Chile’s pension system, model of privatization for many, crumbles

Luis Montero, 69, a protester whose monthly pension is approximately 150 dollars (about 100,400 Chilean pesos), participated in the march. Like many, Montero has worked mainly in informal jobs without a contract, with income too low to save for retirement. He still does maintenance work in a school so that…

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The Government extends the remand permanent prison in five more crimes

The Government introduces five new cases in the remand permanent prison: murder with obstruction of the recovery of the corpse, murder after kidnapping, serial rapes, rape of a minor after depriving him of liberty or torturing him and deaths in fires, damage to critical infrastructures or release of nuclear energy…

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The ‘switch’ of Alzheimer’s can be activated at 40 years

A team of scientists at the University of Southern California (USA) has discovered, in a study with mice, a process that precedes the accumulation of toxic proteins in the brain, a hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease. Experts reveal how damage to cells called pericytes can trigger white matter disease, which is…

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Open a pension plan? 90% is less profitable than Spanish debt

Government attempts to increase the brightness of pension plans contrast with their results. At least, in a generalized way, since the average profitability of these products during the last 15 years is 3% per annum, against 8.2% yields on the part of the Ibex 35 and of 4.6% of Spanish…

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30 years of the best night of mates in history

It was one of those nights that stayed etched in the memory of that generation that got used to going to bed late on Fridays even if they had not left home. The Near the Stars program was bringing the NBA to the homes of sports fans for the first…

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The heirs of Gramsci, Black Mirror and OT

The left is fighting against old ghosts within the cultural limits that the new monsters, much more powerful and dangerous than those of yesteryear, establish as common sense of time. – One has the feeling that the ones called themselves “progressive forces”. “They are more like Don Quixote drawn by…

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