Talk:Chile

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Rapa Nui[edit]

A special territory of Chile that was annexed in 1888, Easter Island is famous for its 887 extant monumental statues, called moai (play /ˈmoʊ.aɪ/), created by the early Rapanui people. It is a World Heritage Site (as determined by UNESCO) with much of the island protected within Rapa Nui National Park. In recent times the island has served as a cautionary tale about the cultural and environmental dangers of overexploitation. Ethnographers and archaeologists also blame diseases carried by European colonizers and slave raiding[4] of the 1860s for devastating the local peoples.

Easter Island is claimed to be "the most remote inhabited island in the world"

Easter Island shares with Juan Fernández Islands the sui generis constitutional status of "special territory" of Chile, granted in 2007. As of that time a special charter for the island was under discussion: therefore it continued to be considered a province of the Valparaíso Region and containing a single commune (comuna). This is unique in Chile, since all other provinces consist of more than one commune. Both the province and the commune are called Isla de Pascua and encompass the whole island and its surrounding islets and rocks, plus Isla Salas y Gómez, some 380 km (236 mi) to the east.

See also: list of islands of Chile Provinces of Chile

Note - The Chile Article does not have any live links to the Easter Island article. If a section to Chile is not added for Easter Island then at least the references should be made as active links to the Wiki article.

Edit Request: Update on Free Trade Agreements[edit]

I am preparing a case study on Chile and the Free Trade Agreements of Chile look like out-dated.

For example, in 2011, there is a new Free Trade Agreement between the Republic of Turkey and the Republic of Chile which was signed on 14 July 2009 in Santiago and entered into force on 1 March 2011.

http://www.economy.gov.tr/index.cfm?sayfa=tradeagreements&bolum=fta&country=CL&region=0

Ethnic Composition of Chile[edit]

Article has been restated on the ethnic composition of chile, since the current edition lacks neutrality, by the mention of a single study, when this quite accepted the difficulty of reliable and definitive figures confirm.

For these reasons we have integrated the various studies on the subject and has given greater visibility to the fact the difficulty in finding figures on the subject.

Please, before reversing this edition, discuss your arguments this space, especially the user inhakito, that arbitrarily reversed editions constantly causing serious damage to the item that many users try to improve. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Alex12345yuri (talkcontribs) 22:10, 31 October 2013‎ (UTC)

Right wing?[edit]

"In the 1960s and 1970s the country experienced severe left-right political polarization and turmoil. This development culminated with the 1973 Chilean coup d'état that overthrew Salvador Allende's democratically elected left-wing government and instituted a 16-year-long right-wing military dictatorship that left more than 3,000 people dead or missing." I can't find any support in the BBC article that the military dictatorship was "right wing". I can't find any source stating that or explaining in which way the dictatorship was "right wing" in the wiki article about the dictatorship either. Perhaps this statement is POV? 84.55.74.120 (talk) 08:29, 16 April 2017 (UTC)


This regime was only purely "right wing" in it's economic policy, one example is the privatization of the banking sector. The actually system of government was fascist, which is only one part of the right wing government ideology and not the majority. Most consider "right wing" government ideology to be mostly libertarian, as the American founding fathers were. I would call the regime, fascist, with conservative economic policy. Also can we please add that while that regime killed many political opponents it lead to the inflation rate and economy recovering dramatically from years of socialism.[1] 2602:304:CCC3:FA00:F0A0:A074:942A:1CB (talk) 01:51, 19 May 2017 (UTC) Big Baba

Edit requests[edit]

  • "However, the Catholic Church enjoys a privileged status and occasionally receives preferential treatment"
Citation has been requested for this sentence more than three years ago. If no one has been able to come up with good sources for such a strongly POV statement within three years, it really should go.
  • Due to the geography of Chile dissimilar cultural expressions vary markedly in different parts of the country.
Citation has also been requested here, but to be honest, this sentence sounds like sheer nonsense to me. "Dissimilar cultural expressions vary markedly"? What else are "dissimilar cultural expressions" supposed to do but vary?
Since this is the only sentence in that whole subsection "Identity and traditions", I would suggest throwing out that whole subsection until someone can come up with well sourced and comprehensible content.
  • There is a lot of unsourced content in the Tourism section which makes it sound very promotional. For instance "ski resorts of international repute", "the most important musical event in Latin America", "widely known as South America's best surfing spot"
  • "Chilean education is segregated by wealth in a three-tiered system — the quality of the schools reflect socioeconomic backgrounds"
This may or may not be true, but it is a strongly POV statement that absolutely needs to be well sourced.
  • The section "Health care" is completely unsourced.
  • The section "Mythology" should be rewritten or thrown out. A sentence that is basically saying "Chilean mythology is the mythology of Chile" really is unworthy of an encyclopedia.
  • The first sentence of the section "Cultural heritage" is difficult to understand and sounds more like an attempt at a general definition of the term "cultural heritage".
  • "and have the worse education results"
It would be great if someone with good knowledge of the English language, grammar, and punctuation could go over the whole article.

--93.212.233.204 (talk) 16:15, 3 May 2017 (UTC)

  1. ^ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Military_dictatorship_of_Chile_(1973%E2%80%9390)