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Chilean Dictator Augusto Pinochet Was Born in 1915

Today in Latin American history, Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet was born in 1915. Pinochet was an army general and dictator of Chile from 1973 until transferring power to a democratically elected president in 1990. continue reading »

Hundreds of Protestors Arrested at Demonstration Marking 40 Year Anniversary of Coup

The disturbances that broke out in Santiago and other cities as Chile marked the 40th anniversary of the military coup that toppled Socialist President Salvador Allende left scores of people hurt, 264 others under arrest, more than a dozen vehicles torched and about 200,000 households without electricity, Interior Minister Andres Chadwick said Thursday. continue reading »

A Coup d’Etat in Chile Headed by Gen. Augusto Pinochet Took Place in 1973

Today in LatAm history, a coup d'etat in Chile headed by General Augusto Pinochet took place in 1973. Following an extended period of social and political unrest between the conservative-dominated Congress of Chile and the elected socialist President Salvador Allende, Allende was overthrown in a coup d’état. continue reading »

Former Pinochet Lieutenant Sued in Florida for Torture, Death of Victor Jara

The Center for Justice and Accountability ("CJA") and pro-bono counsel Chadbourne & Parke, LLP ("Chadbourne") today announced that they have filed a lawsuit on behalf of the surviving family members of Chilean folk singer and social icon Victor Jara, who was imprisoned, tortured and executed in Chile during the early days of the brutal military coup led by General Augusto Pinochet on September 11, 1973. continue reading »

Chilean Students Call For an End to Pinochet Education Model

Tens of thousands of students marched here Thursday to demand an end to the educational system inherited from late dictator Gen. Augusto Pinochet as Chile prepares to mark the 40th anniversary of the coup that brought him to power. continue reading »

Drama About Chilean Dictator Pinochet Acquired by Sony Pictures in Cannes

The drama, “No”, about the story of Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet starring Gael Garcia Bernal has been acquired by Sony Pictures. continue reading »

Spain Calling for Extradition of 15 Salvadorans for 1989 Jesuit Murders

Spain's Cabinet agreed on Friday to request the extradition of 15 Salvadoran military men for the 1989 murders of five Spanish Jesuits in the Central American nation. continue reading »

Remains of Chilean President Salvador Allende Exhumed: Suicide or Murder?

Remains of Chilean President Salvador Allende have been exhumed to determine once and for all was it Suicide or Murder? The remains of the socialist leader were exhumed Monday to try to determine whether he was killed or committed suicide. continue reading »

Immigrant Advocate Faces Deportation to a Country in Which He Was Tortured By Those in Power

In the 1970s, a leader of Chile’s Revolutionary Left Movement (MIR) was tortured by the then-dictator, Augusto Pinochet’s government. He was expelled from the country after the torture, continue reading »