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Tue Oct 15, 2019, 04:26 PM

Public-private initiative creates Chile's first water fund

Published: Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Environmental group the Nature Conservancy has established Chile's first water fund, for Santiago's Metropolitan region.

The Santiago water fund counts with the cooperation of the regional government, local water utility Aguas Andinas, Nestlé, Anglo American and other NGO’s. It will create and finance solutions like infrastructure works and legislative changes to prevent shortages, the regional governor’s office said in a press release.

“We have created a public-private partnership with NGO’s, with scientists and international organizations, to find these solutions,” Metropolitan region governor Karla Rubilar said on Tuesday.

Public works minister Alfredo Moreno (pictured) told BNamericas that, aside from the water fund, the government has created working groups focusing on the six regions for which an agricultural emergency has been declared in response to the current drought.


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Chile's President Sebastián Piñera appears to be determined to maneuver Chile into privatizing its water, exactly as anyone would suspect for a supporter of the Nixon-supported torturer/murderer General Augusto Pinochet.

Earlier article:

Chile president-elect reveals hardline cabinet with ties to Pinochet
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Conservatives to join Sebastian Piñera, who campaigned as centrist
New interior minister was vocal supporter of Pinochet’s dictatorship

Piotr Kozak in Santiago

Tue 23 Jan 2018 18.20 EST

Chile’s president-elect, the billionaire businessman Sebastian Piñera, has unveiled a new hardline cabinet, including prominent conservative figures and some politicians once closely aligned with the Pinochet dictatorship.

The new interior minister, Andrés Chadwick, was a vocal supporter of Augusto Pinochet during his 1973-1990 regime, which named him president of the Catholic University Students Federation.

Chadwick and the new justice minister, Hernán Larraín, were also supporters and defenders of the secretive German enclave Colonia Dignidad, which was established by the fugitive Nazi officer and paedophile Paul Shäfer in the early 60s. It later emerged that the enclave was used by security officials to torture and murder opponents of the regime.

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Piñera’s victory in December’s runoff ended eight years of government by a centre-left coalition under Michelle Bachelet (two non-consecutive four-year terms), and marked the latest in a string of electoral gains for the right in Latin America.


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Farmer-Rick Oct 2019 #1

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Tue Oct 15, 2019, 04:48 PM

1. According to several published papers in peer reviewed journals

Public private NGOs are inefficient, ineffective and scim money off to commercial businesses leaving behind unsolved problems and a mess of useless management positions with little authority or power.


They are more facade then functional. Just check out the Jamaican coral reef public private NGO failure.

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