANTIAGO, Chile - The new leader, who was elected last week, amassed his fortune by setting up Chile’s first credit card network and turning around a struggling airline....
Pinochet, who died in 2006, laid the foundation for today’s economy in Chile. He staffed ministries with so-called Chicago Boys, disciples of University of Chicago economist Milton Friedman, who promoted balanced budgets, low state spending, and private pension systems....
They want a RETURN to what FAILED SO MISERABLY HERE and THERE?
I dunno, I thought the Chileans were smarter than that.
In last week’s election, Chileans chose a president with ties to the dictator who led the 1973 coup that left Socialist President Salvador Allende dead.
Interesting to see the man's name in print even, I mean, after what Kissinger said and all.
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Yeah, the 9/11 before there was a 9/11, America -- both brought to you and them by your AmeriKan government!
Chilean billionaire Sebastian Pinera managed a 1989 presidential campaign for Hernan Buchi, Pinochet’s former finance minister. Pinera won with support from two parties founded by former Pinochet collaborators - the National Renovation party and Independent Democratic Union. Two of his campaign aides held posts in the dictatorship; a third is a former Pinochet minister.
I'm smelling a big-time rigging at the ballot box!
Pinera, who pilots a helicopter and hikes a park he owns in southern Chile, won the election even though a December poll found that 73 percent of Chileans remain disdainful of Pinochet’s violent regime.
And with EACH PASSING PARAGRAPH the OFFICIAL NARRATIVE STINKS MORE!
Patricio Navia, a Chilean political scientist at New York University:
“The fact that the candidate who represents the parties that supported Pinochet has won shows how much Chile has changed. Pinera himself opposed the dictatorship, but some of his close allies defended Pinochet.’’
I guess it really hasn't changed that much though, huh?
Pinera, a Harvard University-trained economist and former
Only with MURDERERS of the PAST directing it! Pfffft!
I mean, if those qualifications aren't enough to get the sniffer smelling.
The billionaire pledges to expand the Concertacion’s health care and jobs programs for the middle class and poor, and vowed to help small businesses....
Oh, SAME PROMISES ALL POLITICIANS MAKE!