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El Tanquetazo -- Chile's Failed Coup

ADST | Posted 11.10.2015 | 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.

10 Things I Learned About Isabel Allende

Elizabeth Ann Thompson | Posted 01.13.2015 | San Francisco
Elizabeth Ann Thompson

I learned that Chilean American author Isabel Allende will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom, our nation's highest civilian honor. Here are 10 things I learned about Isabel Allende.

The New Venezuela: An Interview With Supreme Court Justice Fernando Vegas

Dan Kovalik | Posted 11.09.2014 | World
Dan Kovalik

Justice Vegas is optimistic about Venezuela's future and believes that the democratic process began by Hugo Chavez 15 years ago will continue and grow.

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.

Chilean Chronicles, Part 9: Hernan Gutierrez´s Memory and Imagination

Jeff Kelly Lowenstein | Posted 02.04.2014 | Travel
Jeff Kelly Lowenstein

Imagine that you're in Santiago, Chile in 1973.

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.

Forty Years After "The Other September 11," Much of Allende's Dream Has Come True

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 11.13.2013 | Politics
Mark Weisbrot

The 40th anniversary of the "other September 11" was not a big deal in the U.S. media, except for the more open-minded news outlets like Democracy Now...

LOOK: Allende And Pinochet Up Close

AP | LUIS ANDRES HENAO | Posted 09.11.2013 | Latino Voices

SANTIAGO, Chile -- The shattered left eyeglass of socialist President Salvador Allende, rescued from the bombed ruins of the national palace and now o...

What It Was Like To Cover The 1973 Coup In Chile

AP | By SERGIO CARRASCO | Posted 11.10.2013 | Media

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — For days, rumors had spread that a coup was imminent. The date chosen by the military and their supporters was the 11th of Se...

40 Years After Chile Coup, Allende's Legacy Is Thriving

AP | LUIS ANDRES HENAO | Posted 09.11.2013 | World

SANTIAGO, Chile -- As bombs fell and rebelling troops closed in on the national palace, socialist President Salvador Allende avoided surrender by shoo...

Chilean Chronicles, Part III: Visiting La Chascona

Jeff Kelly Lowenstein | Posted 10.19.2013 | Travel
Jeff Kelly Lowenstein

If there was ever any shred of a doubt that Pablo Neruda, nee Neftalí Ricardo Reyes, lived an epic, fantastical life, it can be permanently eradicated by visiting La Chascona in Santiago's Bellavista neighborhood.

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.

Hugo Chávez and Victor Hugo

Norman MacAfee | Posted 05.08.2013 | World
Norman MacAfee

I knew that Gore had seen the musical of Les Misérables with his sister, who was dying of cancer. I knew that Chávez's favorite book was Les Misérables. So I put the two men together.

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.

Chileans Mark 9/11 Coup Anniversary

AP | Posted 11.11.2012 | World

SANTIAGO, Chile — Activists in Chile marked their own 9-11 Tuesday, the anniversary of the day in 1973 when Gen. Augusto Pinochet seized power i...

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.

Suspicions Linger Over Pablo Neruda's Death

AP | By EVA VERGARA | Posted 03.16.2012 | World

ISLA NEGRA, Chile -- The suspicions have lingered for decades. Pablo Neruda, Chile's Nobel Prize-winning poet, would have been a powerful voice in ex...

Chilean President Committed Suicide, Autopsy Confirms

AP | Posted 12.29.2011 | World

SANTIAGO, Chile -- A judge in Chile has closed the case on the death of President Salvador Allende after an authoritative autopsy confirmed it was sui...

Salvador Allende Has Words for Barack Obama From the Other Side of Death

Ariel Dorfman | Posted 12.10.2011 | Politics
Ariel Dorfman

For the last decade, I have been haunted by voices from the other side of death. Salvador Allende came to me offering advice for Barack Obama. It seemed, at first glance, a strange connection.

38 Years Since the Attack on La Moneda: A Witness

Nestor Fantini | Posted 11.11.2011 | Latino Voices
Nestor Fantini

"Before dying, according to Dr. Quijon, the last person to see him alive, the president yelled: 'Allende does not surrender, milicos de mierda!'"

On Lincoln Center's Latinbeat: The Death of Pinochet

Michael Vazquez | Posted 10.11.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Vazquez

For most Americans, it may be hard to believe there is another nation on Earth for whom 9/11 is a defining day -- but to Chileans, it is, and was so, long before ours. In fact, Chile's 9/11 occurred with the aid of unseen US influence facilitating a bloody military coup d'etat.

Autopsy Confirms Ex-Chilean President Committed Suicide

AP | EVA VERGARA | Posted 09.18.2011 | World

SANTIAGO, Chile — A scientific autopsy has confirmed that Chilean President Salvador Allende committed suicide during the 1973 coup that toppled...

Was Pablo Neruda Murdered?

John Lundberg | Posted 08.03.2011 | Books
John Lundberg

Pablo Neruda once wrote, "We all arrive by different streets, by unequal languages, at Silence." But just how the great poet arrived at his ultimate silence is the subject of heated debate in his home country, Chile.

Desposed Chilean President To Get Autopsy -- 38 Years Later

AP | By FEDERICO QUILODRAN and EVA VERGARA | Posted 07.27.2011 | World

SANTIAGO, Chile -- A dental review has confirmed that the remains pulled from Salvador Allende's tomb in Chile are those of of the deposed president, ...