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as a Goober prepares for a US public offering potential investors will be focusing on its efforts to rebound from a string of scandals ranging from sexual harassment to passenger safety issues but there is a hot market where uber is playing fast and loose and that's Latin America is specially Chile where uber and other ride sharing services remain unregulated meaning they do not have explicit permission from authorities to operate so how does this play out Ashlynn laying in Santiago explains this results in a confusing situation whereby has an office it has billboards in it at what specifically in Chile but technically it remains on regulated this means that around high value destinations like the apple to shopping malls %HESITATION driver's face having that calls confiscated in being fined if that cool by the police the ministry of transport inspectors in Chile %HESITATION the transports two point two million people monthly using its network of eighty five thousand drivers the ride sharing service has some dicey practices for example Hooper directs passengers to pick up points away from law enforcement hot zones and the app has a feature that allows customers to heal only drivers willing to risk getting tickets on the airport run , the we communicate through radios to the cell phones to know how the control is at the airport and we we can leave the passengers without problems and there are other ways of covering up often if you're going to the airport or shopping mall in the new but your driver will ask you to come up with a cover story as to how you know each other you might play football together you might be his girlfriend or you could be the friend of the niece in other words passengers can turn into accomplices in a cat and mouse game between uber and the authorities a proposal to regulate the ride sharing industry first introduced in October two thousand and sixteen is a yet to be voted into law some critics say that still made has been a win for both Hooper and the government the government can show a taxi operates is that it is cracking down on ride sharing ups by issuing fines at the same time making a tidy sum for local municipalities meanwhile over insists it is operating legally in Chile and complies with authorities during routine street checks