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Today in Latin American History

Chilean Dictator Augusto Pinochet Was Born in 1915

Chilean Dictator Augusto Pinochet Was Born in 1915

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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.

By the time of his death on in 2006, about 300 criminal charges were still pending against him in Chile for numerous human rights violations, tax evasion, and embezzlement during his 17-year rule and afterwards.

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