Tag: <span>Augusto Pinochet</span>

US Documents Show Pinochet Ordered Letelier Bombing

Top Story — Declassified U.S. documents revealed Thursday show that former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet personally ordered the 1976 assassination in Washington D.C. of an exiled Chilean diplomat, The Associated […] Read More >

Pinochet Bodyguard and Ex-Mayor Arrested in Santiago

Top Story — Chilean authorities have arrested a former aide to Gen. Augusto Pinochet, accusing him of committing various atrocities under the 1973-1990 military dictatorship. A judge on Monday ordered […] Read More >

Hundreds Protest Pro-Pinochet Film In Chile

SANTIAGO, CHILE — Chilean human rights organizations staged a rally on Sunday to protest an event held in honor of deceased former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet. The screening of a […] Read More >

Brazil, Argentina & Uruguay Take Aim At Dirty War Abuses

Today in Latin America Top Story— Three Southern Cone nations took major actions this week against former military members accused of crimes committed during their nations’ “dirty wars” of the […] Read More >

Chilean Students Agree To Talks After Months Of Protests

The protests and unrest that have spread through Chile in the past four months may be coming to an end as Chile’s student federation agreed to discuss educational reforms with […] Read More >

Autopsy Reveals Chile’s Salvador Allende Committed Suicide

Top Story — New autopsy results determined that former Chilean President Salvador Allende killed himself with an assault rifle during the 1973 coup that overthrew him. The forensic analysis, which […] Read More >

Chilean Experts Exhume Salvador Allende’s Body

A Chilean forensic team exhumed the body of former Chilean president Salvador Allende on Monday, seeking to clarify the causes of Allende’s death on September 11, 1973. For decades, Chileans […] Read More >

Judge Opens Investigation Into Death Of Salvador Allende

Today in Latin America Top Story — A Chilean judge opened the first official investigation into the death of former President Salvador Allende, the democratically elected socialist leader who died […] Read More >

Chile Swears in Sebastián Piñera as New President; Aftershocks Rumble Ceremony

Today in Latin America Top Story — Chile swore in new President Sebastián Piñera Thursday amidst a 6.9 magnitude aftershock from the Feb. 27  earthquake. Piñera, along with visiting dignitaries […] Read More >