Chile's Acceptance As A Developed Nation Is Hampered By Its Energy Problems

In 2010 Chile had a GDP per capita of $15,400, far more than most of its neighbours and a sign that it could be become one of the first Latin American nations to become a fully developed country. However it faces a major obstacle before it could hope to achieve this status; the fact that it has been struggling to fulfil its energy needs. In September 2010, nearly 60 percent of the Chilean population found themselves without electricity due to a blackout caused by the inability to match the power supply to demand. The blackout left the country’s…

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