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Argentina and Chile revolution

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Argentina Argentina has had many crises' with debt, and they also have had a government facing unpopularity in the streets. Mexico's economy has grown very closely tied to the United States' economy, Argentina's culture has been greatly affected by its immigrant population, mostly European. Their influence contributed to the demise of pre-Columbian cultures, resulting in the lack of a dominant indigenous population. The European immigrant groups each adopted different roles. Leopoldo Galtieri, had graduated as an officer in 1949 from the United States' School of the Americas in Panama. The former Argentine dictator Leopoldo Galtieri, who in 1982 led his country into a war with Britain over the Falkland Islands, died aged 76, had any sense of wonder, it must have come into play. ...read more.


He must have thought he had saved the military project and assured his place in history. The Dirty War, from 1976-1983, was a seven-year campaign by the Argentine government against suspected dissidents. Many people, both opponents of the government as well as innocent people were disappeared in the middle of the night. They were taken to secret government detention centres where they were tortured and eventually killed. These people are known as "los desaparecidos" or "the disappeared." The Argentine economic crisis was part of the situation that affected Argentina's economy during the late 1990s and early 2000's. Chile Chile was seen as the model for economic growth for all its neighbours, with important industries such as copper, wood, transport equipmentetc. ...read more.


Salvador Allende's attempts to radically change the structure and direction of the country brought about a second political crisis however, and in 1973 a right-wing government under General Augusto Pinochet Ugarte seized power with assistance from the United States Central Intelligence Agency. Salvador Allende was killed in the coup d'�tat, and Pinochet's government maintained power for the next decade and a half, frequently resorting to terror in order to suffocate discontent. The coup was led by a four-man junta headed by Army Chief of Staff Augusto Pinochet In 1990, having failed in his bid to gain popular ratification for his rule, Pinochet handed over the presidency to the rightfully- elected Patricio Aylwin Azocar. Chile's political climate has since remained stable, although there is still considerable tension between the military and the government concerning the human rights violations of the Pinochet. ...read more.

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