September 17, 2012

Education ...

In Chile, education has been an issue in the recent months, even when the biggest manifestations were the last year. And that is because the problems are still right there, at the home of each citizen that suffers the effects of a bad educational system.

But the problem is not as simple as some people try to show it. The chilean educational system is a reflex of our society; each school is like a guetto of a particular social stratus . The main tool of social mobility is not doing its job, and in fact, it is creating a vicious circle where the poor people continues being poor, the middle class continues living with too much debt, and riches are getting richer every day. Maybe this sounds familiar to you, because we recently realized that is a issue in other countries of the develop(ing/ed) world.

But the worst thing is that the politicians do not have any intention to fix the problems, and worse, they try to maintain the establishment, the status quo.  All of them have interest, have businesses and intend to explain the unexplainable and justify the unjustifiable. 

I think we can do it better, we could be a better country, more competitive, etc. but we cannot, just for a few powered people. That's sad, but I still believe in a future with more opportunities for my son and the next generation.

August 12, 2012


Hello everybody!

This is a blog about different issues related with Chile and Santiago, the place where I actually live.

There is some Chilean expression that says "Santiago is Chile", but, Is that true? If you do not know nothing about this country, I have to tell you that Chile is a long and narrow country in South America. Sometimes internationals newspapers talk about us like a country in process of development, but I think we still have a long way to go to deserve to be called "developed".

I'm really sorry about my underdeveloped English, but every day I am trying to improve it.

Finally, all I have to say about me is I am an electrical engineer from University of Chile, maybe the most prestigious educational center in this land. But it does not care. My professional interests are energy, power system, electricity markets, programming, technology, etc, but I like having an opinion about all the contingencies subjects.

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