AMERICA/CHILE - The Bishop of Aysen condemns the economic system in Chile: poor pensions and fishermen out of work

Thursday, 22 September 2016 poverty   politics   bishops  

Aysen (Agenzia Fides) - "The caravels that arrived just over 500 years ago in Latin America, now have new structures: an extreme economic wealth system that produces poverty factories" said His Exc. Mgr. Luigi Infanti della Mora, O.S.M. Apostolic Vicar of Aysen on September 18, after the celebration of the Te Deum for the 206 years of the independence of Chile.
Mgr. Infanti della Mora, recalled the painful and troubled history of the population engaged in building a better Country, while stressing that the current situation is not ideal: "We live in a system that passes laws that favor 1,700 people who earn more than a billion pesos a month, condemning many older people to a miserable retirement after a lifetime of work and sacrifice, making old age a synonym of impoverishment".
"We live in a system that condemns children and young people in our schools, the sick in our hospitals, to eat tuna and mackerel in cans, when in Chile, especially in Patagonia, there is fresh and abundant fish in our seas and rivers, depriving also many fishermen and their families of decent work". (CE) (Agenzia Fides, 22/09/2016)