The retrospective history of Chile
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The history of Chile in general
The Allende Era (to 1973)
- Allende's Chile, 1972
- By John Foran, Department of Sociology, University of
California, Santa Barbara. A role playing learning
project. The case visits the site of a meeting Allende
held with his coalition partners in Lo Curro, in 1972,
in which various proposals were put forward for dealing
with social problems and sustaining the project of
U.S. overthrows Chilean democracy (1963-1973)
- A model operation - Covert action in Chile:
- From Ralph McGehee. United States ran covert actions in Chile
between 1963 and 1973 leading to the ascension of General
Pinochet. The U.S. Government's official report of this
covert action said this operation epitomizes CIA covert
- CIA, AFL-CIO, and Pinochet
- Kim Scipes. History of AFL involvement in South America
since 1919, but especially, with CIA funding since the
'60s, and the project to overthrow Chilean democracy
from 1970. The work of the AIFLD network in labor
- Hot Debate over Extent of US Intervention
- By Gustavo Gonzalez, IPS. Right and left-wing senators in
Chile argue over the extent of US intervention against
the government of Salvador Allende. Also on the occasion
of the 25th anniversary of the coup, former US ambassador
to Chile provided new information on CIA intervention
in the 1964 presidential elections in Chile, when Christian
Democrat Eduardo Frei Montalva - the father of current
President Eduardo Frei - defeated Allende and his coalition
of socialists and communists with the support of right-wing
- Still Hidden: A Full Record Of What the U.S.
Did in Chile
- By Peter Kornbluh, Washington Post. The historical
record of U.S. support for the former Chilean dictator
remains desaparecido--disappeared--like so many victims of
his violent regime. In the wake of Gen. Pinochet's arrest
in London a year ago, the Clinton administration has been
conducting a special "Chile Declassification Project."
- A selected list of some U.S. citizens,
organizations, and intelligence officials who were involved
in Chilean affairs in the 1970s
- From Public Information Research, Inc. Each entry accompanied
by citations to documentation (75Kb).
- Castro Speaks On U.S. Role In 1973 Coup In
- By Fidel Castro.For the first time in history, a new experience
was developed in Chile: the attempt to bring about the
revolution by peaceful means, by legal means. And Allende
was given the understanding and support of all the world in
his effort - not only of the international Communist movement,
but of very different political inclinations as well.
- US Documents Confirm Destabilisation of
- By Jim Lobe, IPS. Declassified U.S. documents add new
details to the Washington campaign of 25 years ago to
destablise the government of President Salvador Allende
of Chile which culminated in a bloody military coup.
- Augusto Pinochet Report: Documents Show U.S.
Knew of Pinochet Crackdown
- By Karen DeYoung and Vernon Loeb. Washington Post.
Days after the bloody 1973 coup that that overthrew Chilean
President Salvador Allende, the CIA mission in Chile
reported to Washington that the new government of Gen.
Augusto Pinochet planned "severe repression"
against its opponents and "the line between people
killed during attacks on security forces and those
captured and executed immediately has become increasingly
- Declassified Documents Detail US Role in
- Weekly News Update on the Americas National
Security Archive posted declassified US government
documents on its web site which detail US attempts
from 1970 to 1973 to prevent Allende from taking
office and later to remove him from office. The
documents include notes taken by Director of Central
Intelligence Richard Helms at a White House meeting
with President Richard Nixon, Attorney General John
Mitchell and National Security Adviser Henry Kissinger.
The Pinochet dictatorship (1973-1990)
- Official secret documents from Chile prove
the existence of Operation Condor
- In El Pais. Official documents from the Chilean Exterior
Relations Ministry prove the existence of Operation Condor,
which was responsible of the extermination of thousands of
civilians in South America. Operation Condor was established
during the I Interamerican Reunion on Military Intelligence
that took place in Chile on November 25, 1975.
- Role of former high official in Pinochet
dictatorship is now subject of pointed questions in United
- From Institute for Public Accuracy. Jose Pinera was Chile's
Minister of Labor and Social Security from 1978 to 1980 and
is now co-chair of the Cato Institute's Project on Social
- Pinochet arrest raises new questions in
- By Institute for Public Accuracy. The arrest of former
Chilean dictator Gen. Augusto Pinochet has focused new
attention on the record of his regime, which remained
in power for 17 years after the 1973 coup that toppled
Chile's democratically elected government.
- Under the Dictatorship
- Re the militarization of society after 1973; the creation
in 1975 of the DINA secret police. The violation of the
constitution and of human rights. The opposition and the
1988 plebescite (98 Kb).
- ICFTU mourns death of Manuel Bustos, one of
Chile's primary fighters against dictatorship
- ICFTU Online. Manuel Bustos, a long-time champion and fighter
against the Pinochet dictatorship and for democracy and
workers rights in Chile died yesterday in Santiago. The
government has announced three official days of mourning,
followed by a state funeral, which will be attended by
- Preventing the pending release of Augusto
- Author recalls the cruel violation of women under the Pinochet
dictatorship in support of a lobbying effort to have him
tried in England.
- US Inquiry May Link Pinochet to Letelier
- By Gustavo Gonzalez, IPS. The US Justice Department's
decision to re-open investigations into the 1976
assassination of a former Chilean foreign minister,
Orlando Letelier and his assistant, could mean the eventual
implication of former dictator Augusto Pinochet in