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Tag: Chilean justice

  • Wednesday, July 22nd 2015 - 06:20 UTC

    Chilean congress makes unprecedented mea culpa on several corruption cases

    “I recognize that many times we have not lived up to what the citizenry expected of us”, said Senate President Patricio Walker, in a ceremony in Valparaiso

    The Chilean Congress made an unprecedented mea culpa on Tuesday for a series of corruption cases involving lawmakers that have eroded public confidence in the institution. In the first review of the state of the Congress in its 204-year history, lawmakers acknowledged the damage caused by corruption, including accusations of tax fraud leveled against four opposition figures, two of them members of Congress.

  • Friday, July 8th 2011 - 21:14 UTC

    Chilean justice reopens 1973 bombing of the Presidential palace

    La Moneda under fire from a wing of Hawker Hunters

    Retired Chilean Air Force head Fernando Matthei denied this week any knowledge of the identities of the pilots involved in the air strike that helped solidify the 1973 military coup d’etat and subsequent 17-year dictatorship of Gen. Augusto Pinochet.

  • Monday, April 18th 2011 - 07:14 UTC

    Investigation on Allende’s death gives hope to relatives of former Brazilian leader

    Ousted Brazilian leader Goulart died under strange circumstance in 1976

    Relatives of former Brazilian president Joao Goulart who have long argued that he was the victim of the Southern Cone military government’s ‘terrorist’ operations in the seventies are encouraged by the Chilean justice decision to exhume and analyze the remains of former president Salvador Allende.