Swaziland Empowerment Limited (SEL.sz) listed on the Swaziland Stock Exchange under the Investment sector has released it’s 2015 interim results for the half year.For more information about Swaziland Empowerment Limited (SEL.sz) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Swaziland Empowerment Limited (SEL.sz) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Swaziland Empowerment Limited (SEL.sz) 2015 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileSwaziland Empowerment Limited (SEL) is an investment holding company engaged in financial intermediation. The company offers a range of products and services to private, commercial and corporate companies that range from personal and business checking to savings plans, home banking and lending options. The personal and business division of Swaziland Empowerment Limited caters for checking, savings, mortgage loans, commercial banking services, trust and investment, auto, home and personal loans. Swaziland Empowerment Limited has a 19% stake in the telecommunication entity, Swazi MTN Limited. It is a subsidiary of the Public Services Pensions Fund with headquarters in Mbabane, Swaziland. Swaziland Empowerment Limited is listed on the Swaziland Stock Exchange
Rector Pittsburgh, PA Por Onell A. SotoPosted Aug 20, 2013 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET El arzobispo de Cantórbery, Justin Welby visitó México los días 13 y 14 de agosto por invitación de Francisco Moreno, arzobispo de la Iglesia Anglicana de México y Obispo de la Diócesis del Norte. Esta visita es parte de una serie de visitas a los Primados de la Comunión Anglicana que el arzobispo Justin hará durante sus primeros 18 meses como Arzobispo. A su llegada a Monterrey arzobispo Justin dijo: “Doy gracias a Dios por ésta oportunidad de visitar México, para ver algo de ésta gran nación y compartir el compañerismo con mis hermanos y hermanas de la Iglesia Anglicana de México. Felicito al arzobispo Moreno al convertirse en su nuevo primado y espero pasar tiempo con él y su pueblo. Deseo expresar especial aprecio por el testimonio de Jesucristo de la Iglesia Anglicana de México, y de su participación en el testimonio de la Comunión Anglicana como un todo en los retos globales tales como: seguridad alimentaria, desarrollo sustentable y cambio climático”. El arzobispo Justin está viajando con su esposa Caroline Welby. La visita a México concluye una visita de siete días a los primados de la región.En esta semana inspectores de las Naciones Unidas están revisando la carga del buque Chong Chon Gang propiedad del gobierno socialista de Corea del Norte que transportaba armamentos de largo alcance y un avión de fabricación soviética escondidos entre toneladas de azúcar. El barco no informó la naturaleza de su carga según leyes internacionales. Cuba había dicho que el cargamento consistía de “chatarra que necesitaba ser reparada”. En la celebración de su 87 cumpleaños Fidel Castro dijo que la ayuda de Corea del Norte a Cuba ha sido significativa.La devoción del presidente Nicolás Maduro de Venezuela no tiene límites a juzgar por sus palabras por televisión que “a veces vengo por las noches” a dormir en el mausoleo que aloja los restos del difunto presidente Hugo Chávez. Añadió que él y su comitiva emplean el tiempo para “reflexionar” en la revolución bolivariana. La noticia ha sido objeto de no pocas bromas en la población. Maduro lamentó que sus críticos aprovechan sus creencias para desacreditarlo como cuando dijo que Chávez se le ha aparecido en forma de pajarito. Su último error fue decir que “Portugal y Venezuela están en el mismo continente separados por el Mar Caribe”.La jueza Lu Ann Ballew de Tenesí ordenó que un niño de siete meses no podrá ser llamado Mesías porque ese nombre es un título que sólo ha sido ganado por una persona “la persona es nuestro Señor Jesucristo”. En su lugar el niño será llamado Martin DeShawn McCullough. La madre dijo que apelará la decisión de la jueza.A Blanca Reyes Castañón, líder de las Damas de Blanco y representante en Europa de la organización que defiende los derechos humanos en Cuba, no se le dejó entrar en la isla para visitar a su anciano padre de 93 años de edad. La petición de permiso se hizo según las normas del gobierno cubano.La histórica parroquia de la Santa Cruz de Miami ha comenzado a celebrar sus servicios dominicales en la Iglesia de la Resurrección, después que la diócesis del Sureste de la Florida y los líderes de la parroquia alcanzaron un acuerdo de vender la propiedad con miras a buscar un nuevo hogar permanente y más adecuado para el futuro. “En esta etapa de transición, damos la bienvenida a la parroquia de la Santa Cruz y esperamos que su rector Leonel Ortez y toda su comunidad se sientan en casa”, dijo Alberto Cutié, rector de la Resurrección, quien ajustó el horario de oficios para poder ofrecer un tercer oficio dominical a cargo de la Iglesia de la Santa Cruz.El papa Francisco dijo durante su visita a Brasil en una reunión con obispos y cardenales que hay que recuperar a quienes “buscan respuestas en los nuevos y difusos grupos religiosos.Después de pasar varias semanas internada en un hospital de Miami falleció la popular locutora ecuatoriana Betty Pino, la semana. Era una voz muy querida en el ambiente radial y estrellas como Julio Iglesias, Raphael y Rocío Jurado le agradecieron su ayuda en los principios de sus carreras. La prensa ha informado que murió de una infección bacteriana resistente a los antibióticos.La situación política de Egipto se ha agravado después que la policía egipcia lanzó gas lacrimógeno para dispersar a los seguidores del presidente derrocado Mohamed Mursi. Los muertos y los heridos se cuentan por centenares.VERDAD. Por muy larga que sea la tormenta, el sol siempre vuelve a brillar entre las nubes. Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rapidísimas Youth Minister Lorton, VA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Albany, NY Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Press Release Service An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Smithfield, NC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Curate Diocese of Nebraska Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Submit a Job Listing Rector Washington, DC Associate Rector Columbus, GA Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Bath, NC Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Martinsville, VA Submit an Event Listing An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Collierville, TN Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Featured Events Rector Knoxville, TN In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Submit a Press Release Featured Jobs & Calls Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Tampa, FL Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Belleville, IL Rector Shreveport, LA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK
Mama Mia You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Reply Please enter your name here August 3, 2016 at 9:56 am Please enter your comment! 3 COMMENTS LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply August 3, 2016 at 9:49 am So the mayor put his opinion in the Apopka Chief that the city had not been honest with the citizens, about the taxes for the last decade……….well, it appears to me, that this mayor has not been honest about the future of the Highland Manor, from the very start of this new city center plan. That’s the way I see it. We were told it could be moved to the lobe, we were told it could be moved to the Station St. area, and we were led to believe it would be moved to Dream Lake, and so on and so forth…….there was no intentions by this administration to save the home at all. I guess the wedding venue part gives the mayor the creeps. Regarding the Edwards Field Site Plan Contract……….this will be just a $ 4000 dollar plan drawn up, and will be set back, put on the back burner, will not be developed any time soon, if ever………..to make citizens believe that we will be getting these amenities, to give the appearance, that something is getting done. Don’t get your hopes, up citizens of Apopka, all this town does is spend money on studies, and that get set back, then we hear about different locations, and different ideas, over and over again. Get ready for the tax increase, without the amenities………and where is the foliage festival people going to park, plus where is the fair going to set up? Many people that talked about putting the pool down at that location, also talked about the stink from the old sewer treatment plant that is very nearby on Forest Avenue. What about that? Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Odd that they have money for a very expensive Olympic size pool, and a gym, but holler that they are in a dire tight budget. Don’t you all think? If they have that kind of money, then they could move the Highland Manor to Edwards Field. I believe this is a ploy to say that they can’t move the old home there to Edwards Field because there will not be room for it with the new plans to put the other amenities there on site………… Reply The packet for this week’s Apopka City Council meeting is only 132 pages long. Many items look routine, but there are several items that should prompt some interesting discussions and public comment.Here is a guide with links to some of the most interesting items on today’s 1:30 PM Apopka City Council Meeting Agenda.ProclamationsOne proclamation on the agenda. Autumn Rae Shannon Day will be proclaimed by Mayor Kilsheimer. If you do not know who Autumn Rae Shannon is read this.Employee RecognitionSeveral employment milestones will be recognized:Five Year Service Award – Curtis Johnson – Public Services/Utility MaintenanceFive Year Service Award – Randy Johnson – Public Services/Waste Water MaintenanceFive Year Service Award – Danielle Saslo – Police/Field ServicesTen Year Service Award – Daniel Criswell – Fire Department/EMSTen Year Service Award – Robert Mark, Jr – Police Department/Support ServicesFifteen Year Service Award – Christopher Hanstein – Police/Field ServicesFifteen Year Service Award – Edward Mueller – Community Development/BuildingFifteen Year Service Award – Rojelio Vasquez – Public Services/Utility ConstructionPresentationsApopka hired five new Police Officers. They will be introduced at the Council Meeting.Mayor Kilsheimer will present a check to Boy Scout Troop 211 for thier Parking Services at Fourth of July Event.Jim Meadows will present a check from the AHA Players to Christian Lamphere’s Eagle Scout Project by AHA Players.Grant AcceptanceFive grants will be accpeted by the City:Duke Energy Foundation Grant Award – $9,500 for the “Apopka Begins and ends with A” program.Two FRDAP Grant Awards – Two $50,000 grants for renovations and new construction at Alonzo Williams Park and Kit Land Nelson Park. These grants come from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Florida Recreation Development Assistance Program (FRDAP)The Apopka Fire Department has been awarded a grant from the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation in the amount of $4,401. These funds will be used to purchase special extrication equipment used in vehicle emergencies.The Apopka Fire Department has been awarded a $10,000 grant from the Department of Homeland Security to purchase respiratory fit testing equipment.Edwards Field Site Plan Contract – $4,000The first of two Consent Agenda items is the approval of a $4,000 contract with CPH, Inc. to develop a site plan for an Aquatic Facilty to be built at Edwards field. The facility will include an Olympic size pool, gym, skate park and splash pad.The “Consent Agenda” is a meeting practice which packages routine and non-controversial items not requiring discussion and/or separate approval as one agenda item. However, any member of the Council can request that any item on the Consent Agenda be “pulled,” and discussed separately.Consulting Agreement for Form-Based Code Completion – $24,985The Community Development Department is requesting approval to contract with Littlejohn Engineering Associates to complete the work that began in 2011 on the City’s Form-Based Code. The Form-Based Code will apply to development within a general one-mile radius from the interchange at Kelly Park Road.What is a Form-Based Code? According to Wikipedia, “A Form-Based Code is a means of regulating land development to achieve a specific urban form.” Read more here.Development Review FeesAccording to the City staff, the City’s Development Review Fees have not been reviewed since 1993. The staff is requesting permission to review and update the fee structure.Public Hearing ItemsThere are six items on the Public Hearing part the meeting agenda. The first five are routine.Screening of CoachesHistorically, the Apopka Police Department has conducted background screenings of coaches and other persons having routine contact with minors at city facilities. Florida Statutes now place the screening requirement burden on the organization that uses the facilities. The proposed Resolution transfers the responsibility and the liability for background checks to the organization.Apology from City’s AuditorsThe last item on the agenda is a letter of apology from the City’s audit firm. Read it here.The meeting is at 1:30 PM in the Council Chamber at Apopka City Hall. Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 TAGSApopka City Council Meeting Previous articleTropical Storm Earl StrengtheningNext articleWhen does a Primary Election become a Final Election? 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CopyAbout this officeArchitects TeehouseOfficeFollowOsamu TsukihashiOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSodegauraHousesJapanPublished on March 26, 2015Cite: “House for Dairy Farmers / Osamu Tsukihashi + Architects Teehouse” 25 Mar 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/928887/house-in-la-calera-abdenur-arquitectos Clipboard Year: 2018 CopyHouses, Houses Interiors•La Calera, Argentina Interior Design:Josefina DíazContractor:Interalumina, Mateucci Puertas, ProGarden, Tangente GroupCity:La CaleraCountry:ArgentinaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Gonzalo ViramonteRecommended ProductsWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82WoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsText description provided by the architects. The house in La Cuesta is a piece of architecture based on an uneven terrain located in the town of La Calera in the Province of Córdoba. Materialised with a traditional system, the house offers spaces of privacy and tranquillity as well as spaces for gathering and meeting. The objective of the project was to find the balance between this duality.Save this picture!© Gonzalo ViramonteSave this picture!Section ASave this picture!© Gonzalo ViramonteThe entrance to the house is generated through a half-level hall, leading to the private area divided into three bedrooms located on the top floor. The main bedroom has the city as a backdrop separated from it by a large a window with the length of the entire space, with its en suite bathroom and dressing room. On the other side of the corridor are the other two bedrooms that turn towards the front of the house, coinciding with the pedestrian level outside.Save this picture!Ground FloorThrough a vertical filter generated by a metallic skin, the facade of the house is formed austere and simple, marking rhythm, homogeneity and especially permeability. The social area is located on the ground floor, the spaces are arranged so that the connection with the exterior and the visuals are always present, where the transition is subtle and the fluidity is visually perceptible. On this floor, the spaces gradually change their privacy condition, beginning in an intimate English courtyard, crossing the social areas and the gallery, ending up in the urban profile as a distant limit.Save this picture!© Gonzalo ViramonteSeparated from the living room and the kitchen by a glazed skin, the English courtyard appears with a warm fireplace corner that functions as a containment space where an atmosphere of intimacy and serenity is perceived. Its limits are formed by visuals inside the house and two large staggered walls treated with different materials. To achieve this atmosphere of warmth, the flooring was made of wood (Guayaibi wood) that is accentuated together with the vegetation and seek to rekindle the connection with nature.Save this picture!© Gonzalo ViramonteThe successive spaces to the courtyard are the dining room, living room and the kitchen, which in the search for the transcendence of daily living, prolongs the table of black cosmic marble as a suspended bar with capacity for eight people. Finally, as a link to the distant landscape and with a purely social use, is the outdoor gallery equipped with a barbecue, a dining room, which for being outdoors is linked to the sun deck and the pool that can be accessed without entering the house. Through the gradual transition of spaces, the different entrances and the permeable filters, the house makes the spaces of intimacy and social spaces coexist in complete harmony.Save this picture!© Gonzalo ViramonteProject gallerySee allShow lessThe d’Orsay Residential Building / Hill West ArchitectsSelected ProjectsCMA House / Jacobsen ArquiteturaSelected Projects Share Abdenur Pablo, Abdenur Juan Pablo, Ferreyra Facundo, Castagneris Agustin House in La Calera / Abdenur Arquitectos Projects Argentina Architects: Abdenur Arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project Photographs Houses “COPY” Area: 415 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” ArchDaily Manufacturers: Sika, Hafele, InterAlumina, Sbacco, Tangente Group + Electroalem Lead Architect: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/928887/house-in-la-calera-abdenur-arquitectos Clipboard CopyAbout this officeAbdenur ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsLa CaleraArgentinaPublished on November 22, 2019Cite: “House in La Calera / Abdenur Arquitectos” [Casa en La Cuesta / Abdenur Arquitectos] 22 Nov 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
Tagged with: Events Recruitment / people 21 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis BISS launches Great Mince Pie Party Ferry company Red Funnel has supported the launch of The Great Mince Pie Party to raise funds for The British & International Sailors’ Society (BISS). The campaign was launched by Alina Jenkins, former weather presenter at South Today. The ferry company’s support includes giant graphics on the bow of the Red Eagle.The Great Mince Pie Party gets underway today on board the Red Eagle to the Isle of Wight.As well as the bow door graphics, the Red Eagle, which sails between Cowes and Southampton, will feature bunting and balloons in its salon, to create “a wonderful party atmosphere”. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis BISS hope that The Great Mince Pie Party will not only raise funds but also raise awareness of the needs of seafarers during the festive season. “We want people to become aware of this largely invisible group of people, called seafarers, who ply the world’s oceans transporting everything from fairy lights and electronic goods, to oil and gas for our comforts. The simple Mince Pie is symbolic of Christmas and the part the seafarers play in our daily lives,” said Jan Webber, Head of Fundraising.BISS is asking companies, organisations, churches and clubs to take part in The Great Mince Pie Party during December. Guests at a mince pie party can be asked to give a small donation of £1 or £2 to help towards the work of the charity. The charity is offering balloons, bunting and posters to support fundraising parties.Tom Docherty, MD of Red Funnel Ferries said: “We will be giving 10p for every mince pie sold on our three Ferries, five Red Jets and in the cafes in the Terminals during the December period. We hope that our support will encourage others to take up the baton and run their own Mince Pie Party and help seafarers who are separated from their loves ones for weeks if not months at a time.” Howard Lake | 7 December 2006 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.
75 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Tanya Barron, Chief Executive of Plan UK explained:“Holding a Girls Get Together is a simple way to help girls across the world stand up for their rights.“No-one bears the brunt of poverty more than girls. Kept out of school, subjected to violence and denied a voice, millions of girls around the world are robbed of their childhoods and denied the right to reach their full potential.”The charity is offering a fundraising pack to anyone that wants to take part. This includes personalised bunting to boost the party atmosphere. Not surprisingly, Plan UK is encouraging participants in the fundraising events to take a selfie and share it online with the hashtag #girlsgettogether. About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. International children’s charity Plan UK has announced a new fundraising campaign, Girls Get Together. The charity is encouraging women to meet up with their friends for a coffee morning, afternoon tea or even a film night.Those taking part in the social activity would then donate what they would usually spend on a similar event to Plan’s Because I am a Girl campaign. This aims to help some of the poorest girls in the world finish their education, be protected from violence, and by giving them the confidence and skills to stand up for their rights. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Plan UK staff enjoy a girls’ get together. (l-r) (front) Anna, Laura and Laura; (back) Sarah and Aditi. Photo: Plan UK Howard Lake | 6 October 2014 | News Plan UK launches Girls Get Together fundraising campaign Tagged with: Events hashtag selfie Advertisement
Hospital workers held a militant all-night vigil on Aug. 11 outside Interfaith Medical Center in Brooklyn. The hospital — vital to the well-being of the Black and West Indian community of Bedford-Stuyvesant that it serves — is slated to be closed for lack of funds. Members of hospital union 1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East and the New York State Nurses Association are demanding that the state come up with the money needed to keep it and other city hospitals open. At the vigil was the Rev. Herbert Daughtry, a long-time civil rights leader and fighter for the community, who called the threatened closings a public health emergency. As they circled the hospital entrance, the workers chanted “Forward ever, backward never!” and “Save our hospital.” The workers plan to march against Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Aug. 29.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
The ideology of the “Chicago Boys” is facing its moment of truth in Latin America. This week, the Chilean government’s attempt to impose a fare hike for public transportation in the capital resulted in a full-fledged rebellion. Led by high school students, the protesters obtained support and encouragement from the entire working class.The Chicago Boys is a nickname for Chilean economists trained at the University of Chicago in the 1970s. Milton Friedman was the leading professor there. He, his team and the Chicago Boys proposed unfettered capitalism as the model of “development” for Chile, and anywhere else they could impose it.What that really meant was restructuring the Chilean economy to eliminate social programs and whatever might allow some of the wealth produced by the workers to be used for their benefit. It meant privatizing every government sector in order to turn it into a profit center for the rich — including education, health care, public transportation, even the water supply. They would have privatized air if they could have figured out how to charge for the oxygen. It also meant using the state to break or at least weaken workers’ organizations. Since only the working class produces wealth, what that really meant was using the armed state to increase the rate of theft from the workers — i.e., the rate of exploitation. For the Chicago Boys, the pro-fascist military dictatorship in Chile from 1973-90 was their model experiment. The Augusto Pinochet regime had already crushed the workers’ organizations with brutal force. It was a success! The gross national product grew — with all the growth going to a handful of rich capitalists. Even after the Pinochet era ended and governments were once again elected in Chile, this alleged economic success increased unemployment, cut workers’ wages and pillaged the Indigenous population, while leaving many retired workers on the edge of hunger.The current president of Chile, Sebastián Piñera, a favorite of Washington and the International Monetary Fund, proposed a modest increase in subway fares. That turned out to be the straw that broke the camel’s back. High school youth decided to evade the fares and did it massively. Piñera treated them like criminals, calling out the police, declaring a state of emergency, launching tear gas, beating and arresting them. When the young people fought back, some destruction in subway stations brought the city to a near halt.An article from a Chilean progressive, published on rebellion.org on Oct. 21, described the mood: “It is true that despite the inconvenience caused during these days to users — closed doors in the metros, closed stations, police presence at ticket offices, longer journeys — in the street what one can see most is support for young people. This apparent contradiction is simple: For the vast majority of those who use the metro, the protests are not only logical, but legitimate.”The protest turned from one against a fare hike to a general protest against the rampant inequality in Chilean society, an inequality imposed through the ideology of the Chicago Boys, which is really the ideology of unfettered world imperialism. Piñera has rescinded the fare hike — but this may turn out to be too little, too late.When Ecuador’s President Lenin Moreno made a similar attempt, in his case to raise gasoline prices, hundreds of thousands of people, led by the Indigenous population, walked out in a massive general strike. Moreno had to rescind his decree, which had been ordered by the International Monetary Fund. In Argentina, across the Andes mountains from Chile, an Oct. 27 national election is expected to evict the neoliberal Mauricio Macri from the presidency. These struggles are far from won by the masses of people in these South American countries. But, in all of them, the people are saying “enough” to rampant inequality. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this