The book editor would like to thank the chapter authors for reviewing and commenting on various chapters. In particular, the observations and country expertise of Arturo Valenzuela and J. Samuel Valenzuela, who closely reviewed the text, contributed greatly to the overall quality of the book. J. Samuel Valenzuela also contributed anonymously to Chapter 5, "National Security." In addition, the book editor would like to thank Scott D. Tollefson for his invaluable support in volunteering to amend Chapter 5, "National Security," and to comment on Chapter 4, "Government and Politics."
The authors are grateful to individuals in various agencies of the United States government; international organizations; private institutions, including the Latin American School of Social Sciences (Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales--FLACSO) in Santiago; and Chilean diplomatic officers, who offered their time, special knowledge, or research facilities and materials to provide information and perspective. Thanks also go to Ralph K. Benesch, who oversees the Country Studies/Area Handbook Program for the Department of the Army. None of these individuals, however, is in any way responsible for the work of the authors.
The book editor would like to thank members of the Federal Research Division who contributed directly to the preparation of the manuscript. These include Sandra W. Meditz, who reviewed all textual and graphic materials, served as liaison with the sponsoring agency, and provided numerous substantive and technical contributions; Marilyn L. Majeska, who supervised the editing; Andrea T. Merrill, who edited the tables, figures, and Bibliography managed production; and Barbara Edgerton and Izella Watson, who did the word processing. Thanks also go to Vincent Ercolano, who performed the copyediting of the chapters; Cissie Coy, who performed the final prepublication editorial review; and Joan C. Cook, who compiled the index. The Library of Congress Printing and Processing Section performed the phototypesetting, under the supervision of Peggy Pixley.
David P. Cabitto provided invaluable graphics support, including preparation of several maps and the cover and chapter illustrations. He was assisted by Harriett R. Blood, who prepared the topography and drainage map, and by the firm of Greenhorne and O'Mara.
Finally, the authors acknowledge the generosity of the individuals and the public, private, diplomatic, and international agencies who allowed their photographs to be used in this study.
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