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The retrospective history of Chile
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The history of
Chile in general
The Allende Era (to 1973)
Allende's Chile, 1972
By John Foran, Department of Sociology, University of California, Santa Barbara. A role
playing learning project. The case visits the site of a meeting Allende held with his
coalition partners in Lo Curro, in 1972, in which various proposals were put forward for
dealing with social problems and sustaining the project of social transformation.
U.S. overthrows Chilean democracy (1963-1973)
A model operation - Covert
action in Chile: 1963-1973
From Ralph McGehee. United States ran covert actions in Chile between 1963 and 1973
leading to the ascension of General Pinochet. The U.S. Government's official report of
this covert action said this operation epitomizes CIA covert actions (worldwide).
CIA, AFL-CIO, and Pinochet
Kim Scipes. History of AFL involvement in South America since 1919, but especially, with
CIA funding since the '60s, and the project to overthrow Chilean democracy from 1970. The
work of the AIFLD network in labor penetration.
Hot Debate over Extent of US
Intervention in Coup
By Gustavo Gonzalez, IPS. Right and left-wing senators in Chile argue over the extent of
US intervention against the government of Salvador Allende. Also on the occasion of the
25th anniversary of the coup, former US ambassador to Chile provided new information on
CIA intervention in the 1964 presidential elections in Chile, when Christian Democrat
Eduardo Frei Montalva - the father of current President Eduardo Frei - defeated Allende
and his coalition of socialists and communists with the support of right-wing forces.
Still Hidden: A Full Record Of
What the U.S. Did in Chile
By Peter Kornbluh, Washington Post. The historical record of U.S. support for the
former Chilean dictator remains desaparecido--disappeared--like so many victims of his
violent regime. In the wake of Gen. Pinochet's arrest in London a year ago, the Clinton
administration has been conducting a special "Chile Declassification Project."
A selected list of some U.S.
citizens, organizations, and intelligence officials who were involved in Chilean affairs
in the 1970s
From Public Information Research, Inc. Each entry accompanied by citations to
Castro Speaks On U.S. Role In
1973 Coup In Chile (excerpts)
By Fidel Castro.For the first time in history, a new experience was developed in Chile:
the attempt to bring about the revolution by peaceful means, by legal means. And Allende
was given the understanding and support of all the world in his effort - not only of the
international Communist movement, but of very different political inclinations as well.
US Documents Confirm
Destabilisation of Allende
By Jim Lobe, IPS. Declassified U.S. documents add new details to the Washington campaign
of 25 years ago to destablise the government of President Salvador Allende of Chile which
culminated in a bloody military coup.
Augusto Pinochet Report:
Documents Show U.S. Knew of Pinochet Crackdown
By Karen DeYoung and Vernon Loeb. Washington Post. Days after the bloody 1973
coup that that overthrew Chilean President Salvador Allende, the CIA mission in Chile
reported to Washington that the new government of Gen. Augusto Pinochet planned
"severe repression" against its opponents and "the line between people
killed during attacks on security forces and those captured and executed immediately has
become increasingly blurred."
Declassified Documents Detail
US Role in Chile
Weekly News Update on the Americas National Security Archive posted declassified
US government documents on its web site which detail US attempts from 1970 to 1973 to
prevent Allende from taking office and later to remove him from office. The documents
include notes taken by Director of Central Intelligence Richard Helms at a White House
meeting with President Richard Nixon, Attorney General John Mitchell and National Security
Adviser Henry Kissinger.
The Pinochet dictatorship (1973-1990)
Official secret documents
from Chile prove the existence of Operation Condor
In El Pais. Official documents from the Chilean Exterior Relations Ministry prove
the existence of Operation Condor, which was responsible of the extermination of thousands
of civilians in South America. Operation Condor was established during the I Interamerican
Reunion on Military Intelligence that took place in Chile on November 25, 1975.
Role of former high official
in Pinochet dictatorship is now subject of pointed questions in United States
From Institute for Public Accuracy. Jose Pinera was Chile's Minister of Labor and Social
Security from 1978 to 1980 and is now co-chair of the Cato Institute's Project on Social
Pinochet arrest raises new
questions in Washington
By Institute for Public Accuracy. The arrest of former Chilean dictator Gen. Augusto
Pinochet has focused new attention on the record of his regime, which remained in power
for 17 years after the 1973 coup that toppled Chile's democratically elected government.
Under the Dictatorship
Re the militarization of society after 1973; the creation in 1975 of the DINA secret
police. The violation of the constitution and of human rights. The opposition and the 1988
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ICFTU mourns death of Manuel
Bustos, one of Chile's primary fighters against dictatorship
ICFTU Online. Manuel Bustos, a long-time champion and fighter against the Pinochet
dictatorship and for democracy and workers rights in Chile died yesterday in Santiago. The
government has announced three official days of mourning, followed by a state funeral,
which will be attended by President Frei.
Preventing the pending release
of Augusto Pinochet
Author recalls the cruel violation of women under the Pinochet dictatorship in support of
a lobbying effort to have him tried in England.
US Inquiry May Link Pinochet
to Letelier Murder
By Gustavo Gonzalez, IPS. The US Justice Department's decision to re-open investigations
into the 1976 assassination of a former Chilean foreign minister, Orlando Letelier and his
assistant, could mean the eventual implication of former dictator Augusto Pinochet in the
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