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Chile

Population:16601707 (July 2010 est.)    Capital:Santiago     Official URL:http://www.gobiernodechile.cl/index/index.asp
About: A three-year-old democratically elected socialist government was overthrown in 1973 by a dictatorial military regime led by Augusto PINOCHET, who ruled until a freely elected president was... read more A three-year-old democratically elected socialist government was overthrown in 1973 by a dictatorial military regime led by Augusto PINOCHET, who ruled until a freely elected president was installed in 1990. Neoliberal economic policies, maintained consistently since the 1980s, have contributed to steady growth. Chile has increasingly assumed regional and international leadership roles befitting its status as a stable nation.