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Were Pinochet’s own soldiers also victims of Chile’s ‘Dirty War’?

Chile’s Pinochet-era dictatorship: Were soldiers victims, too? (via The Christian Science Monitor) Anastasio Palma and his wife Monica Mandiola play with their son, Santi, outside their home near Olmué, Chile. Mr. Palma is one of many former conscripts demanding reparations from the Chilean government for alleged human rights violations under…

Legacy of Pinochet questioned 40 years after coup

Forty years after the coup that toppled Salvador Allende and brought the dictator Augusto Pinochet to power, Chile remains a country ill at ease with itself. Life is very good by Latin American standards. The roads are spiffy and shopping centers are shiny, things work and poverty is greatly reduced.…

Torture survivor leads Chileans’ battle for justice over Pinochet abuses

Leopoldo García Lucero carries a disfiguring zigzag scar above his left eye where a police officer lacerated his face with the stock of a machine gun. The injury was inflicted nearly 40 years ago in the blood-stained basement of a Santiago police station during the military coup in Chile that…

Body of Chilean poet Pablo Neruda to be exhumed in April to determine if he was poisoned by Pinochet’s agents

The remains of Chilean Nobel prize winning poet Pablo Neruda will be exhumed on April 8 to determine if he died of cancer or was poisoned, a judicial source told AFP. The leftist, who died 12 days after the 1973 military coup that ousted socialist president Salvador Allende and brought…

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