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  • CIA 1, HOLLYWOOD 0

    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
    brucelewis.com ^ | 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
    brucelewis.com ^ | 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.
  • Posthumous letter by lonely Pinochet justifies '73 coup

    12/25/2006 9:18:17 PM PST · by CutePuppy · 15 replies · 3,789+ views
    AP ^ | December 25, 2006 | Eduardo Gallardo
    Posthumous letter by lonely Pinochet justifies '73 coup Monday, December 25, 2006 Eduardo Gallardo Associated Press Santiago, Chile -- In a letter to Chileans written to be published after his death, Gen. Augusto Pinochet expressed regret for the bloody 1973 coup that put him in power but said it was necessary and he called the abuses under his regime inevitable. His fate was public shunning and unimagined loneliness, he said in the message made public Sunday. The former dictator, who died Dec. 10 of heart failure at age 91, said the military takeover avoided civil war and a Marxist dictatorship,...
  • Castro, Pinochet and Human Rights

    12/20/2006 11:04:06 AM PST · by slickeroo · 4 replies · 604+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 12/20/06 | Humberto Fontova
    Castro, Pinochet , and Human Rights Humberto Fontova Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2006 Two former Latin American heads of state have been much in the news lately. One because he passed away; the other because his death seems imminent. The terms "human rights abuses," along with "murders and tortures" appear consistently in the articles on one while being almost completely absent from the ones on the other, where the terms "gains in health-care and literacy" predominate. One jailed more political prisoners as a percentage of population than Hilter and Stalin — and for three times as long. Modern history's longest-suffering political...
  • General Augusto Pinochet Is Dead

    12/19/2006 7:13:11 PM PST · by Rodney King · 16 replies · 638+ views
    Von Mises Institute ^ | 12/16/06 | George Reisman
    On Sunday, December 10, General Augusto Pinochet of Chile died, at the age of 91. General Pinochet deserves to be remembered for having rescued his country from becoming the second Soviet satellite in the Western hemisphere, after Castro’s Cuba, and, like the Soviet Union, and Cuba under Castro, a totalitarian dictatorship. The General is denounced again and again for the death or disappearance of over 3,000 Chilean citizens and the alleged torture of thousands more. It may well be that some substantial number of innocent Chilean citizens did die or disappear or otherwise suffered brutal treatment as the result of...
  • Grandson of slain general fired for spitting on Pinochet coffin

    12/21/2006 8:33:28 PM PST · by Kitten Festival · 16 replies · 741+ views
    Agencia EFE ^ | 21 Dec 2006 | Staff
    Santiago, Dec 21 (EFE).- A Chilean municipality's decision to fire the grandson of a general murdered on the orders of former dictator Augusto Pinochet who spit on the coffin at last week's wake for the late strongman drew condemnation Thursday from politicians. Francisco Cuadrado Prats, a 39-year-old artist whose grandparents were killed in Argentina in 1974 by agents of the dictatorship, was beaten by Pinochet loyalists and arrested after producing what he later described to reporters as "an expectoration of disdain."
  • Michelle Bachelet: a Pinochet-hating a Soviet apparatchik

    12/16/2006 12:46:46 PM PST · by lqclamar · 93 replies · 1,496+ views
    10/18/2006 | self
    Michelle Bachelet is the current commie president of Chile who made news all week by trashing Gen. Augusto Pinochet after he died. She adamantly refused to give state recognition for Pinochet's funeral, as is customary for former Chilean presidents when they die. Before his death Bachelet was one of the main driving forces attempting to get Pinochet prosecuted for "war crimes" against the dozens of Castro-backed marxist terror cells that he stamped out during his rule. At the funeral earlier this week Pinochet's grandson Augusto Pinochet Molina, a Chilean army captain, praised his grandfather's legacy. Bachelet retaliated against Molina for...
  • Far from being an evil dictator, Pinochet rescued Chile

    12/14/2006 4:43:15 PM PST · by Fred Nerks · 16 replies · 731+ views
    The Australian ^ | December 15, 2006 | James Whelan
    Contrary to conventional wisdom, former Chilean autocrat Augusto Pinochet averted civil war and saved millions from the destruction of socialism SIX months before Salvador Allende was overthrown on September 11, 1973, Volodia Teitelboim told an interviewer for the Communist Party daily newspaper in Santiago that if civil war were to come, then 500,000 to one million Chileans would die. Teitelboim knew whereof he spoke. He was then the No.2 man in the Chilean Communist Party, the third largest in the Western world (after France and Italy), and a senior partner in Allende's Marxist-Leninist government. The Communists were then planning to...
  • James Whelan: Far from being an evil dictator, Pinochet rescued Chile

    12/14/2006 10:14:42 AM PST · by rellimpank · 5 replies · 507+ views
    The Australian ^ | 14 Dec 06
    Contrary to conventional wisdom, former Chilean autocrat Augusto Pinochet averted civil war and saved millions from the destruction of socialism -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- December 15, 2006 SIX months before Salvador Allende was overthrown on September 11, 1973, Volodia Teitelboim told an interviewer for the Communist Party daily newspaper in Santiago that if civil war were to come, then 500,000 to one million Chileans would die. Teitelboim knew whereof he spoke. He was then the No.2 man in the Chilean Communist Party, the third largest in the Western world (after France and Italy), and a senior partner in Allende's Marxist-Leninist government. The Communists...
  • Allende: the untold story

    12/14/2006 8:02:01 AM PST · by 13Sisters76 · 19 replies · 1,427+ views
    Front Page ^ | Dec. 14, 2006 | Humberto Fontova
    Allende: The Untold Story By Humberto Fontova FrontPageMagazine.com | December 14, 2006 To read the mainstream media lately you'd think Augusto Pinochet's villainous henchmen, while twirling their pointy black moustaches and snickering maliciously, overthrew a Chilean "President" (Salvador Allende) somewhere on the order of Jimmy Carter. Then they lined up 3000 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/academia Black Legend regarding Chile. Upon Stalin's death in 1953, Chilean Communists held a "Homage to Stalin" in Santiago's Baquedano...
  • Grandson of Pinochet to leave Chile army

    12/13/2006 6:01:16 PM PST · by Rodney King · 10 replies · 384+ views
    yahoo ^ | today | EDUARDO GALLARDO
    ANTIAGO, Chile - The grandson of Gen. Augusto Pinochet will soon leave Chile's army after causing an uproar with his eulogy that denounced judges who had tried the late dictator, his father said Wednesday. ADVERTISEMENT Capt. Augusto Pinochet Molina, 34, defended his grandfather's bloody 1973 coup at his funeral Tuesday and said judges who later sought to prosecute him were seeking "notoriety, not justice" — a comment that brought applause from mourners and censure from the president. The reaction demonstrated yet again the deep divisions in Chile over the former military dictatorship. President Michelle Bachelet — herself once imprisoned under...
  • Persistent Persecution of Pinochet

    12/12/2006 9:26:17 AM PST · by Dqban22 · 12 replies · 639+ views
    The New American | April 10, 2000 | James R. Whelan
    Persistent Persecution of Pinochet by James R. Whelan THE NEW AMERICAN April 10, 200 Under General Pinochet¡¯s leadership, an incipient Communist dictatorship in Chile was stopped cold. Rather than suffer excoriation at the hands of the media, this man should be honored as a hero. A longtime foreign correspondent in Latin America, James R. Whelan is the author of six published books, including a history of Chile acclaimed by the principal newspaper of that country as, "without question, the most complete history of our country published in this century," with the exception of the country¡¯s own two leading historians. The...
  • A Dictator's Double Standard ( Pinochet versus Castro )

    12/12/2006 7:07:09 AM PST · by george76 · 36 replies · 1,117+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | December 12, 2006
    Pinochet tortured and murdered. His legacy is Latin America's most successful country. In the past 15 years, Chile's economy has grown at twice the regional average, and its poverty rate has been halved. It's leaving behind the developing world, where all of its neighbors remain mired. It also has a vibrant democracy... Like it or not, Mr. Pinochet had something to do with this success. To the dismay of every economic minister in Latin America, he introduced the free-market policies that produced the Chilean economic miracle -- and that not even Allende's socialist successors have dared reverse. He also accepted...
  • A Dictator's Double Standard (Castro vs. Pinochet)

    12/12/2006 7:05:05 AM PST · by LdSentinal · 3 replies · 429+ views
    AUGUSTO PINOCHET, who died Sunday at the age of 91, has been vilified for three decades in and outside of Chile, the South American country he ruled for 17 years. For some he was the epitome of an evil dictator. That was partly because he helped to overthrow, with U.S. support, an elected president considered saintly by the international left: socialist Salvador Allende, whose responsibility for creating the conditions for the 1973 coup is usually overlooked. Mr. Pinochet was brutal: More than 3,000 people were killed by his government and tens of thousands tortured, mostly in his first three years....
  • THE 'BEST' DICTATOR

    12/12/2006 5:09:02 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 3 replies · 623+ views
    New York Post ^ | December 12, 2006 | JOHN O'SULLIVAN
    THE 'BEST' DICTATOR By JOHN O'SULLIVAN December 12, 2006 -- GEN. Augusto Pinochet, who died Sunday, was the most successful dictator of the 20th century - yet also one of the most vilified. Dictators are supposedly judged by two tests. How many people did they kill? And did they bring prosperity to their people? These two tests hang together because Marxists believed that their various ideological despotisms (in Cuba, China, the USSR) would eventually midwife a utopia - justifying their mass murders retrospectively. So how did individual dictators fare? Josef Stalin, Adolf Hitler and Mao Zedong each murdered tens of...
  • The Pinochet Paradox -- A Cold War dictator who paved the way for democracy

    12/12/2006 3:36:14 AM PST · by Zakeet · 3 replies · 956+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | December 12, 2006
    Augusto Pinochet died on Sunday at the age of 91, more than 18 years after he agreed to a 1988 plebiscite that turned him out of power. The standard Pinochet narrative is to emphasize the loss of liberty during the 17 years he ruled the country as a military dictator. The real story is more complicated. Though General Pinochet became a devil symbol of the international left, he was a far more complex figure and cannot be understood apart from the global Cold War conflict of which he and his country were a part. Pinochet's legacy is a paradox--a long...
  • Chilean priest, a Pinochet supporter, draws fire

    12/11/2006 5:16:00 PM PST · by Rodney King · 7 replies · 512+ views
    He's a regular on Mother Angelica's network Church officials here are under growing pressure to remove Fr. Raul Hasbun, a controversial TV figure, from Chile's Catholic University channel. Hasbun is a Santiago diocesan priest and a strong supporter of former dictator Augusto Pinochet Ugarte, under arrest in London following an extradition request by Spanish courts, Hasbun, 65, has a high profile in Chile. For many years he has delivered a "spiritual commentary" during the Catholic University channel's Friday evening news. He also conducts a regular feature on the Spanish-language edition of Mother Angelica's EWTN. His words have irritated many Chileans...
  • Gen. Augusto Pinochet -- hero of the Chilean people

    12/11/2006 5:10:10 PM PST · by Rodney King · 14 replies · 777+ views
    Enterstageright ^ | 5/29/2000 | Chuck Morse
    Gen. Augusto Pinochet -- hero of the Chilean people By Charles A. Morse web posted May 29, 2000 No one alive today is more loathed by the Communists and their fellow travelers and camp followers than Chilean General and former President Augusto Pinochet Ugarte. The reasons are two fold. Pinochet defeated the hated Communist terrorist militias, the internationally armed financed, and staffed "revolutionaries" on the battlefield and by doing so, ended their attempt to communize Chile in the name of "the people". Pinochet then "transformed" Chile into a peaceful democracy with one of the most prosperous economies in the region....
  • PINOCHET IS A HERO

    12/11/2006 5:08:35 PM PST · by Rodney King · 13 replies · 973+ views
    ericmargolis.com ^ | 10/22/1998 | Eric Margolis
    Archives > October 22, 1998 PINOCHET IS A HERO NEW YORK - Chile’s former strongman, Gen. Augusto Pinochet, is the Great Satan for leftists everywhere. This week, Pinochet, now a Chilean senator, was arrested in London, where he had gone for back surgery. Britain held the 82-year old retired general after a Spanish judge sought to have Pinochet extradited to Spain to face charges of ‘genocide, torture, and other crimes’ rising from the disappearance of Spanish marxists during Chile’s ‘dirty war’ of the 1970’s. Ironically, Cuba’s communist caudillo, Fidel Castro, whose firing squads have executed thousands, and whose prisons are...
  • The Case of Pinochet

    12/11/2006 10:51:55 AM PST · by SpaceBar · 1 replies · 362+ views
    The Dartmouth Review ^ | January 29, 2001 | Jeffrey Hart
    Though Augusto Pinochet, with the armed forces behind him, could have held on to power in Chile, he made a deal to bring about a peaceful transition to civilian rule. In return for resigning as head of state, he would not be prosecuted for alleged crimes during and after the coup against Chilean President Salvador Allende and, in addition, he would have a Senate seat for life. This could not affect the charges brought against him by a Spanish judge in a British court, which led to a period of house arrest in England; but it now seems that the...
  • Pinochet Is History

    12/11/2006 8:17:37 AM PST · by rellimpank · 30 replies · 819+ views
    NRO ^ | 11 Dec 06
    Pinochet Is History But how will it remember him? An NRO Symposium Former Chilean dicator Augusto Pinochet died Sunday at age 91. National Review Online asked some experts how he ought to be remembered
  • 'He [Pinochet] broke the chains of communism for us'

    12/11/2006 12:42:02 AM PST · by bruinbirdman · 80 replies · 1,298+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 12/12/06 | Jeremy McDermott
    To some he was a tyrant, to others a hero. In life and in death, Chileans remain divided over the former dictator As news of the death of Augusto Pinochet spread through Chile last night, scores of jubilant people blasted car horns and danced in the streets of the capital Santiago with relief at what they called the country's "liberation" from the last vestiges of the former dictator's control. But others wept outside the military hospital where he died aged 91, a week after a heart attack, singing in broken voices the national anthem and praises to their deceased general....
  • AUGUSTO PINOCHET DIES

    12/11/2006 2:06:28 AM PST · by Dawnsblood · 16 replies · 805+ views
    Publius Pundit ^ | 12/10/2006 | A.M. Mora y Leon
    Chile’s former military strongman, Augusto Pinochet, has died in Providencia, Chile at age 91. Half of Chile is rioting in joy and the other half is rioting in rage. It seems about fitting, because not only did this guy do good and bad things through his life, these acts spanned extremes.
  • Pinochet's Death Sparks Clashes in Chile

    12/10/2006 8:25:22 PM PST · by jdm · 15 replies · 585+ views
    AP via Forbes ^ | Dec 10, 2006 | EDUARDO GALLARDO
    Gen. Augusto Pinochet, who terrorized his opponents for 17 years after taking power in a bloody coup, died Sunday, putting an end to a decade of intensifying efforts to bring him to trial for human rights abuses blamed on his regime. He was 91. Violent clashes broke out between police and Pinochet opponents who threw rocks at cars and set up fire barricades on the city's main avenue. Police used tear gas and water cannons to disperse the crowd. Authorities said there were a number of arrests, but no immediate reports of injuries. Supporters saw Pinochet as a Cold War...
  • What Really Happened In Chile 30 Years Ago

    12/10/2006 6:01:03 PM PST · by Dqban22 · 61 replies · 1,862+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 9/12/2003 | James R. Whelan
    <p>Having recovered from the worst of his own socialist deliriums, George Orwell wrote, after viewing the carnage of the Civil War in Spain: "At an early age, I became aware that newspapers report no event correctly. But in Spain, I read for the first time articles which bore no relation to the facts, not even the relation implicit in an ordinary lie." Of no nation since would that doleful observation apply more keenly than to the Chile of Salvador Allende and of Augusto Pinochet.</p>
  • White House commends Chile for surviving 'difficult period' of Pinochet reign

    12/10/2006 5:14:10 PM PST · by indcons · 138 replies · 2,082+ views
    International Herald Tribune ^ | December 10, 2006 | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON: The White House on Sunday marked the death of former Chilean dictator Gen. Augusto Pinochet by calling his rule a "difficult period" and commending the country for establishing a free society. "Augusto Pinochet's dictatorship in Chile represented one of the most difficult periods in that nation's history," said White House spokesman Tony Fratto. "Our thoughts today are with the victims of his reign and their families. We commend the people of Chile for building a society based on freedom, the rule of law and respect for human rights." Pinochet terrorized his opponents for 17 years after taking power in...
  • Clashes break out after Pinochet's death

    12/10/2006 4:52:45 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 39 replies · 875+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/10/06 | Eduardo Gallardo - ap
    SANTIAGO, Chile - Gen. Augusto Pinochet, who terrorized his opponents for 17 years after taking power in a bloody coup, died Sunday, putting an end to a decade of intensifying efforts to bring him to trial for human rights abuses blamed on his regime. He was 91. Violent clashes broke out between police and Pinochet opponents who threw rocks at cars and set up fire barricades on the city's main avenue. Police used tear gas and water cannons to disperse the crowd. Authorities said there were a number of arrests, but no immediate reports of injuries. Hundreds of Pinochet supporters...
  • Chilean ex-dictator Augusto Pinochet dies at 91

    12/10/2006 4:56:57 PM PST · by sangfroid · 20 replies · 638+ views
    Reuters ^ | Dec 10 | By Pav Jordan
    SANTIAGO, Chile, Dec 10 (Reuters) - Former dictator Augusto Pinochet, who polarized Chile during his brutal 1973-1990 military rule and spent his old age fighting human rights, fraud and corruption charges, died on Sunday at 91 years old. Thousands of Chileans danced in the streets of the capital while others wept outside the military hospital where he died in a sign of how much Pinochet still divides his country. Police used water cannon and tear gas to keep revelers from getting too close to the government palace. Pinochet, a diabetic who had been in frail health for years, had an...
  • Pinochet death 'saddens' Thatcher

    12/10/2006 3:25:58 PM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 27 replies · 860+ views
    BBC News ^ | December 10, 2006
    Former Prime Minister Baroness Thatcher is "greatly saddened" by the death of Augusto Pinochet, said a spokesman. Chile's former military leader, who has died aged 91 in hospital, backed the UK during the Falklands conflict. Baroness Thatcher also pressed for his release after his arrest in London in 1998 over alleged human rights abuses. Foreign Secretary Margaret Beckett used the death to pay tribute to Chile's "remarkable progress" since Gen Pinochet left office. Mrs Beckett said Chile had become "an open, stable and prosperous democracy" since 1990. A spokesman for Baroness Thatcher said the former PM would not be issuing...
  • Pinochet Has Died

    12/10/2006 9:46:26 AM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 548 replies · 14,404+ views
    Fox News | 12-10-06
    Hell has a new employee...Pinochet is dead at 91.
  • Too long a life

    12/09/2006 4:48:08 PM PST · by sangfroid · 13 replies · 509+ views
    The Economist ^ | Dec 8th 2006 | SANTIAGO | From Economist.com
    Most Chileans want Augusto Pinochet out of the way WHEN Augusto Pinochet had what looked like a fatal heart attack earlier this week, many Chileans, even those who had supported his long dictatorship, thought it might be for the best. “It’s high time that God calls him,” suggested one pious, elderly lady. So when, a few days later, the former dictator made a remarkable recovery and was back on his feet, few in Santiago, the capital, seemed eager to cheer. The doctors at Santiago’s closely-controlled military hospital claim that Mr Pinochet is doing well because he has been getting excellent...
  • Legacies bind Castro, Pinochet in their twilight

    12/06/2006 12:13:22 PM PST · by Chi-townChief · 14 replies · 448+ views
    Yahoo!News ^ | Wed Dec 6, 10:42 AM ET | Fiona Ortiz and Anthony Boadle
    Fighting serious illnesses in their old age, Cold War icons Fidel Castro of Cuba and Augusto Pinochet of Chile are united in stubborn adherence to their opposing and now largely unfashionable ideologies. In Havana 80-year-old Castro, leader of Cuba for more than four decades, handed power to his brother on July 31 after an operation and has not reappeared in public. Despite official denials, many Cubans believe he is terminally ill. Pinochet, 91, military leader of Chile from 1973 to 1990 and now pursued by courts for human rights and financial crimes, was recovering after a heart attack nearly killed...
  • Gen. Pinochet, 91, fighting for life (suffered heart attack, last rites given)

    12/03/2006 1:29:35 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 170 replies · 2,275+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/3/06 | Eduardo Gallardo - ap
    SANTIAGO, Chile - Gen. Augusto Pinochet, whose 17-year dictatorship carried out thousands of political killings, widespread torture and illegal jailings, clung to life in a Chilean hospital Sunday after suffering a heart attack and being administered last rites. Just eight days earlier, the 91-year-old former strongman took full responsibility for the actions of his 1973-90 regime after long insisting any abuses were the fault of subordinates. Pinochet underwent an emergency angioplasty to restore the flow of blood to his heart, and doctors described his condition as "serious but stable." They planned to perform bypass surgery later in the day, state...