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Chile Introduction - 2004
SOURCE: 2004 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK
A three-year-old Marxist 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. Sound economic policies, maintained consistently since the 1980s, have contributed to steady growth and have helped secure the country's commitment to democratic and representative government. Chile has increasingly assumed regional and international leadership roles befitting its status as a stable, democratic nation.
NOTE: The information regarding Chile on this page is re-published from the 2004 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Chile Introduction 2004 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Chile Introduction 2004 should be addressed to the CIA.