Some Good News From Latin America: Chile and Mexico

Years ago I was very optimistic about Latin America, but in the last decade I have become very pessimistic. It seems that socialism and dependency on government are an integral part of Latin culture. Even where there is improvement it seems the centrifugal force of Latin culture pulls them back to a degraded socialist state.

But there has been some good news:

Good News on Chile

What is clear is that Chile is a stable democracy, a stable culture, and a free market economy. It meets the classic definition of a successful nation-state. It is finally liberalizing where necessary (in areas like divorce), but not at extreme levels (as in depopulating on-demand abortion). It embraces change, but not at a disruptive pace. It has not adopted so much of the suicidal self-destructive tendencies of so many Western democracies, though Michelle Bachelet’s recent pronouncement on acceptance of gay marriage may be a troubling turn of events.
Chile has become first world. Should its present socialist president avoid extreme social engineering, by all accounts Chile may soon become a world power, while the rest of the West socially engineers itself to death.

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Good news about Mexico:

It doesn’t take an advanced finance degree to understand why Mexico is projected–by Goldman Sachs, among others–to represent the world’s fifth largest economy by 2050.

The most populous Spanish-speaking country in the world, Mexico has booming ports on both oceans, abundant natural resources, a longstanding, well-developed industrial sector, close business ties to the United States, and easy access to the burgeoning US Latino population (with their soon-to-be $1.5 trillion in buying power).

But one thing that tends to get lost in this predictive calculus is that, even after just a few years of gestation, Mexico already boasts one of the more dynamic startup scenes in Latin America.

If Mexico is indeed moving beyond the maquiladora manufacturers and their free trade zones in the process of building the world’s next great economy, technology and innovation will be a part of the foundation of that economy.

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17 Responses to Some Good News From Latin America: Chile and Mexico

  1. Croatian Capitalist says:

    Economic progress means little in the end if you aren’t willing to defend your borders, Chile has passed at least two amnesties for illegal aliens to my knowledge and there are at least dozens of thousands of new ones in Chile right now and more come in every day from Bolivia, Peru and other poor socialist countries, so I can’t see Chile being a real improvement over the USA, I have no idea how Mexico handles it’s immigration issues though.

  2. Croatian Capitalist says:

    Why do all of these countries (the USA, Chile, Spain, Brazil, Mexico, etc.) even have immigration laws, if they have no intention of enforcing them? They reward the law-breakers and make the law-abiding people who actually follow the proper immigration procedure look like idiots, it makes no sense.

    • fafc says:

      Perhaps that is the point. Creating a sub-class of totally dependent people who are not part of the equation, yet are at the command of the elite. The citizens and the illegals are just dupes to be played with, played against.

      • Croatian Capitalist says:

        Divide and conquer (even though divide and collapse seems more accurate/fitting) is a good theory, but if it’s true, it’s really short-sighted of them, I don’t see how it is in their interest to live in a lawless, poor and crime-ridden third World country, and that is exactly what such policies eventually lead to..

        Regardless of the reason(s), I don’t want to live in such countries, where the rule of law/legal safety doesn’t really exist, I mean, if certain governments don’t follow/uphold their own laws, how can then a regular person have faith that they will be treated fairly within/by such a system? I don’t, so any country that rewards criminals for breaking the law is automatically disqualified from being on my list of potential emigration destinations.

        • fafc says:

          The elites live in segregated penthouses and walled in communities guarded 24/7 from the hell on earth they are creating. That is how it is in most Latin countries. That is what is happening to America. The rich are totally separated from the rest of the country. But the real sad thing is when the people become so stupid as to embrace the very people who are bringing them such injustice. Words become more powerful than action.

  3. Croatian Capitalist says:

    I am not sure that they are really safe even in such communities in third World countries, to my knowledge violent criminals have managed to enter them and commit serious crimes on numerous occasions in South Africa, besides, they and their families have to go outside them sooner or later, and even with armed guards, I don’t see how they could be comfortable walking/driving around places such as Caracas, San Pedro Sula, Fortaleza, Cape Town, etc., and if the USA becomes third World, places such as Detroit, Saint Louis, New Orleans, Baltimore, etc. will probably become the most violent in the entire World.

    • fafc says:

      Such measures improve safety, not eliminate danger, but there is also an issue of perception.

      • Croatian Capitalist says:

        Yes, but if that is the case, isn’t it strange then that so many countries have leaders with such warped senses of reality? Especially since the experiences of other countries shows that their theories just don’t fly in reality, I mean, is there even one country in the Americas which actually defends it’s borders, upholds the rule of law in general, is economically more or less free (or at least heading there) and has a low (violent) crime rate? If there is, sadly I don’t see it.

        • fafc says:

          These countries are not countries, they are crime syndicates, and they are run by people who don’t care about very much other than skimming the cream off the top, and leaving whatever is left to the rest. The USA is becoming the same way. No one cares. The elites are living large in mansions, expensive cars, jet-set lifestyle.
          The dumbed down poor take the crumbs from what falls from the plate of their betters. That is not how the USA used to work, but it is what is happening.

          If you were on top, would you want to change things? You could lose everything you have if it turns out that it takes more than Daddy’s money and body-guards to get things done. In a free country such men usually fail.

  4. Croatian Capitalist says:

    Yes, I would, these people are so rich that they could live like kings solely from the interest on their bank savings, which would in a free country be totally safe, while in third World countries some lunatic dictator coming to power and expropriating your money, real estate, etc. is always a danger (not to mention the danger of getting killed by the dictatorship), so unless the children of these people are extremely stupid, they wouldn’t have problems living in a free country (or at least not more than they do now).

  5. Croatian Capitalist says:

    I have no faith in Brazil, that society is among the most socialist in the World.

    • fafc says:

      and corrupt. corrupt from the top down, and the bottom up. the whole society is built on moral and ethical corruption. but good news is good news.

      • Croatian Capitalist says:

        To me socialism and corruption are synonyms, both in the judicial sense and the general moral one.

        As for the news that some of the young in Brazil have started supporting the free market, that is of course good news, but it isn’t “game-changing” good news.

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