A History lesson in Chile by Juan Carlos Caceres
Forty years ago, on September 11, 1973, a military coup led by General Augusto Pinochet toppled the democratic socialist government of Chile. President Salvador Allende was killed during the attack to seize La Moneda presidential palace. In the aftermath of the coup, a quarter of a million people were detained for their political beliefs, 3000 were killed or disappeared and many thousands were tortured.
Some years later in 1981, while Pinochet ruled Chile with iron fist, a young...