Chilean President Gabriel Boric Font and his four living predecessors Thursday signed a so-called commitment for democracy document as the 50th anniversary of the coup d'état that brought General Augusto Pinochet Ugarte to power between 1973 and 1990 looms over.
Next Monday, September 11th, Chile will remember the fiftieth anniversary of the military coup led by General Augusto Pinochet which overthrew constitutionally elected president Salvador Allende, the first Marxist to reach the highest office in the land. But the coup and half a century, far from healing the wounds that caused it have remained alive in Chile, in a community that can be said has been divided in half.
Chile's government launched a program on Wednesday that seeks to determine what happened to more than 1,000 people during Augusto Pinochet's military dictatorship 50 years ago.
Eighty-six-year-old Retired Chilean Army General Hernán Carlos Chacón Soto committed suicide Tuesday moments before he was to be transferred to the Puntateuco jailhouse to begin serving his 25-year sentence for the 1973 abduction and murder of singer-songwriter Victor Jara and Prisons Bureau Director Littré Quiroga, it was reported in Santiago.
Chile's Supreme Court Monday sentenced seven retired military officers involved in the Sept. 12, 1973, kidnapping and murder of singer-songwriter Víctor Jara to 25 years in jail, it was reported in Santiago. Those convicted are between 73 and 85 years old and are all at liberty.
Just a couple of weeks before the commemoration events of the fiftieth anniversary of the Chilean coup d'état (11 September), retired Generals and Admirals addressed a letter to President Gabriel Boric.
Documents revealing the US government's involvement in the Sept. 11, 1973, coup d'état against Chilean President Salvador Allende have been declassified, it was reported in Santiago.
Chile's Lower House Wednesday agreed to ask President Gabriel Boric Font to instruct the Foreign Ministry to request the government of the United States to release the details of its involvement in the Sept. 11, 1973, coup d'état staged by General Augusto Pinochet Ugarte against the democratically-elected Salvador Allende, it was reported in Santiago.
The Chilean administration of President Gabriel Boric Font Friday spoke against granting house arrest to military personnel convicted of human rights violations during the Augusto Pinochet dictatorship (1973-1990). Justice Minister Luis Cordero denounced a proposal submitted by the ultra-right Republican Party in this regard.
Chile's Lower House Tuesday passed a resolution striping late dictator Augusto Pinochet Ugarte from the title of president by 67 votes against 47 and 8 abstentions, it was reported in Santiago. The initiative should not pass to the Senate as it is a draft statement that also defines Pinochet as a military and political figure and his government (1973-1990) as an authoritarian regime.