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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 »

Chilean Voting Rolls Still Contain 1,000 Who “Disappeared” During The Pinochet Era

One thousand people who disappeared in custody during the 1973-1990 Augusto Pinochet dictatorship remain on Chile's voting rolls, the head of the electoral authority said Tuesday. continue reading »

Judge in Chile Looking for US Navy Man Connected to 1973 Killing of Americans

A Chilean judge is seeking the extradition of a retired U.S. Navy officer in connection with the deaths of two other Americans here in the wake of the 1973 military coup that brought Gen. Augusto Pinochet to power, court officials said Tuesday. continue reading »

Salvador Allende’s Cause of Death (Suicide) Now Certified With Autopsy

An autopsy has revealed the Chilean president died of two shots fired from an assault rifle, held between his legs. continue reading »