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  • Commie Student To Former Soviet Citizen:“Socialism Throws People Like You Into Labor Camps!”

    05/18/2016 11:00:13 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 34 replies
    Ironically I was having a discussion this morning about Franco, Pinochet and Diem with two of my employees as to whether or not it was right to support them and other dictators simply for being anti-communist. After watching this movie, we all agreed it was for the best.

    02/19/2004 11:56:57 PM PST · by kattracks · 10 replies · 187+ views
    New York Post ^ | 2/20/04
    <p>February 20, 2004 -- Remember "Missing," the 1982 movie by left-wing director Costa-Gavras, which starred Jack Lemmon and Sissy Spacek? The hit film accused the U.S. government of complicity in the disappearance and murder of a young New Yorker in the days following the 1973 military coup that toppled Chile's Marxist president, Salvador Allende, from power.</p>
  • Jewish groups assail Chilean art school which promotes Nazi ideology

    03/30/2014 1:59:05 AM PDT · by zoharm · 4 replies
    The “Art school, President General Augusto Pinochet Ugarte” is set to open on the southern island of Chiloe.
  • Dictator tortured victims with Julio Iglesias music

    09/21/2013 11:22:24 AM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 82 replies
    The Local (Spain) ^ | 12 Sep 2013 16:38 GMT+02:00
    Songs by the Spanish crooner Julio Iglesias were used "to inflict psychological and physical damage" on prisoners detained during the military dictatorship of Chile's Augusto Pinochet. Dr Katia Chornik, a researcher at Manchester University, has looked into how the military dictator employed songs by Spain's most internationally celebrated singer as part of a "torture soundtrack". Other songs by former Beatle George Harrison, Italian pop artist Gigi l'Amoroso and the soundtrack to Stanley Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange were played over and over again at high volume in the countless torture houses and concentration camps of Chile's dictatorship years. "Pinochet's system used...
  • Chilean Film “No” Perpetuates Soviet Propaganda

    03/16/2013 8:58:15 AM PDT · by Parmenio · 16 replies
    Insight Sur ^ | March 4, 2013 | Insight Sur
    Chilean film “No” recently vaulted into international consciousness after winning the Art Cinema Award at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival, for its depiction of a plebiscite in 1988, in which General Augusto Pinochet peacefully relinquished his power after 7 years and 6 months as President. The film generated a wave of international coverage, and brought the spotlight back to the administration of Pinochet, who passed away in 2006. Much of the focus of attention has placed more emphasis on his administration than the film itself. In 1976, the KGB approved “Operation TOUCAN,” as a propaganda initiative to capitalize on Pinochet’s...
  • Argentine priest kidnapped in Dirty War reconciled w/ Pope Francis (Don't blame Pope for Pinochet)

    03/15/2013 9:24:51 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 29 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | March 15, 2013 | Brian Roewe
    An Argentine priest kidnapped and tortured during the South American country’s “dirty war” said Friday that he has since reconciled with Pope Francis. Jesuit Fr. Francisco Jalics was kidnapped in 1976 along with a fellow priest by the military junta who ran the government as a dictatorship from 1976-1983, Argentina’s “dirty war.” The Associated Press reported Friday that the priest, through a statement on the German Jesuits’ website, said he and Francis met “years later,” believed to be in 2000, to discuss the events. “Following that, we celebrated Mass publicly together and hugged solemnly. I am reconciled to the events...
  • The Left's Big Lie On Allende

    07/21/2011 6:19:43 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 21, 2011 | Staff
    History: President Salvador Allende of Chile really did commit suicide in 1973, an inquest concluded on Tuesday. Now will the Left stop saying the U.S. and Chile's army did him in? Except perhaps for Che Guevara, no one has quite been the heroic totem to the global left than the late Marxist president of Chile, whose death in 1973 made him a martyr to socialism. Allende seemingly legitimized socialism as a democratically elected leader, the first Marxist who in 1970 didn't shoot his way to power.That gave the left hope for more. Elected with just 36% of the vote in...
  • About Chile's 'Miracle'

    03/21/2011 5:21:27 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | March 21, 2011 | Staff
    Economy: President Obama had nothing but praise for Chile's democracy and economic miracle, declaring it a model "for the region and world." So why is he obstructing the same reforms in the U.S. that gave Chile its success? Arriving Monday in Santiago on the second leg of his Latin American tour, the president told El Mercurio he picked Chile as one of his three stops because: "The Chilean experience, and more particularly its successful democratic transition and sustained economic growth, is a model for the region and the world. ... It is also a powerful example of how the opportunities...
  • Cheers for Chile’s Chicago Boys (Milton Friedman's legacy - South America’s most prosperous nation)

    03/02/2008 10:35:31 AM PST · by neverdem · 21 replies · 771+ views
    City Journal ^ | Winter 2008 | Guy Sorman
    Milton Friedmanesque reforms helped create South America’s most prosperous nation.There are now two South Americas,” says Chilean economist Rolf Lüders, a former prime minister under Augusto Pinochet. The old South America, which remains mired in populism and Marxist rhetoric, includes Argentina, Bolivia, Ecuador, Nicaragua, and Venezuela. The new South America is democratic and free-market-oriented, and includes Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Paraguay, Peru, and Uruguay. Chile is undoubtedly the most prosperous and stable country in the group, with an annual real growth rate averaging 5.5 percent over the last 15 years and a per-capita annual income of $12,000, the highest...
  • The Chilean Model

    12/27/2010 5:32:48 PM PST · by Kaslin · 48 replies · 4+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | December 27, 2010 | Staff
    Pensions: Nearly 30 years ago, on the very day Ronald Reagan was sworn in as U.S. president, Chile became the first nation to privatize its social security system. Three decades hence, it has surpassed all expectations. Decades ago, Chile's then-military dictatorship shuddered at a proposal from then-Labor Minister Jose Pinera to privatize Chile's liability-laden pension system. The military men argued that the public was too ignorant to manage its own affairs and only government's firm hand could be trusted to provide. Pinera explained that the pension liabilities the government then couldn't pay were not only perfectly payable, but could be...
  • How Milton Friedman Saved Chile

    03/03/2010 11:08:04 AM PST · by mbarker12474 · 4 replies · 502+ views
    Bret Stevens in the Wall Street Journal ^ | 1 March 2010 | Bret Stevens, WSJ
    "Milton Friedman has been dead for more than three years. But his spirit was surely hovering protectively over Chile in the early morning hours of Saturday. Thanks largely to him, the country has endured a tragedy that elsewhere would have been an apocalypse." ... "As for Chile, Pinochet appointed a succession of Chicago Boys to senior economic posts. By 1990, the year he ceded power, per capita GDP had risen by 40% (in 2005 dollars) even as Peru and Argentina stagnated. Pinochet's democratic successors—all of them nominally left-of-center—only deepened the liberalization drive. Result: Chileans have become South America's richest people....
  • Test for Chile’s Coalition in Presidential Election

    01/16/2010 7:38:08 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 7 replies · 248+ views
    The New York Times ^ | January 16, 2010 | Alexei Barrionuevo
    SANTIAGO, Chile — Facing the prospect that Chile could swing to the right for the first time in two decades, Eduardo Frei took the stage in the working-class neighborhood of La Granja and pressed his leftist credentials one more time. “We are going to win by a nose,” Mr. Frei confidently declared last week, to the tepid applause of flag-waving supporters, some swinging hammer-and-sickle Communist Party flags. One month after the center-right billionaire Sebastián Piñera won the first round of Chile’s presidential election with 44 percent of the vote,
  • Politico 'Hearts' Left-Wing Blog Think Progress; Says Glenn Beck is Blog’s New Target

    10/11/2009 8:21:36 PM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 17 replies · 1,110+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | October 11, 2009 | Jeff Poor
    If there was any question which side of the ideological blogosphere a lot of the inside-the-beltway media establishment go to regularly, Politico may have just cleared that up. In an Oct. 11 Politico story headlined "Think Progress makes its mark," which was the top story on its Web site that evening, Daniel Libit paid reverence to the left-wing Center for American Progress' Think Progress blog. "Can a liberal blog launched in the midst of the Bush era - a blog that once obsessed over Alberto Gonzales, Donald Rumsfeld, Karl Rove and the outing of Valerie Plame - still make its...
  • Augusto Pinochet--Some Perspective

    06/10/2009 10:22:11 PM PDT · by slickeroo · 17 replies · 1,245+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | 6/10/09 | Humberto Fontova
    Augusto Pinochet--Some Perspective By Humberto Fontova Tuesday, June 9, 2009 To read the mainstream media you’d think that in Sept. 1973 Augusto Pinochet’s villainous henchmen, while twirling their pointy black mustaches and snickering maliciously, overthrew a Chilean “president” (Salvador Allende) somewhere on the order of Jimmy Carter. Then these ghouls lined up 3,000 harmless sociology professors and innocent leftist parliamentarians and shot them—for the sheer heck of it. The real story, as you might imagine, is a tad more complicated—despite the media and academia’s Black Legend regarding Chile.
  • Alleged Pinochet victim turns up alive in Chile

    11/19/2008 9:04:56 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 9 replies · 551+ views
    AP ^ | Nov 18, 2008 | EDUARDO GALLARDO
    <p>SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — The reappearance of a man who was officially dead has shaken and outraged some in Chile, a nation that mourns 1,196 other political prisoners who vanished in the hands of a military dictatorship.</p> <p>Human rights judge Carlos Gajardo said Tuesday he was questioning German Cofre, who turned up alive this month — and with a second family in Argentina.</p>
  • The Torture Colony

    10/28/2008 9:17:29 AM PDT · by forkinsocket · 10 replies · 998+ views
    The American Scholar ^ | Autumn 2008 | Bruce Falconer
    In a remote part of Chile, an evil German evangelist built a utopia whose members helped the Pinochet regime perform its foulest deeds Deep in the Andean foothills of Chile’s central valley lives a group of German expatriates, the members of a utopian experiment called Colonia Dignidad. They have resided there for decades, separate from the community around them, but widely known and admired, and respected for their cleanliness, their wealth, and their work ethic. Their land stretches across 70 square miles, rising gently from irrigated farmland to low, forested hills, against a backdrop of snowcapped mountains. Today Colonia Dignidad...
  • The Other September 11

    09/11/2008 9:38:33 AM PDT · by B-Chan · 4 replies · 242+ views ^ | 2008.09.11 | Bruce Lewis
    The Other September 11 On 11 September 1973, in response to formal requests by his nation's judiciary and legislature, General Augusto Pinochet led a military coup against the regime of the elected president of Chile, Salvador Allende, an avowed Marxist whose government had placed foreign agents of revolution in positions of power, stolen the private property of Chilean citizens, nationalized many of the country's major industries, and wrecked Chile's economy and sense of public order. The coup succeded: stolen property was returned, the foreign terrorists with Chile were hunted down and eliminated, and law and order were restored to the...
  • Pinochet Family Arrested In Chile

    10/04/2007 6:02:13 PM PDT · by blam · 14 replies · 417+ views
    BBC ^ | 10-4-2007
    Pinochet family arrested in Chile US bank accounts were found in the name of Pinochet and his relatives The widow and five children of Chile's former military ruler, Gen Augusto Pinochet, have been arrested on charges of embezzlement. They are accused of illegally transferring $27m (£13.2m) to foreign bank accounts during the general's time in power between 1973 and 1990. A judge ordered 17 other suspects to be held, including aides to Gen Pinochet. Gen Pinochet died in December 2006 before he could stand trial on charges of corruption and human rights abuses. More than 3,000 people were killed or...
  • The Other 9-11

    09/10/2007 11:51:41 PM PDT · by B-Chan · 15 replies · 572+ views ^ | 2007.09.11 | Bitpig [B-chan]
    The Other 911 On 11 September 1973, in response to formal requests by his nation's judiciary and legislature, General Augusto Pinochet led a military coup against the regime of the elected president of Chile, Salvador Allende. Allende, an avowed Marxist, had placed foreign agents in positions of power, stolen the private property of Chilean citizens, nationalized many of the country's major industries, and wrecked Chile's economy and sense of public order. The coup succeeded. A military junta assumed control over Chile. Under their rule, stolen property was returned, foreign terrorists within and without Chile were hunted down and eliminated, and...
  • Two Dictators of Chile: Salvador Allende and Augusto Pinochet

    06/07/2007 3:55:08 PM PDT · by G. Stolyarov II · 327+ views
    Associated Content ^ | June 4, 2007 | G. Stolyarov II
    Two dictators, Salvador Allende and Augusto Pinochet, both brought tremendous suffering upon the Chilean people -- one through his socialist policies and nationalization of industry, and the other through systematic campaigns of terror.