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    Chile

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    Chile is positioned in the western and southern hemispheres. On the southwestern coast of South America, and bordered by Argentina, Bolivia and Peru and by the Pacific Ocean. Peru on the Northern border, Argentina bordering all of east Chile, and Bolivia in the NE. The Andes Mountains is among the world's longest mountain ranges, spreading across Colombia, Ecuador, Perú, Bolivia, Argentina and Chile. The Chilean Coastal Range is a mountain range that runs from north to south along the Pacific coast of South America There are many important rivers in Chile such as the Loa, the Maipo, Maule, y Biobío, which are vital for the irrigation waters and hydroelectric power they provide. The Loa river is a U-shaped river in the northern region. It’s…

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    Democracy In Chile

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    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…

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    Atacama In Chile

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    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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    Santiago, Chile

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    SANTIAGO, Chile — From my home here, I look up at the immense mountain range of the Andes and my spirits are lifted. Since my childhood, these mountains have bestowed on me a sense of security and permanence sadly absent from my life, but in these troubling times, they afford me something else: an intimation of hope. Because, exactly 200 years ago, on Feb. 12, 1817, a group of men crossed these very Andes, impenetrable, colossal, majestic, in an extraordinary journey that was to liberate Chile…

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    Plebiscite In Chile

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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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