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  • TWENTY YEARS AGO, ON SEPTEMBER 21, 1976, THREE PEOPLE WERE DRIVING IN A CAR ALONG WASHINGTON DC’S EMBASSY ROW. THE CAR EXPLODED KILLING TWO OF THE THREE OCCUPANTS, FORMER CHILEAN AMBASSADOR ORLANDO LETELIER AND 25 YEAR OLD RONNI MOFFITT. RONNI’S HUSBAND MICHAEL WAS THROWN FROM THE CAR, RECEVING ONLY MINOR INJURIES. THE KILLINGS HAPPENED IN THE WAKE OF THE 1973 US SUPPORTED COUP IN CHILE, SUPPORTED BY THEN NATIONAL SECURiTY ADVISOR...
    Sep 20, 1996 | Story
  • TWENTY YEARS AGO ON SEPTEMBER 21, 1976, THREE PEOPLE WERE DRIVING IN A CAR ALONG WASHINGTON DC’S EMBASSY ROW. THE CAR EXPLODED KILLING TWO OF THE THREE OCCUPANTS, FORMER CHILEAN AMBASSADOR ORLANDO LETELIER AND 25 YEAR OLD RONNI MOFFITT. RONNI’S HUSBAND MICHAEL WAS THROWN FROM THE CAR, RECEVING ONLY MINOR INJURIES. THE KILLINGS HAPPENED IN THE WAKE OF THE 1973 US SUPPORTED COUP IN CHILE, SUPPORTED BY THEN NATIONAL SECUIRTY ADVISOR ...
    Sep 20, 1996 | Story
  • Twenty-five years ago today the democratically elected government of Chilean President Salvador Allende was overthrown in a U.S. backed coup. Afterward, Chileans endured a dictatorship that resulted in thousands dead and imprisoned. During the current domestic scandal, views have emerged suggesting Clinton and previous presidents should have been impeached, but for different reasons. They include aiding the overthrow of a democratically...
    Sep 11, 1998 | Story
  • Twenty-five years ago today, on September 16, 1973, the legendary Chilean folk singer Victor Jara was executed at the National Stadium (Estadio Chile) in Santiago, Chile. He had endured days of torture in the very stadium he had performed in dozens of times before. Victor Jara’s execution came as the democratically elected government of Salvador Allende had just been overthrown in a CIA-backed military coup that would soon bring the...
    Sep 16, 1998 | Story
  • Chile’s former dictator Augusto Pinochet today sits in custody in a London hospital after he was arrested on Saturday by British authorities and charged with the crimes of genocide and terrorism. He awaits possible extradition to Spain to stand trial for the disappearance and death of scores of Spanish citizens, as well as people of various nationalities.
    Oct 19, 1998 | Story
  • Over 1,000 Chilean exiles marched yesterday through the streets of Barcelona, Spain, in support of the extradition of former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet to face charges of genocide, torture and terrorism. Spain’s high court judge Baltasar Garzon issued an international arrest warrant last Saturday against Pinochet, and has since widened his charges to include the disappearance and killing of the 94 people that were abducted from...
    Oct 21, 1998 | Story
  • The Spanish judge seeking the extradition of Chile’s Augusto Pinochet formally charged the ex-dictator today with crimes against humanity and asked for a freeze on his assets worldwide.
    Dec 10, 1998 | Story
  • Among the thousands of victims of the regime of Augusto Pinochet, there were at least three American citizens killed. Ronnie Moffit was a research assistant to Orlando Letelier, the former Foreign Minister of Chile — she and Letelier were blown up in Washington, D.C. by Pinochet’s secret police. There were also two Americans who were executed by the Chilean military days after the 1973 coup: a U.S. writer and film maker named...
    Dec 10, 1998 | Story
  • Twenty-five years ago, on September 16, 1973, the legendary Chilean folk singer Victor Jara was executed at the National Stadium (Estadio Chile) in Santiago, Chile. He had endured days of torture in the very stadium he had performed in dozens of times before. Victor Jara’s execution came as the democratically elected government of Salvador Allende had just been overthrown in a CIA-backed military coup that would soon bring the brutal...
    Dec 25, 1998 | Story
  • Britain’s House of Lords today decided the fate of former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet, who now faces extradition to Spain on charges of genocide, torture and murder. He was arrested last October 16 in London while undergoing minor back surgery, and has been held there pending a final decision on his legal status. Judge Baltasar Garzon of Spain issued the international arrest warrant, and is seeking to try him for brutal human...
    Mar 24, 1999 | Story