MercoPress, en Español

Montevideo, April 24th 2019 - 04:07 UTC

Bachelet government seek to repeal dictator Pinochet's Amnesty Law

Saturday, September 13th 2014 - 07:02 UTC
Full article 13 comments

As Chileans commemorated the 41 st anniversary of the 1973 military coup, Justice Minister José Antonio Gomez announced that the government of Michelle Bachelet will seek to repeal the Amnesty Law, a legacy of the dictatorship of General Augusto Pinochet. Read full article


Disclaimer & comment rules
  • Sergio Vega

    When the moment arrives that this stupid woman understand all the irreversible damage she & her crazy ganag is doing to our country....???
    Why, in a complicated economic world status, she decided to pass the backhoe over all that Chile developed in the last four years after 20 years of missmanagement with the almost same coalition that is destroting the country now...???
    Was necessary to make, at the same time and without any deep discusion and studies, very sensitives reforms like the tax system, constitutional system, educational system, labour system, etc.....????
    People needs jobs, security, good expectations about its future and what they have gotten is the contrary.....low growth, low investiment, higher inflation, higher unemployement rate, higher taxes, and LOWER PERSONAL SAFETY....while the Gvt. lost its time hiding their wrong actions (and its severes consequences) under social divider policies about facts ocurred 40 years ago instead give the necessary econmic stimulus to recover the good growts rates from last 4 years and fight the left extremist actions we are seeing day after day......
    I made my concerned and sad forecast about what we can expect from this coalition if they won the election long before......but, and this is the worst, I was short on my predictions.......With just 6 month at the office the Nueva Pilleria coalition has reached the top of the inability and failure as leaders of the country.....

    Sorry, but as I can see the future.......R.I.P. Chile, my dear home.....!!!

    Sep 13th, 2014 - 11:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Hepatia The reason that the Congress is debating these bills is easy to understand. They were elected to debate them by a majority of Chilean voters. I say this because I do know that democracy is a novel concept to the supporters of the Junta.

    I congratulate the Chilean government on their efforts to overturn the illegitimate acts of the murderous thugs that oppressed the Chilean people in a previous time.

    Sep 14th, 2014 - 02:17 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    Hepatia you are so full of that excremental discharge from the male sex of the bovine species...

    Key political figures of the Christian Democrats celebrated the overthrow a long with the MAJORITY of the Chilean populace in 1973.

    ...I really wish you'd made the list...

    Sep 14th, 2014 - 05:02 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • 313toBioBio

    @1 I told my friends last year to buy dollars instead of condos. Argentina is collapsing and taking down Brazil with it. People don't notice that Dilma and Cristina are part of a religious group that were persecuted against..and believe in eye for an eye.. and in Chile the political class that was persecuted against is in control....Chile is in serious trouble for many reasons.

    Sep 14th, 2014 - 09:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Sergio Vega

    4@ Yes, we are in serious troubles with this Gvt. but just for the stupidity of those that voted it.....
    It´s the temptation of those that want to get things like a good life and material goods for free as the Nueva Pilleria (New Rascality) offered them what leade them to vote an unsuccessful 20 years coalition to re-take the chair.....even the country have recovered their successful perfomance during the 4 years of centre-right Gvt. because it meant those lazy would ned to work to feed their families....
    The proud for earn its own life to have a better future have been lost for the feeling that the state it´s bound to give for free all the neccessary to the citizens to survive...with no effort to deserve it.....This is the leftist philosophy operatinf these days in our loved country....

    Sep 15th, 2014 - 02:02 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    Never too late for justice.
    Dear Michelle Bachelet, Victor Jara and many others say thank you.

    “Somos Cinco Mil”(We are Five Thousands) - Víctor Jara

    Sep 15th, 2014 - 02:58 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    #5 Sergio
    The UDI and the RN need to work in harmony with one strategy. This last election was not our finest moment.
    Anyway I agree with your post.

    Sep 15th, 2014 - 03:38 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • 313toBioBio

    @6 I don't think is witness to the disgusting left that raves about the miracles of democracy while Maduro kills opposition and his ziofriend in Argentina Timerman cheers him on while feasting on what Cristina plundered from decent people. Speak for the dead. I won't speculate like some people, but let's ask Victor Jara if what querida amiga Cristina has done to Argentina and how Camila Vallejo stamps it with approval. The “pope” stated this past weekend that we're in ww3. I think you're mistaken if you think with any Chilean government there will be growth in 2015 and if you think the peso and your deposits are safe with new shoes dropping in the middle east and south America.

    Sep 15th, 2014 - 06:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • McClick

    what should i do if i have some Mapuche blood ?

    Sep 15th, 2014 - 07:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • 313toBioBio

    Aside from ignoring the chaos brewing up in Brazil in Argentina, I think the mistake of the right here is to hail the dumba$$ michelle. She's done a lot and is part of a crew that have economists. We're going to see it unfold how they intended it. There's a global conspiracy destroying the latin American middle class, chile was saved for last because it's the easiest job. A heavy importer of energy...The peso is down like 20% in 1 year.

    Sep 15th, 2014 - 09:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Hepatia Exactly. So not only were those Christian Democrats traitors, they were frauds because they were neither Christians nor democrats.

    Sep 16th, 2014 - 02:51 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Sergio Vega

    9@ Is it a difference with the rest of the Chilean people....???
    I think NO......Under our Constitution , there is just one kind of citizens....CHILEAN....!!!
    So, anyone can ask for special favours for racial heritage or be handicapped for this.......
    Then, if you have Mapuche blood be proud of it, as well anyone can be of their own ancestry, and be a good citizen that help to make a better country for our next generations.......
    Don´t forget that Chile is just ONE country with ONE nationality made by the mixing of the all original peoples with the spanish conquerors and subsequent inmigrants from all over the world......
    6@ You don´t deserve even an answer........
    7@ You´r right....The center-right opposition must work together to lead the country to a better future that we can expect today......But, the problem is how bad the country will be for the next Gvt. to come....????......It take a lot of sacrifice to reach a modern system of Gvt., economy and society that has showed it´s the one that can lead a country to the development and growth and this crazy leftist wish to pass the backhoe over all of this taking us in free fall to the bottom....again....It sound as 1970 when the traitor and coward Allende and the UP gang led us to the disaster.....(As Venezuela is living now.....)
    The extremist violence is already making its part of the game and some leftist politicians are doing the same either blaming of all to the wealth and the entrepreneurs to justify it instead reject it.....

    Sep 16th, 2014 - 12:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • SebaSvtz

    You don´t want to go there, Chile; let the past were it belongs, the past, and move forward. You don´t want to end up as Argentina, anchored in a painful past (just for some people´s profit) which resists to die.

    Sep 22nd, 2014 - 12:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

Commenting for this story is now closed.
If you have a Facebook account, become a fan and comment on our Facebook Page!