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Augusto Pinochet

The Icarus Complex

Francis Levy | Posted 02.22.2017 | Arts
Francis Levy

The massive ego of the celebrity is a kind of deformity. You might call it a malignant ego to the extent that it's like a virulent cancer, constantly...

The First Terrorist Attack in the U.S. - The Letelier-Moffitt Assassinations

ADST | Posted 02.08.2017 | World

After Augusto Pinochet led a coup d'état in Chile on September 11, 1973, he exiled Allende's Foreign Minister, Orlando Letelier. After Letelier sought asylum in the United States, Pinochet believed he was acting as an informant to the U.S. government.

El Tanquetazo -- Chile's Failed Coup

ADST | Posted 11.10.2016 | World

In the early '70s, Chile was in a state of political unrest -- its socialist president Salvador Allende and largely conservative congress were at odds, and by June 1973, the Chilean Armed Forces were plotting against the Allende government.

Chile Acknowledges Pablo Neruda May Have Been Killed After 1973 Coup

AP | Alexandra Ma | Posted 01.06.2017 | World

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chile's government is acknowledging that Nobel-prize winning poet Pablo Neruda might have been killed after the 1973 coup tha...

Daniel Marans

Some Countries Henry Kissinger Won't Be Visiting For His 92nd Birthday | Daniel Marans | Posted 05.28.2015 | Politics

As Henry Kissinger turns 92, the former uber-diplomat still enjoys international prestige for his many career accomplishments. Still, there are wide a...

Special Guest Star: Bibi!

John Feffer | Posted 03.31.2015 | Politics
John Feffer

If you're going to defy protocol and encroach on the mandate of the president as commander-of-chief, why stop at Netanyahu? There are plenty of other controversial guest stars that Boehner and company could bring in to bat for their confrontational agenda.

Islamo-Fascism for Real: To Appease Islamists, Egyptian Court Makes a Travesty of Justice Over Gay Wedding

Clay Farris Naff | Posted 01.03.2015 | Religion
Clay Farris Naff

Old Time Religion is a global scourge. People of good faith, whether they adhere to a mainstream religion, no religion, or humanism, need to stand united against religious fascism in all its guises.

An Heir to the Chilean Presidency: Isabel Allende Bussi

Gary Villablanca Duff | Posted 09.27.2014 | Latino Voices
Gary Villablanca Duff

There are few female politicians of prominence within Chile, and yet Isabel Allende Bussi has found herself in the country's most powerful political position second only to President Michelle Bachelet.

Chile's Election: A Referendum on Pinochet

Gary Villablanca Duff | Posted 02.17.2014 | World
Gary Villablanca Duff

This year's presidential election in Chile marks not only the return to leftist policies, but also stands as a powerful symbol of reflection on the 17-year dictatorship of General Augusto Pinochet.

The Writing on the Wall

Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre | Posted 02.05.2014 | Arts
Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre

The writing on the walls in Los Angeles was the same in Santiago; the trajectory of suppression, pain, and suffering, existed everywhere and nobody had been spared the shame.

40 Years After Military Coup, Chileans Reflect

Marcela Pizarro | Posted 11.11.2013 | World
Marcela Pizarro

Today, Chileans at home and abroad will be thinking about a date that means something different for them than for their northern neighbors. September 11, 1973 was the day the government of President Salvador Allende was overthrown in a military coup lead by General Augusto Pinochet.

Buy President Obama a History Book

Pat LaMarche | Posted 11.11.2013 | Politics
Pat LaMarche

No man with such a fundamental misunderstanding of modern American history should be deciding the fate of a new group of civilians.

Missing Charlie, 40 Years Later

Joyce Horman | Posted 11.09.2013 | World
Joyce Horman

Forty years ago in Santiago, Chile, my dear, smart, Harvard-educated, independent thinking, loving, trying-to-figure-it-all-out-and-do-the-right-thing journalist/documentary filmmaker husband was stolen from my life, from the lives of his loving parents, and all of his friends.

40 Years Later: Storytelling, Memory, and Justice

Lina Srivastava | Posted 11.09.2013 | World
Lina Srivastava

Storytelling is crucial to the fight for justice in every realm, in no way more so than in knocking those of us outside a conflict out of our oblivion and lack of empathy.

WATCH: Why Chile's Soccer Stadium Might Go Silent After First Goal

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 09.23.2013 | Latino Voices

Chile’s Amnesty International has asked soccer fans to do the unthinkable -- with the hope of commemorating the inconceivable. With a campaign t...

Chilean Chronicles, Part I: On the Plane and About to Land in Santiago.

Jeff Kelly Lowenstein | Posted 10.02.2013 | Travel
Jeff Kelly Lowenstein

Thirteen years after I first applied to the Fulbright program, six months after we began the process of preparing to sell our house, and one day after countless trips in and out of the house, we are an hour or so from landing in Santiago, Chile.

Pablo Neruda and The Perilous Andes

Terence Clarke | Posted 06.12.2013 | Books
Terence Clarke

The news that the Chilean government has exhumed Pablo Neruda's remains, to determine whether or not his death was caused by poisoning, brings a new, but not surprising, twist to Neruda's life, even forty years after his demise.

WikiLeaks Hits Vatican With Latest Document Dump

The Huffington Post | Peter Finocchiaro | Posted 04.08.2013 | Religion

Gen. Augusto Pinochet's military dictatorship was responsible for the deaths of as many as 3,200 people in Chile in the 1970s, but the Vatican dismiss...

No Didn't Win the Best Foreign Film Oscar, But It's the Most Fun

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 04.28.2013 | Entertainment
Jesse Kornbluth

No, Chile's first-ever nominee for Best Foreign film, was never going to be playing in the sixplex next to Die Hard: The Reunion Tour. But when it didn't win the Academy Award, there went the possibility that Americans will even know it exists. Let's correct that here.

Mighty Movie Podcast: Pablo Larrain on No

Dan Persons | Posted 04.12.2013 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

No, director Pablo Larrain's slightly fictionalized account of anti-Pinochet's "No" campaign, was enough to net Chile its very first Oscar nomination in the foreign language category, and I was able to get some time with Larrain to discuss the project.

Cinema As Historical Conscience: Post-Mortem Final Screenings In NYC Today (VIDEO)

Michael Vazquez | Posted 06.24.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Vazquez

I'm re-posting this review from NYFF#48 to earnestly remind fans of engagé cinema that today is their last chance to screen Post-Mortem, an essential, unflinching meditation on Chile's semi-recent history -- and by extension, its (and our own) ongoing internal reckoning.

Crimes Against Humanity--And Fashion: World's Worst-Dressed Dictators | Posted 04.02.2012 | Weird News

Crushing entire nations can leave little time for wardrobe decisions. From Adolf Hitler to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, dictators past and present have on...

Baltasar Garzon, Champion of Human Rights

Kerry Kennedy | Posted 04.12.2012 | World
Kerry Kennedy

Judge Garzon has courageously sought accountability for atrocities around the world. His conviction in the wake of his pursuit of justice for the murdered and the disappeared should be a warning to all who care about human rights.

Chile Rethinks Sugar-Coated Language Describing Dictatorship

Posted 01.06.2012 | World

Looks like the Chilean government has decided that characterizing Augusto Pinochet's years in power as a "regime" rather than a "dictatorship" is not ...

Former Guatemalan President Part Of Infamous Extradition Fraternity

Posted 11.17.2011 | Latino Voices

When the former president of Guatemala, Alfonso Portillo, gets extradited he will join an infamous fraternity of Latin American figures whisked away f...