Category Archives: Mexico

Chilean President Warns of Danger of Socialism

The President of Chile cast diplomacy aside today to promote capitalism. According to Bloomberg, Sebastián Piñera said that Europe’s mistakes are a lesson for Latin America: Latin America must avoid the costly welfare policies plunging Europe into crisis and should … Continue reading

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Crossing Borders in the USA, Canada and Mexico

According to the Buffalo News, “gruff and unpleasant security officers” are hurting the Niagara Falls tourist industry, so many Canadians are staying on their side of the border. Mary and I experienced the same problem last month when we returned … Continue reading

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Attitudes Towards Immigration in the USA

There has always been a raging debate in the USA about how many immigrants should be allowed to legally enter the country, and attitudes towards immigration have become more hostile as the economy has declined. According to the Wall Street … Continue reading

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Government Ransacks Luggage and Assaults Miss USA

We flew from Panama to Tijuana to avoid USA airports, but Mexicana Airlines and the USA government foiled our plans. We connected through Mexico City and the airline left my luggage there while we flew to Tijuana. We rode to … Continue reading

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Piñera Government Buys Notes from Failing Bank

Mahatma Gandhi is famous for clever quotes; one of my favorites is his response to Winston Churchill offering independence to India if they would fight the Japanese in the Second World War: “That’s like accepting a postdated check from a … Continue reading

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Chilean Government Attitude Towards Alcohol Consumption

Last month Vivek Wadhwa delivered a talk to Start-Up Chile (SUC) at the San Francisco Hotel, an event organized and sponsored by the government of Chile, in which no alcohol was served. Wadhwa, who lived most of his life in … Continue reading

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Why I’m Living in Chile

I have lived in Santiago Chile for 8 of the last 12 months because it is exciting and affordable; exciting because a gigantic earthquake rocks and rolls the place every 25 years; and affordable because the government creates no land … Continue reading

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