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  Chile - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Chile's Constitution was approved in a highly irregular national plebiscite in September 1980, under the military government of Augusto Pinochet.
Chile is a strong proponent of pressing ahead on negotiations for a Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) and active in the WTO’s Doha round of negotiations, principally through its membership in the G-20 and Cairns Group.
Chile is a relatively homogenous country and most of its population is of mestizo descent, in varying degrees; the product of the racial mixture between colonial Spanish immigrants and the native Amerindian tribes.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Chile   (6464 words)

 Chile - MSN Encarta
Chile is bounded on the north by Peru, on the east by Bolivia and Argentina, and on the south and west by the Pacific Ocean.
The dominant physical feature of Chile is the Andes Mountains, which extend the entire length of the country, from the Bolivian plateau in the north to the islands of Tierra del Fuego in the south.
Chile lies in a zone of geologic activity and is subject to earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761572974/Chile.html   (907 words)

 Welcome to Chile
Chile is justly famous as the location of Torres del Paine, considered by many to be the finest nature travel destinations in all of South America.
Chile's southern extremity is marked by Cape Horn, a treacherous headland surrounded by almost continuously storm-tossed seas and passable only through the foggy stillness of the Strait of Magellan.
Chile's climate is as diverse as its geography.
www.geographia.com /chile   (467 words)

 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Chile   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Northern Chile, including the recently occupied Peruvian province of Tacna and the Bolivian province of Tarapacá, etc. are arid along the coast, and the soil is alkaline; south of these provinces fertile valleys abound; the timbered southern extremity is cold, and glaciers reach the seashore.
Chile has gold, silver, copper, iron, nitrates, borates and coal; all of these minerals are worked by the people of the country as well as by foreign enterprise.
Chile has, in the southern and central sections, a number of rivers, some of which are partly navigable, at least for smaller craft.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/03660a.htm   (2727 words)

 Chile (08/06)
Chile established a parliamentary democracy in the late 19th century, but degenerated into a system protecting the interests of the ruling oligarchy.
Chile maintains an embassy in the United States at 1732 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20036; tel: 202-785-1746, fax: 202-659-9624, email: embassy@embassyofchile.org.
Chile hosted the Defense Ministerial of the Americas in 2002 and the APEC summit and related meetings in 2004.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/1981.htm   (4925 words)

 Chile Encyclopedia Article @ NaturalResearch.org (Natural Research)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Allende's program included advancement of workers' interests; a thoroughgoing implementation of agrarian reform; the reorganization of the national economy into socialized, mixed, and private sectors; a foreign policy of "international solidarity" and national independence; and a new institutional order (the "people's state" or "poder popular"), including the institution of a unicameral congress.
Chile's congressional elections are governed by a unique binomial system that rewards coalition slates.
Chile controls EasterIsland and Sala-y-Gómez Islands, the easternmost islands of Polynesia, which it incorporated to its territory in 1888, and Robinson Crusoe Island, more than 600 kilometers (375 mi) from the mainland, in the Juan Fernández archipelago.
www.naturalresearch.org /encyclopedia/Chile   (6571 words)

 Human Rights Watch: Publications: Americas : Chile
Chile is unique among Latin American democracies in considering "contempt of authority" to be a crime against state security, meriting up to five years' imprisonment.
Chile has generally been cited as one of the cases of transition to democracy most worthy of study.
When Patricio Aylwin became President of Chile, on March 11, 1990, he had promised to resolve the human rights legacy of over sixteen years of military dictatorship, through a process of exposing the truth about past abuses and seeking justice.
www.hrw.org /hrw/pubweb/Webcat-24.htm   (670 words)

 chile map and map of chile and information page
Attractions: Chile is quite simply a land of incomparable scenery, and worldwide travelers frequently rave about their individual journeys into its unparelled landscapes and fascinating history.
For starters, Chile has more than its share of beaches, coves and inlets for exploring and swimming; uncounted skiing, scuba diving and surfing venues, and some of the planet's most spectacular deep-sea fishing.
Chile defeated Bolivia and Peru in a regional war (1879-1883) for the control of the Atacama Desert areas.
www.worldatlas.com /webimage/countrys/samerica/cl.htm   (1251 words)

 Elections in Chile - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Chile holds nationwide presidential, parliamentary and municipal elections.
Chile has a two-party system, which means that there are two dominant political parties, coalitions in the case of Chile, with extreme difficulty for anybody to achieve electoral success under the banner of any other party.
Chile · Colombia · Ecuador · Guyana · Panama · Paraguay · Peru · Suriname · Trinidad and Tobago · Uruguay · Venezuela
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Elections_in_Chile   (338 words)

At the southern tip of Chile's mainland is Punta Arenas, the southernmost city in the world, and beyond that lies the Strait of Magellan and Tierra del Fuego, an island divided between Chile and Argentina.
Chile was originally under the control of the Incas in the north and the nomadic Araucanos in the south.
In 2004, however, Chile's supreme court stripped him of immunity, and he is expected to face trial for at least some of the abuses that occurred during his 17-year rule.
www.factmonster.com /ipka/A0107407.html   (1109 words)

 Index of Economic Freedom 2006 - Chile
Due to Argentina's unpredictable energy policies, one of Chile's most important problems is a shortage of natural gas, which is imported primarily from Argentina.
Chile's fiscal burden of government score is 0.3 point better this year; however, its government intervention score is 0.5 point worse.
According to the World Bank, Chile's weighted average tariff rate in 2004 was 3.7 percent, up from the 2.9 percent for 2003 reported in the 2005 Index.
www.heritage.org /research/features/index/country.cfm?id=Chile   (1003 words)

 Chile Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
slender chiles measuring 6-8 inches (15-20 cm) long, have a sharp, astringent flavor and are mild to medium hot.
Wrinkled and deep reddish brown, ancho chiles vary in hotness from mild to moderate, and have a slightly bittersweet taste.
This medium heat chile is commonly used in sauces and soups.
www.onecook.com /reference/chile.htm   (395 words)

The visa is valid for multiple entries to Chile and remains valid until the expiration of the passport.
Throughout Chile, but especially in Santiago, care should be exercised when changing lanes or merging because many drivers do not signal lane changes and rarely yield to merging traffic.
Minefields are found in Chile’s northern border with Peru and Bolivia and on the southern border with Argentina in Patagonia.
travel.state.gov /travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_1088.html   (2186 words)

 Chile travel guide - Wikitravel
Chile has borders with Argentina (daily bus from Mendoza), Peru (bus from Arequipa) and Bolivia.
Chile is the worlds 2nd largest producer of salmon, as well as number of other farmed sea products, which include oysters, scallops, mussels, trout, turbot.
Chile has many types of hotels in the cities like Sheraton, Kempinsky, Marriott, Hyatt, Holiday Inn, etc. and a lot of hostels and little hotels of varying qualities.
wikitravel.org /en/Chile   (1892 words)

 Kayaking Chile Kayak Futaleufu Whitewater Trips in Patagonia
We are now entering our twenty first consecutive “Kayak Chile” season and we invite you to come down and explore this magical river valley and discover why it is considered one of the most sought after whitewater kayaking destinations in the world.
Kayak Chile guests eat together and camp together but break up into skill groups during the day that best match their paddling ability.
Chile Sea Kayaking in Patagonia from the Andes to the Ocean.
www.exchile.com /kayakchile.html   (1397 words)

 Chile Tours and Cruise Reservations and Descriptions for Chile and Patagnia
Chile Tours is your best location for the most diverse selection tours of Chile at the best prices available.
Northern Chile's monumental landscape is represented by the Atacama Desert, the driest on the planet.
While in the northern hemisphere ski slopes are melting, Chile's world class ski areas, Valle Nevado, Portillo, Farrelones, El Colorado, and Chillan are ready to challenge the expert skier or teach the novice.
www.chile-tours.com   (1199 words)

 Chile - Country Profile - Destination Chile
Destination Chile, a virtual travel guide to the long coastal strip between the Andes mountains and the Pacific Ocean.
Embassy of Chile in the U.S. Washington D.C. Diplomatic Missions of Chile Abroad
Discover Chile: the Andes, Atacama desert, volcanoes and lakes, Santiago, Valparaíso, Farellones/El Colorado, island of Chiloé, Valle del Encanto, Parque Nacional Lauca, Patagonia, Torres del Paine National Park, Easter Island, Isla de Pascua, Rapa Nui, Juan Fernández archipelago.
www.nationsonline.org /oneworld/chile.htm   (817 words)

 Chile Rafting Chile Kayaking Whitewater Rafting Patagonia River Vacations
He was so was awed by its beauty, challenge and playfulness he decided he would live here in Patagonia, Chile.
Chile, is married and with a young daughter.
Selected Expediciones Chile as the top trip in South America and one of the few in the world that win you lifelong Bragging Rights.
www.exchile.com   (341 words)

Lawton Chiles - Lawton Chiles Age: 68 respected Democratic politician who was serving his second term as governor...
Chilly to Chile: every nation is eager for a trade pact with Chile - except, it seems, the U.S.(Special Section: Crain's International)...
MBA education in Latin America: the case of Chile.
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0107407.html   (1152 words)

 Chile & Easter Island Travel Information | Lonely Planet Destination Guide
From salty-desert top to glacier-crowded bottom, Chile is a gobsmacking reminder of nature's beauty and power.
This narrow trickle of a country is jammed with enough geysers, mountains, beaches, forests and volcanos to keep adventure nuts slavering for a lifetime.
Disclaimer: We've tried to make the information on this web site as accurate as possible, but it is provided 'as is' and we accept no responsibility for any loss, injury or inconvenience sustained by anyone resulting from this information.
www.lonelyplanet.com /worldguide/destinations/south-america/chile-and-easter-island   (147 words)

 Chile Hotels And Travel Reservations in Chile, South America
This is simply the best source for travel services and information of Chile.
is filled with interesting articles about Chile's touristic destinations, places and activities, lots of pictures, and much more.
Rent a car in your visit to Chile, to experience it to its full extent.
www.gochile.cl   (712 words)

 Spanish Language Schools in Chile. Learn Spanish in Chile.
Chile is a land of extremes, beauty, and mistery.
If you’re a nature lover or enjoy outdoor activities, Chile is a paradise.
The economic growth of the past decades has given Chile first world health and safety conditions and foreigners have little trouble adjusting.
www.studyabroadinternational.com /file/Language_School_Spanish_Chile.html   (639 words)

 Hatch Chile Express - Authentic Hatch Chile or Chili from the farmer
The chile will be picked the same day we ship, sent Federal Express two day air to give you the freshest Hatch Chile in this valley.
If you are planning to make a chile relleno, you will want to order the whole chile.
Chile Regalito, made from piquin peppers, either edible or treated.
www.hatch-chile.com   (554 words)

 Chile   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Chile made great strides in the fight against poverty during the 1990s.
The three democratic governments elected since 1989 devoted increasing shares of public spending to investments in human capital and social protection, making a concerted effort to increase equity.
Sustaining high levels of growth is the main challenge faced by Chile in the decade ahead.
web.worldbank.org /WBSITE/EXTERNAL/COUNTRIES/LACEXT/CHILEEXTN/0,,menuPK:325279~pagePK:141159~piPK:141110~theSitePK:325273,00.html   (225 words)

 Chile Travel Com your portal to Chile; Destinations, Transportation, Accommodation and Activities.
Chile Travel Com your portal to Chile; Destinations, Transportation, Accommodation and Activities.
One of the best known hotels in Chile due to the fact that it is a favorite among visiting politicians and popstars alike.
Chile provides some world class skiing opportunities as illustrated by the fact that the Austrian as well as American national ski teams regularly use our slopes for their summer training.
www.chile-travel.com   (760 words)

 U.S. Regime Change, Torture, and Murder in Chile   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Chileans have not forgotten — and are still angry about — the U.S. government’s role in bringing about “regime change” in Chile in 1973.
ousting their democratically elected president because he was a socialist and replacing him with a brutal military dictator, Augusto Pinochet, who ended up ruling Chile for almost two decades, until 1990.
What mattered to U.S. officials was not democracy in Chile but rather the same thing that matters to them today in Iraq — the installation of a ruler, brutal or benevolent, democratically elected or not, who was friendly to the U.S. government.
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