Date: Thu, 3 Sep 98 16:49:15 CDT
From: Institute for Public Accuracy <email@example.com>
Subject: 25 Years After Coup: Is Chile a Model?
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Sept. 11 Will Mark Quarter Century Since Military Takeover
From Institute for Public Accuracy
3 September 1998
Interviews available: 25th anniversary of momentous coup in Chile
Twenty-five years ago -- on Sept. 11, 1973 -- the military
seized power in Chile. President Salvador Allende died in the
bloody coup, which ushered in more than a decade and a half of
dictatorship under Gen. Augusto Pinochet. In 1989, Chile returned
to a democratic system with a civilian government.
The upcoming quarter-century anniversary provides an
opportunity to examine the realities of recent Chilean history as
well as key economic issues that currently loom large in Chile
and elsewhere in the Western Hemisphere
During the past two decades, Chile has led the way for
privatization of pensions and other programs that were formerly
government services. Some advocates of privatizing Social
Security in the United States now cite Chile as a model.
The following researchers can be contacted directly for
interviews on the economics and politics of Chile, past and
- TERESA GHILARDUCCI, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Teresa Ghilarducci is an associate professor of economics at
the University of Notre Dame. She has written about the economics
of pension reform in Chile.
- FERNANDO LEIVA, email@example.com
- Fernando Leiva is co-author of "Democracy and Poverty in
Chile: The Limits to Electoral Politics."
- KATHLEEN VICKERY, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Kathleen Vickery is a longtime researcher on politics and
human rights in Chile, where she lived from 1989 to 1995. Vickery
recently returned to her home in California after a three-week
visit to Chile this summer.
- JOHN B. WILLIAMSON, email@example.com
- A professor of sociology at Boston College and author of
several books on economic security, John Williamson is an expert
on privatization in Chile and its lessons for Social Security in
the United States.
For more information, contact Sam Husseini at the Institute for
Public Accuracy, (202) 347-0020.