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The Coup in Chile: What Did Nixon Know and When Did He Know It?

National Security Archive National Security Archive
Forty nine years after Pinochet’s putsch, Presidential and CIA documents remain secret. The National Security Archive calls for full disclosure of the covert history of U.S. involvement as the countdown to the 50th anniversary of the military coup begins

Father’s Nazi Past Haunts Chilean Presidential Frontrunner

Frank Jordans and Joshua Goodman AP News
The German-born father of Chilean presidential frontrunner José Antonio Kast was a member of Adolf Hitler’s Nazi party, according to a recently unearthed document obtained by The Associated Press.

The Fight for Chile’s Future

Melany Cruz Tribune
Chileans face a stark choice in the second round of their presidential election – a far-right candidate who admires the legacy of Pinochet or a left-wing reformer pledging to tackle social inequality.

Chileans Voted for an End to Neoliberalism

Pablo Abufom Jacobin
Ten days ago, the people of Chile voted for sweeping structural reform and an end to neoliberalism. It's one of the Left's biggest victories since the end of Augusto Pinochet's dictatorship.

Allende’s Last Speech

Salvador Allende Jacobin
Salvador Allende died 46 years ago in a US-backed coup. Here's his final address, broadcast over the radio while he was barricaded in the presidential palace. The generals that overthrew Allende coordinated with the CIA and the U.S. State Department.

The Americans, the Saudis, and the Israelis: Assassins Without Borders

John Feffer Foreign Policy In Focus
Saudi Arabia's apparent assassination of Jamal Khashoggi might have taken inspiration from Russia and North Korea - or Israel and the United States. State-sponsored assassination is a ruthless gamble. But other countries have gotten away with it.

A Chilean and American Monument to Pinochet Bombing Victims Rises in Washington

Michael Laris Washington Post
On Sunday, a statue of the democratic hero, Orlando Letelier, was unveiled on Washington’s stately Massachusetts Avenue, near the spot where Letelier was killed in a 1976 car bombing — an assassination ordered by Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet. Ronni Karpen Moffitt, a 25-year-old American co-worker whom Letelier had been giving a ride, also was killed in the attack, which became a rallying point for human rights advocates.

Documenting U.S. Role in Democracy's Fall and Dictator's Rise in Chile

Pascale Bonnefoy New York Times
"To see on a piece of paper, for example, the president of the United States ordering the C.I.A. to preemptively overthrow a democratically elected president in Chile is stunning..." Documented the U.S. role to overthrow the democratic government of Chile, and to support the fascist junta.
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