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¡buenos dias, Santiago!
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Election day here today, an election for the members of a new Constitutional Council who are to write a new Chilean Constitution to replace Pinochet's 1980 Constition which is still in effect. This will be the second attempt at redrafting the Constitution.

The previous one failed in a national vote last September, would have been one of the most politically-progressive Constitutions around.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Constitut ... il_(Chile)

https://nacla.org/chiles-new-constituti ... ifts-right
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On my bucket list: visiting South America.

Chile and Argentina topping the list.

Please keep the photos coming!
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President Bush wrote: Sun May 07, 2023 12:39 pm Election day here today, an election for the members of a new Constitutional Council who are to write a new Chilean Constitution to replace Pinochet's 1980 Constition which is still in effect. This will be the second attempt at redrafting the Constitution.

The previous one failed in a national vote last September, would have been one of the most politically-progressive Constitutions around.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Constitut ... il_(Chile)

https://nacla.org/chiles-new-constituti ... ifts-right
More complex than I'd realized...

https://english.elpais.com/internationa ... l#?rel=mas

https://english.elpais.com/internationa ... right.html
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grayman wrote: Sun May 07, 2023 12:53 pm On my bucket list: visiting South America.

Chile and Argentina topping the list.

Please keep the photos coming!
so far just walking Santiago, chatting, eating seafood soup and ceviche, flying up to the Atacama tomorrow.
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Damn. Looks good.
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Finally made it to where we'll be for about the next 2 1/2 weeks. Licancabur on the left pretty much right at 20,000 feet.

https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volc%C3%A1n_Licancabur

Outside a little outpost called San Pedro de Atacama, almost right on the Chilean/Bolivian border.

https://blog.nattule.com/en/atacama-desert-volcanoes/

Northwest Argentina isn't far away. There's a shitload of stratovolcanoes in this part of the Andes.

https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/chile- ... livia.html

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"Other-wordly" was the first thing to pop into my mind.

Fascinating place.
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Looking at the links, i'm excited for the prez and FL.
Sounds like you may need some altitude acclimatizing, no?

Great spot for an adventure, you guys.
wish you the best!
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Amazing - it's almost identical to Ruapehu national park, with a conical volcano and a larger one next to it.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Nga ... gariro.jpg
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