In sum total Chile seems luckier in her social change than that of Ethiopia.
Thus Chronology of Asymmetric dates between Chile and Ethiopia in social development.
Ethiopian people toppled the imperial regime of the Negus
Gen. Augusto Pinochet declared himself a president
Chile regained its democracy; Pinochet transferred power to a democratically elected president
Ethiopia was taken over by an irredentist dictatorial regime
Thousands of Chileans took to the streets of the capital, Santiago, against the planned construction of a hydroelectric dam in Patagonia.
The Chilean dam e protest was mostly peaceful but ended in clashes with police that left several people arrested.
Hydro Aysén project includes Endesa Chile and Colbún-plans to build five power plants in the Chilean Patagonia. Critics say they have a disastrous effect on the environment and the destruction of 6,000 hectares of forest.
Last Friday held a similar protest which brought 30,000 people. In recent weeks there have been demonstrations against the dam almost daily
The Ethiopian Pinochet Melee Zenawie lunched a Millennium Hydropower plant, the biggest hydropower plant in Africa yet.
The dam, which will be constructed on Nile River some 40Km from the Sudanese boarder, is expected to be completed in four years time. The Grand Millennium Dam will be the largest artificial lake with a capacity of holding 63 billion cubic meter of water, twice the size of the largest natural lake in the country – Lake Tana. By the time the death dam will be filled with water the Nile will not be following to down river basin countries like Sudan and Egypt. Egypt depends solely for her water from the Nile waters. Such drastic move will drain the Lake Tana the artificial lake and dry the Nile definitively.
Chileans Dam Protest