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    Posted November 11, 2013 by
    Ulman
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    Santiago, Chile
    Related to: Change the List: income inequality
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    'Cross the gap' on income inequality

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    Still Bridges to cross......

     

    The Mapocho River divides Chile's capital Santiago in two.

     

    To the "left", the lower socio-economic and to the "right" the high(er) income families.
    The ones who live on the "right" rarely or never crosses the bridge.
    The ones on "left" tend to have (very) low-income jobs and often works as i.e. maids for the ones on the "right" side...
    Sometimes, when I am on the "left side", taxi-drivers refuse to drive to the other side.
    There is still a lot of resentment and no dialogue between the two sides.
    For example, during the Pinochet period the "left" side had a curfew. The "right" didn't...
    To this day some people who live on the "left" have never crossed that bridge. I mean, literally never crossed it !
    However, their children are going in droves to university, crossing that bridge and they are part of a New Generation and a force to contend with.
    The people on the "right" still don't get it....
    I live on the right.

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