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Chile

Chile

Chile is tucked between the Pacific Ocean and the Andes mountains and offers an eclectic environment that is alive with European and indigenous influences. Ninety percent of Chileans are Roman Catholic, though native traditions also have a thriving presence.

In 1973 the Chilean government of President Allende was overtaken by a military coup led by General Pinochet. Though Pinochet's dictatorship ended in 1990, the country remains a delicate democracy with the majority of the wealth in the hands of a few.