Some eleven people were arrested in Chile following the rioting and looting in Santiago on the 48th anniversary of the military coup led by General Augusto Pinochet that in September 1973 overthrew the government of democratically elected Socialist president Salvador Allende.
Australia was involved in espionage operations in Chile during the seventies, in support of the United States CIA agency activities conspiring against the democratically elected government of Socialist Salvador Allende, ousted by the military 48 years ago.
Chilean police said that on Saturday that more than 100 people were arrested after clashes marking the 47th anniversary of the coup d'etat that overthrew the populist leftist government of Salvador Allende.
Chile's President Sebastián Piñera Tuesday said both his predecessors Salvador Allende and Augusto Pinochet belong in the wax museum in the Las Condes area in Santiago.
Chile's Speaker of the House of Deputies Maya Fernández-Allende has agreed to hold a special session during the second week of January with Mapuche leaders to discuss as violence in La Araucanía and the murder of Camilo Catrillanca, it was announced.
A Chilean judge on Friday convicted the country's former army chief for complicity in the deaths of 15 people during the early days of Augusto Pinochet's military regime. Juan Emilio Cheyre, 70, was sentenced to three years and a day under house arrest following an enquiry by an investigating magistrate.
The president of Chile, Sebastián Piñera, has said that at the time of the overthrow of the Salvador Allende government in 1973, Chilean democracy was sick and that the crisis of the country was unsustainable.
Remembering a painful past, Chile’s President Michelle Bachelet said on Sunday the truth must be told and justice be served for thousands of victims of the country’s dictatorship. She made the statement as Chileans marked the 43 anniversary of the coup which ousted democratically-elected President Salvador Allende and began the 17-year-long dictatorship of General Pinochet on September 11, 1973.
Speaking at a ceremony marking the 42nd anniversary of Chile's military coup, President Michelle Bachelet said on Friday that the truth must still be told and justice still needs to be served for the thousands of victims of the country's dictatorship.
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.