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Use the tabs below to find online resources about Chile from governmental and nongovernmental sources. Most of these sources are freely available to the public, but titles followed by a CU symbol are only accessible on campus or via VPN.

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APEC Individual Action Plan - Chile
Report updated annually by each Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Member Economy recording its actions that help realize the APEC goal.

Australian Government - Chile
Country profile, economic and trade information, and foreign relations from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

BBC News Profile - Chile
A guide to history, politics and economic background of countries from BBC News.

CIA World Factbook - Chile
Country profile provides information on country background, geography, people, government, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues.

FAO and Chile
Information on economic and agricultural issues from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). It also has a good selection of maps.

Human Development Report on Chile
Provides quick statistics on human development, economy, labor force, and population from the United Nations Development Programme.

IAEA - Chile
Country factsheet on multilateral and safeguard agreements from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

IEA - Chile
Country information, energy-related statistics, graphs and publications from the International Energy Agency (IEA).

Library of Congress Country Study - Chile
This is a book-length report studying the history, social customs, and politics of the country from early times to the present.

OHCHR - Chile
Country background, treaties, reporting status, calendar of events and publications related to human rights from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner on Human Rights (OHCHR).

UNdata Country Profile - Chile
Provides summary, economic, social, and environmental statistics from the United Nations Statistics Division.

UNESCO Worldwide - Chile
Highlights cooperation between the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and its Member States. United Kingdom's Foreign and Commonwealth Office - Chile
Country profile covering history, politics, economy, human rights, relations with the UK, and travel.

United Nations Statistics Division: Environment Snapshot - Chile
Country snapshots offer national environment statistics.

U.S. Commercial Service - Chile
Country profile about doing business abroad by the Commercial Service, the global business solutions unit of the Department of Commerce.

U.S. Department of Energy - Chile
Country analysis briefs on energy consumption and exports in Chile.

U.S. Department of State - Background Note: Chile
This resource provides background information on issues such as the economy, history, politics, and foreign relations. The State Department also provides access to annual reports on human rights and terrorism.
Gobierno de Chile (in Spanish only)
Government Portal

Biblioteca Nacional de Chile (in Spanish only)
National Library

Central Bank of Chile

Congreso Nacional de Chile (National Congress; in Spanish only) Instituto Nacional de Estadisticas
National Institute of Statistics

Ministerio de Defensa Nacional (in Spanish only)
Ministry of National Defense

Ministerio de Justicia (in Spanish only)
Ministry of Justice

Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores (in Spanish only)
Ministry of Foreign Relations

Ministry of Finance

Poder Judicial (in Spanish only)
Judiciary
Find Articles & More Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Declassified Documents
Declassified information available from the FOIA Electronic Reading Room. Enter "Chile" as the search term.
  • National Intelligence Council (NIC) Declassified Documents
    Database of intelligence reports, National Intelligence Estimates, and other publications produced by the National Intelligence Council or its predecessor organizations, the Office of National Estimates and the Office of Reports and Estimates since 1946.
Congressional Research Service (CRS) Reports CU
The Congressional Research Service (CRS), the research arm of Congress, prepares reports (usually under 20 pages long) on topics of interest to members of Congress. Enter "Chile" as the search term.

CrisisWatch Database
Monthly bulletin of significant situations of conflict or potential conflict around the world.

Declassified Documents Reference System CU
Search this database to find declassified documents related to Chile.

Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC)
Department of Defense Scientific and Technical Reports Collection provides access to citations to unclassified unlimited documents that have been entered into DTIC's Technical Reports (TR) Database, as well as the electronic full-text of many of these documents.

Digital National Security Archive CU
Database of primary declassified documents regarding critical U.S. policy decisions. Enter "Chile" as the search term.

Facts on International Relations and Security Trends (FIRST)
An integrated database containing information on armed conflicts and peace keeping, arms production and trade, military expenditure, armed forces and weapons.

Global Legal Information Network (GLIN)
"Public database of official texts of laws, regulations, judicial decisions, and other complementary legal sources contributed by governmental agencies and international organizations."

Human Rights Watch - Chile
News and reports related to human rights.

LexisNexis Academic Country & Region Reports CU
News, country briefings, and country risk guides. Filter by country or choose "Country & Region Reports" from publication type.

PAHO/WHO Databases
Regional Core Health Data Initiative Table Generator System from the Pan American Health Organization, a regional office of the World Health Organization. Provides national health statistics and other data on the health situation in the Caribbean and North, Central, and South American countries.

UNdata
UNdata provides a single entry point allowing users to search and download numerous statistical resources of the United Nations System.

U.S. Census Bureau Foreign Trade Statistics - Chile
U.S. trade in goods (imports, exports and balance) with Chile.

World dataBank
Contains data from the World Bank, including the World Development Indicators & Global Development Finance, Gender Statistics, Education Statistics, Health Nutrition and Population Statistics, African Development Indicators, Global Economic Monitor, and Millennium Development Goals. Users can select variables (some going as far back as 1960) to create customized tables, charts, maps, and reports.

Worldwide Incidents Tracking System (WITS)
WITS is the National Counterterrorism Center's database of terrorist incidents.
Embassy of Chile in Washington, DC
Diplomatic representation of Chile in the United States.

Embassy of the United States in Santiago, Chile
Diplomatic representation of the U.S. in Chile.

EU's Relations with Chile
Overview, country strategy, agreements, and documents on the European Union's relations with Chile.

Group of 15
The G-15, a summit level group of developing countries, facilitates national efforts for development and economic progress of member states. There are 18 member countries: Algeria, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Iran, Jamaica, Kenya, Malaysia, Mexico, Nigeria, Peru, Senegal, Sri Lanka, Venezuela, and Zimbabwe.

G-77 at the United Nations
The Group of 77 is an intergovernmental organization of developing states in the UN. It provides the means for the countries of the South to articulate and promote their collective economic interests and enhance their joint negotiating capacity on all major international economic issues within the United Nations system, and promote South-South cooperation for development. There are now 130 member states (including Chile), although the name G-77 was retained because of its historical significance.

IMF - Chile
Country information, reports and publications from the International Monetary Fund.

ITC - Chile
Country-specific trade and market profiles, map, and trade statistics from the International Trade Centre (ITC).

Inter-American Development Bank and Chile
Strategy, projects,and news about Chile and the IADB.

Permanent Mission of Chile to the Organization of American States
"The OAS brings together the nations of the Western Hemisphere to strengthen cooperation on democratic values, defend common interests and debate the major issues facing the region and the world. The OAS is the region's principal multilateral forum for strengthening democracy, promoting human rights, and confronting shared problems such as poverty, terrorism, illegal drugs and corruption."

Permanent Mission of Chile to the United Nations
Website of member state missions and their representatives to the United Nations.

Programa de las Naciones Unidas para el Desarrollo (in Spanish only)
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Chile. UNDP helps countries work toward human rights, democratic governance, poverty reduction, crisis prevention and recovery, energy and environment for sustainable development, and HIV/AIDS prevention.

ReliefWeb - Chile
ReliefWeb, administered by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), provides news, documents, maps, and background information on emergency assistance by country. UNHCR
News, operations, statistics, background, analysis and policy, and maps from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Select Chile from the "Browse by country" drop-down menu on the right.

United Nations Division for Sustainable Development - Chile
Economic, social and environmental policies and plans for sustainable development from the UN Department Economic and Social Affairs.

U.S. Department of State - Chile
U.S.-Chilean relations, diplomacy, and country background notes.

World Bank - Chile
World Bank data, projects, and research in Chile.

World Trade Organization - Chile
Provides key information on trade statistics, WTO commitments, disputes, trade policy reviews, and notifications for member countries.
UNAIDS - Chile
Country situation analysis and news from the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS.

WHO (World Health Organization)
  • WHO - Chile
    Information and statistics on the status of public health in Chile from the World Health Organization (WHO).
  • PAHO/WHO
    Official site of the Pan American Health Organization, a regional office of the World Health Organization.
  • Country Health Profile - Chile
    Information, health situation analysis, and statistics about countries in the Americas.
Chile Military Guide
Maps, agencies, military branches, nuclear capability, news, and references from GlobalSecurity.org.

Chile: Security Assistance
Country-by-country listing provides information on Political-Military-administered security assistance funds from the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs.

International Court of Justice (ICJ)
ICJ is the principal judicial organ of the United Nations. ICJ "has a twofold role: to settle, in accordance with international law, legal disputes submitted to it by States (Contentious cases ) and to give advisory opinions (Advisory proceedings) on legal questions referred to it by duly authorized United Nations organs and specialized agencies."
The library collection contains numerous secondary, federal, and international sources of information on Chile.

 

Try these searches to see some of the resources in Chinook, the library catalog:

 

Electronic Resources Print and Electronic Resources
chile and econom* chile and econom*
chile and histor* chile and histor*
chile and politic* chile and politic*
chile
(government publications only)
chile
(government publications only)

The * replaces up to five characters in a word.

 

For additional foreign information, arranged by subject, see the Subject Page.