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    While memorials were held across the US for the ninth anniversary of 9/11, we remember another 9/11: September 11th, 1973, when Salvador Allende, the democratically elected president of Chile, died in the palace as US-backed Pinochet forces rose to power. We speak with Juan Garcés, a personal adviser to Allende. He was the sole adviser to survive the coup and its aftermath. [includes rush transcript]
    September 15, 2010 | Story
  • Isabell_allende_2010_0503
    Renowned Chilean novelist Isabel Allende joins us in our studio to talk about her new book, Island Beneath the Sea, her first novel in four years. The story takes readers back 200 years in time to the slave uprising that led to the creation of the world’s first independent black republic, Haiti. Allende also discusses the new Arizona immigration law, the new Chilean president Sebastián Piñera, the earthquake in Chile, and the rise of...
    May 03, 2010 | Story
  • Kissinger_pinochet
    A newly declassified document offers new evidence that former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger canceled a warning against carrying out a secret program of international political assassinations just days before former Chilean ambassador Orlando Letelier and his American colleague, Ronni Moffitt, were killed in Washington, DC. We speak with Peter Kornbluh of the National Security Archives. [includes rush transcript]
    April 12, 2010 | Story
  • Chilean-flag
    The death toll from Saturday’s massive earthquake in Chile has reached close to 800 and is expected to rise. Aid has yet to reach many areas hardest hit by the quake, including the southern city of Concepción, which accounts for nearly half of the death toll. We go to Chile to discuss the latest developments with Eva Salinas, editor of the Santiago Times. [includes rush transcript]
    March 03, 2010 | Story
  • Chile-earthquake
    Even as the people of southern Chile continue to grapple with the rising death toll and the devastation wrought by Saturday’s massive earthquake, many seismologists believe the wreckage could have been far worse. The 8.8-magnitude earthquake that struck Chile early Saturday morning was 500 times more powerful than the 7.0-magnitude earthquake that struck Haiti on January 12th of this year. But it caused only a fraction of the casualties...
    March 01, 2010 | Story
  • Isabell_allende_2008-0407
    Bestselling Chilean writer Isabel Allende is world-renowned for her narrative craft and gripping stories that blend the mythical with the personal. She has written over a dozen books that have sold fifty-one million copies. Her debut novel in 1982, The House of the Spirits, chronicled four generations of a Chilean family through the tumult of that country’s political history. It is a history that is intertwined with Allende’s own. Her latest...
    April 07, 2008 | Story
  • Heraldo Munoz, the Chilean Ambassador to the United Nations, has revealed new details of how the United States bullied and threatened other countries to support the Iraq war. Munoz has written an account of the period, A Solitary War: A Diplomat’s Chronicle of the Iraq War and Its Lessons. [includes rush transcript]
    March 27, 2008 | Story
  • Chilean poet and Nobel laureate Pablo Neruda would have turned 100 years old this week. We speak with poet and professor Martin Espada who teaches creative writing, Latino poetry, and the work of Pablo Neruda. He recently returned from Chile where he was invited to participate in the celebration of the Neruda centenary.
    July 16, 2004 | Story
  • The family of Chilean military Commander Rene Schneider, who was killed thirty-one years ago during a botched kidnapping by rightwing coup plotters supported by the US, filed a lawsuit yesterday in a US federal court. The lawsuit accuses former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and former CIA Chief Richard Helms, among others, of involvement in covert operations that led to Schneider’s assassination. [includes rush transcript]
    September 11, 2001 | Story
  • Detectives and police paid a visit to former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger on Monday night at the Ritz Hotel inParis. In a summons translated aloud by the hotel manager, they asked if Kissinger would help judge Roger Le Loirewith his investigation of the murder of five French youths by the Pinochet regime in Chile in the 1970s. Kissingerignored the summons, saying later that he was too busy.
    June 01, 2001 | Story