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News Summary: Chile wants focus on brighter side

  • Article by: The Associated Press
  • Associated Press
  • January 25, 2013 - 11:28 AM

SHINY SURFACE: Leaders at this weekend's economic summit will likely see only one side of Chile — the upscale country with five-star hotels in a sparkling financial district nicknamed "Sanhattan," far from Santiago's slums.

COPPER TONE: The world's top copper producer is seen as probably the best managed economy in Latin America because of its strong growth and policies that make it an investor's paradise.

DICTATOR'S LEGACY: Critics say policies launched under former dictator Augusto Pinochet are still blocking urgent social reform and fostering inequality. Slum dwellers have a perfect view of elegant mansions, soaring skyscrapers and luxury car dealerships.

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