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To accomplish our mission making the most responsible and effective use of the resources that the Lord provides, by producing and distributing radio broadcasts, financially supporting national missionaries, providing Christian literature, and employing any other means that will bring honor to the Lord Jesus Christ.

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We make lives and the environment better through science, human-centered design, and innovation.

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The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is the global humanitarian organization of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Through an international network, ADRA delivers relief and development assistance to individuals in more than 130 countries—regardless of their ethnicity, political affiliation, or religious association. By partnering with communities, organizations, and governments, ADRA ...See More is able to improve the quality of life of millions through 9 impact areas. Show Less

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Modeled on Vietnam Vets Against the War, LEAP brings unquestionable credibility and first hand experience to its critique of our drug policies to wide audiences. Find out why Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow said, "Law Enforcement Against Prohibition is a singular organization whose credibility and experience provide ...See More one of the strongest voices against the War on Drugs anywhere in the world." Show Less
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Between the years 1985 and 1995, Chile lost almost 2 million hectares of native forest.1 Temporary shelter construction after natural disasters have had unintended consequences on the environment. When vegetation and forests were cleared to construct makeshift housing, they were never replaced, and the result was a marked increase in erosion and flooding, which lowers the quality of life for residents.2 Debris from disasters created problems with waste disposal, as there were no efficient recycling program put in place.3 Furthermore, climate change could potentially threatened Chileâ's water security in the future.4

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1 http://wwf.panda.org/who_we_are/wwf_offices/chile/environmental_problems_chile/
2http://green-recovery.org/multimedia/photos-from-the-field/chile/chile-key-environmental-issues
3 Ibid
4 http://santiagotimes.cl/ipcc-report-climate-change-threatens-chiles-water-security/
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Chile News

ESPN FC (blog) 
It was thoroughly unconvincing and not really deserved, but Argentina's 1-0 win over Chile on Thursday was a result of massive importance. Come the end of the World Cup qualifying campaign it could mark the difference between a place in Russia and ... See more..
ESPN FC (blog) 
Arsenal fans have poked fun at Alexis Sanchez's latest temper tantrum by saying he could be ready to switch national teams. See more..
MarketWatch 
Workers at BHP Billiton Ltd.'s majority-owned Minera Escondida mine in Chile will end a strike at the world's biggest copper operation this weekend, a union leader said Thursday. Patricio del Rosario, the president of Escondida's largest union, Union No. See more..
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Financial Times 
Chile's Supreme Court has sentenced 33 former intelligence agents for the abduction, torture and murder of five political activists during General Augusto ... See more..
Aljazeera.com (blog) 
Chances are if you are eating salmon in Japan, the United States, Spain or Brazil, it comes from Chile, the second largest global producer of one the world's most popular fish. But in Chile, the industry has become synonymous with the massive use of ... See more..
FIFA.com 
The day's other four matches were all nerve-ridden, hard-fought encounters, with Argentina, Colombia and Paraguay winning by the narrowest of margins and Ecuador and Chile seeing their prospects take a hit. The two-time reigning Copa America ... See more..
Daily Mail 
This is the moment tourists flocked to see a dead whale - despite warnings a huge swelling coming out of its head could explode at any moment. The giant carcass was discovered washed up on a beach in Pelluhue, in the central Chilean region of Maule. See more..
AMN Al-Masdar News (registration) 
BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:35 A.M.) – Bolivian President Evo Morales has again made calls for negotiations between his country and Chile over the disputed Calama region. The disputed Calama region in north eastern Chile once belonged to Bolivia before ... See more..
Futurism 
Prompted by the 10 million acre gift of Parque Pumalín, the Chilean government has announced a massive conservation campaign. President Michelle Bachelet ... See more..
The Tribune 
TheTribune: BUENOS AIRES:Lionel Messi converted a penalty as Argentina laboured to a 1-0 win over Chile in a World Cup qualifier on Thursday that put them ... See more..
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Geography

Southern South America, bordering the South Pacific Ocean, between Argentina and Peru
Area

Total 756,102 sq km
Land 743,812 sq km
Water 12,290 sq km

***NOTE*** includes Easter Island (Isla de Pascua) and Isla Sala y Gomez
Climate

temperate; desert in north; Mediterranean in central region; cool and damp in south ;
Natural Resources

copper, timber, iron ore, nitrates, precious metals, molybdenum, hydropower ;
Natural Hazards

severe earthquakes; active volcanism; tsunamis

volcanism: significant volcanic activity due to more than three-dozen active volcanoes along the Andes Mountains; Lascar (elev. 5,592 m), which last erupted in 2007, is the most active volcano in the northern Chilean Andes; Llaima (elev. 3,125 m) in central Chile, which last erupted in 2009, is another of the country's most active; Chaiten's 2008 eruption forced major evacuations; other notable historically active volcanoes include Cerro Hudson, Copahue, Guallatiri, Llullaillaco, Nevados de Chillan, Puyehue, San Pedro, and Villarrica significant volcanic activity due to more than three-dozen active volcanoes along the Andes Mountains; Lascar (elev. 5,592 m), which last erupted in 2007, is the most active volcano in the northern Chilean Andes; Llaima (elev. 3,125 m) in central Chile, which last erupted in 2009, is another of the country's most active; Chaiten's 2008 eruption forced major evacuations; other notable historically active volcanoes include Cerro Hudson, Copahue, Guallatiri, Llullaillaco, Nevados de Chillan, Puyehue, San Pedro, and Villarrica ;
Current Environmental Issues

widespread deforestation and mining threaten natural resources; air pollution from industrial and vehicle emissions; water pollution from raw sewage ;

Demographics

Nationality
Chilean
Population
17,216,945 (July 2013 est.)
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Finances

Chile has a market-oriented economy characterized by a high level of foreign trade and a reputation for strong financial institutions and sound policy that have given it the strongest sovereign bond rating in South America. Exports account for approximately one-third of GDP, with commodities making up some three-quarters of total exports. Copper alone provides 19% of government revenue. From 2003 through 2012, real growth averaged almost 5% per year, despite the slight contraction in 2009 that resulted from the global financial crisis. Chile deepened its longstanding commitment to trade liberalization with the signing of a free trade agreement with the ...See More US, which took effect on 1 January 2004. Chile has 22 trade agreements covering 60 countries including agreements with the European Union, Mercosur, China, India, South Korea, and Mexico. Chile has joined the United States and nine other countries in negotiating the Trans-Pacific-Partnership trade agreement. In 2012, foreign direct investment inflows reached $28.2 billion, an increase of 63% over the previous record set in 2011. The Chilean Government has generally followed a countercyclical fiscal policy, accumulating surpluses in sovereign wealth funds during periods of high copper prices and economic growth, and generally allowing deficit spending only during periods of low copper prices and growth. As of 31 December 2012, those sovereign wealth funds - kept mostly outside the country and separate from Central Bank reserves - amounted to more than $20.9 billion. Chile used these funds to finance fiscal stimulus packages during the 2009 economic downturn. In May 2010 Chile signed the OECD Convention, becoming the first South American country to join the OECD. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$325.8 billion (2012 est.); $308.9 billion (2011 est.); $291.7 billion (2010 est.)
Gross National Saving

21.4% of GDP (2012 est.); 22.2% of GDP (2011 est.); 23.9% of GDP (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

grapes, apples, pears, onions, wheat, corn, oats, peaches, garlic, asparagus, beans; beef, poultry, wool; fish; timber
Industries

copper, lithium, other minerals, foodstuffs, fish processing, iron and steel, wood and wood products, transport equipment, cement, textiles