The economic history of Chile
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- Some Say Pinochet Wasn't Good for Economy
- By Katherine Ellison, The Miami Herald, 18 March
1998. Following the model of his U.S. patron, Pinochet
experienced the same U.S. economic pattern: textbook economic
growth at great social cost and at expense of long-term
- World Bank inspection panel denies jurisdiction
over IFC in Chilean Bio Bio River claim
- Bank president promises internal investigation, 19 December
1995. Privatization of finance blocks public participation
in projects affecting public interest.
- Crisis Measures Expected to Cost Jobs
- By Gustavo Gonzalez, IPS, 26 September 1998. Belt tightening
due to capitalist world financial crisis is borne by working class.
Mercusur and trade
- Mercosur, Chile, EU Agreements Nearer
- From NAFTA & Inter-American Trade Monitor,
31 May 1996.
- Former envoy urges Chile to reconsider Nafta
Pact should be accepted on its terms: McLarty
- Kevin G. Hall, Journal of Commerce 16 May 1999. Chile
between U.S. overtures re. NAFTA (with Fasttrack blocks to
social protections) and Mercusor (without its tarif requirements).
Struggle over the environment
- Chile, forests, investment and NAFTA
- Jim Jontz, WAFC Report From Washington, 7 April 1997.
Development of a popular environmental movement in
opposition to transnational logging.
- Indians, Environmentalists Vow Rough Water
for Chile Dam
- By Howard LaFranchi, Christian Science Monitor, 21
May 1998. Hydroelectric dam on BioBio River will flood land
of Pehuenche Indians, but decision engages a broad array of
other issues as well.
- Under Chile's Volcanoes, a Blurring of
- By Clifford Krauss, New York Times, 16 May 1999.
The contradiction between economic development and social
wellbeing, due to capitalist globalization, causes shifts
in political alliances.