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  • Democracy In Chile

    Court would have to rule whether the amendment was constitutional or not. When Chile was transitioning to democracy there were fourteen justices out of the sixteen who were appointed during the regime (Huneeus 2007, 439). The nine designated senators that were appointed was also pro Pinochet. Their presence would ensure that Pinochet would continue to be supported in the legislature. These impediments limited the party coalitions’ responsiveness and ability to enact legislation that would benefit the people (Posner 1999, 59). The binomial electoral system also encourages a lack of representation over candidate selection. Candidates for office are chosen by the elites after intensive negotiations within the party coalitions. “The selection of…

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  • Atacama In Chile

    Extended along the western coast of South America sits Chile, a country placed between the world’s deepest ocean, the Pacific, and the longest mountain chain, the Andes. This geographic predicament has left Chile vulnerable to devastating earthquakes due to the tectonic instability of the region. In addition to an unstable natural environment, societal and political instability have also plagued Chile’s past including the incident of a violent coup overthrowing the Marxist government in 1973.…

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  • Plebiscite In Chile

    the spectrum. After Salvador Allende, who was democratically elected by the Chilean people, was over thrown by Agusto Pinochet due to poor economic reform and a spike in inflation, the state of Chile efficiently turned around the economy because of neo-liberal economic policy enforced by not a democratic government but an authoritarian state. Pinochet’s powers associated with being a dictator allowed him to foster a growing economy due to the absence of obstacles proposed by democratic…

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  • Neoliberalism In Chile Case Study

    In Chile, like Argentina, the country used ISI before the military take over in 1973. The election of Allende in 1970 began a shift towards political and economic socialism in the country without the support of the people. Some of his reforms concerned land distribution, the nationalization of industry and the expansion of social welfare. The Pinochet dictatorship did not implement neoliberal reforms until the late 1970s even as the country was experiencing hardship due to a decrease in oil…

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  • Chile: A Perfect Dictatorship

    nothing is without flaws. On the contrary, some may argue that perfection is a scarce form of existence that only few entities attain. In the case of Chile, perfection existed in one of the most unexpected forms; Augusto Pinochet’s dictatorship. A perfect dictatorship is a dictatorship that functions as one, but allows the countries citizens to believe that they have a say politically (elections). It allows for the people to believe that the dictator has the bests interests of the people and…

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  • Socialism In Chile Case Study

    economic freedom directly affects economic growth positively. An example is in 1970 and the years following, Chile recorded one of the lowest scores in economic freedom and in return they had a suffering economy. But later the economy started experiencing major growth from the 1980’s, which exhibited an increase in economic growth of 7.2% compared to other countries in South America. (De Haan et al…

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  • The Education System In Chile

    The poster child of Latin American countries, when it comes to the Millennium Development Goals, Chile, which seemed to have surpassed all eight goals before the goals were popular in 2000. Chile looks great on paper and excels in many areas like the global partnership, eradicating poverty, and gender equality. A brief look at Chile’s rich history paints a picture like a roller coaster full of ups and downs economically, socially and institutionally. This article will look to examine each of the…

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  • Chile And The Inter-American Cold War Analysis

    Over the span of two hours “the palace was hit by at least eight bombs…the resistance within the palace exchanged fire with [Pinochet’s military]” and battle ensued, “yet these efforts were in vain.” By 2:00 PM that day, Pinochet and his men stormed the palace, only to find Allende dead. Following the coup d’état, Augusto named himself president of the Government Junta of Chile, thus establishing a military dictatorship in Chile. While Chile’s new dictatorship had occurred in favor of the…

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  • Latin American Education System

    According to Marx, industrial capitalism compels all nations and individuals to adopt the bourgeoisie mode of production (Lauder et al, 2006). By continuing their pro-market reforms and keeping teachers overworked and underpaid, the Chilean government is delegitimizing the role of education and treating it as a commodity to be sold and bartered in a capitalist market. While the government is trying to take steps to improve educational access and outcomes (e.g. promising free education), these…

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  • Guaman Poma De Ayala

    resource changes in their society. 5)HAPPY CAPTIVITY by FRANCISCO NUÑEZ DE PINEDA Y BASCUÑAN Francisco Uñes de Pineda was a soldier born around 1607 on the southern frontier of Chile. When Nuñes was captured he was only twenty-two years old he was captured by the Mapuches and held captive for seven months. In the year 1673 he wrote a book an Entitled it happy captivity, a book not published until the year 1863.His closest companions among the Terupillan sons were two, about ten to…

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