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Tag: Salvador Allende

  • Tuesday, September 12th 2023 - 10:45 UTC

    There were other ways out, Boric says on 50th anniversary of Pinochet's coup

    Boric described Allende as a man “of impeccable democratic trajectory”

    Chilean President Gabriel Boric Font insisted there were other ways out of the crisis his country was going through when Socialist President Salvador Allende was overthrown 50 years ago Monday by the military uprising of General Augusto Pinochet Ugarte, marking the beginning of a 17-year dictatorship.

  • Monday, September 11th 2023 - 10:40 UTC

    Chile: AMLO joins Boric in remembering Allende

    Allende “was a humanist, a good man, a victim of scoundrels,” the Mexican President said

    Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) said Sunday in Santiago that he admired late Chilean President Salvador Allende, who was “a victim of scoundrels.” The visiting leader made those remarks on the eve of the 50th anniversary of the military coup d'état by General Augusto Pinochet Ugarte, which overthrew the Socialist head of state and started a 17-year dictatorship.

  • Wednesday, August 30th 2023 - 08:59 UTC

    Chile: One of Víctor Jara's murderers kills himself

    Víctor Jana

    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.

  • Tuesday, August 29th 2023 - 08:38 UTC

    Chile: Sentences against Víctor Jara's murderers upheld

    ara was a Communist Party militant close to deposed President Allende (Pic AFP)

    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.

  • Sunday, August 27th 2023 - 02:51 UTC

    Documents revealing US involvement in Pinochet's coup declassified

    Chile's Deputy Foreign Minister Gloria de la Fuente thanked President Joseph Biden's administration for the transparency process

    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.

  • Thursday, August 10th 2023 - 10:54 UTC

    Chilean lawmakers want to know about US involvement in 1973 coup

    “A half-truth is a complete lie,” Kaiser argued

    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.

  • Thursday, June 1st 2023 - 10:33 UTC

    One-third of Chileans okay with Pinochet overthrowing Allende

    “Pinochet was a coward... never a statesman,” Boric argued

    Over 30 % of Chile's population still approves of General Augusto Pinochet staging a military coup d'état nearly half a century ago to topple Socialist President Salvador Allende, according to a study by Market Opinion Research International (MORI) released in Santiago this week.

  • Monday, February 27th 2023 - 17:49 UTC

    Chilean coin commemorating 1973 coup sparks controversy on social media

    The piece contained the inscription “four swords united in the blue of September” and depicted soldiers shooting at the Palacio de La Moneda

    A Chilean Bank was forced last week to withdraw from its online collectors' store a coin alluding to the 1973 coup d'état from sale following protests on social media. One of the sides of the coin showed an image of troops shooting at La Moneda Palace.

  • Monday, September 12th 2022 - 10:11 UTC

    Violence marks commemoration of 1973 coup in Santiago

    Some demonstrators threw Molotov cocktails at Carabineros police. Boric insisted dialogue was the way. Photo: Carlos Vera / Reuters

    Riots and looting were reported Sunday in Santiago during demonstrations marking another anniversary of the coup d'état that in 1973 toppled then-President Salvador Allende and started the military dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet which lasted until 1990.

  • Saturday, March 12th 2022 - 10:43 UTC

    Boric sworn in as Chile's youngest-ever President: “Violation of Human Rights will never happen again”

    “Before the people and the peoples of Chile,” Boric pledged to defend his country's Constitution

    Quoting Salvador Allende and with a message for Latin American leaders to work together, Gabriel Boric Font addressed the people in his first speech as head of state from the iconic balcony of the Palacio de la Moneda in Santiago, Chile. At age 36, Boric was sworn in Friday as Chile's youngest ever President during e ceremony many regarded as the beginning of a new era.