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The Other 9/11: Chile Marks 49 Years Since U.S.-Supported Coup Toppled Salvador Allende

HeadlineSep 12, 2022

In Chile, protesters marked another 9/11 Sunday: the 49th anniversary of the U.S.-backed military coup that ousted democratically elected Salvador Allende and led to a 17-year dictatorship led by General Augusto Pinochet. Chile’s President Gabriel Boric called for an intensive search of people who disappeared after the 1973 coup.

President Gabriel Boric: “Let’s relentlessly keep searching for the detained and disappeared 1,192 — 1,192 detained who went missing and that we still don’t know where they are. This is unacceptable, intolerable. We can’t normalize it.”

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