Accession Number : ADA516492
Title : Chile: Political and Economic Conditions and U.S. Relations
Descriptive Note : Congressional rept.
Corporate Author : LIBRARY OF CONGRESS WASHINGTON DC CONGRESSIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE
Personal Author(s) : Meyer, Peter J
Report Date : 02 Mar 2010
Pagination or Media Count : 22
Abstract : Following a violent coup against democratically elected Marxist President Salvador Allende in 1973, Chile experienced 17 years of military rule under General Augusto Pinochet before reestablishing democratic rule in 1990. A center-left coalition of parties known as the Concertacion's has governed Chile over the two decades since the end of the dictatorship. In addition to addressing human rights violations from the Pinochet era, the coalition has enacted a number of constitutional changes designed to strengthen civilian democracy. Chile has made significant economic progress under the Concertacion's free market economic policies and moderate social programs, which have produced notable economic growth and considerable reductions in poverty.
Descriptors : *CHILE , *ECONOMICS , *POLITICAL SCIENCE , GROWTH(GENERAL) , DEMOCRACY , MILITARY GOVERNMENT , ADDRESSING , MARKETING , POLICIES , HUMANS
Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE