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Pinochet

Chile had its own 9/11, and it was just as bad

By Mark A. Bonta / September 17, 2019 / Comments Off on Chile had its own 9/11, and it was just as bad

He was three years into his term when Salvador Allende, the elected president of Chile, was overthrown on September 11, 1973, by a military junta led by General Augusto Pinochet. The fascistic dictatorship that ensued would go down in history as one of history’s most bloody and repressive. Forty-six years later, a gut-wrenching account, “This […]

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Years after Pinochet, an entire family is still missing

By Mark A. Bonta / November 21, 2018 / Comments Off on Years after Pinochet, an entire family is still missing

As the shadow of fascism begins to darken Latin America once again, the BBC brings us a cautionary tale from the years after the September 11, 1973, Chilean coup. Luis Emilio Recabarren Mena, who lost his entire family, is speaking out in honor of his grandmother Ana Gonzalez, the recently deceased prominent Chilean human-rights activist. […]

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