"His regime is accused of sending a so-called "Caravan of Death" military squad throughout Chile to execute political prisoners, the most notorious of alleged abuses during Pinochet's 13-year rule. Pinochet has denied responsibility for the deaths. The alleged executions are among an estimated 3,200 killings of political opponents during Pinochet's dictatorship."Chile Halts Prosecution of Pinochet
CIA Admits Involvement With Plotters and Assassins in Chile
"The report also disclosed a CIA payment to Gen. Manuel Contreras Sepulveda, head of the Chilean secret police, whom it knew to be involved in post-Allende human rights abuses. In 1993, Contreras was sentenced to prison for a rare act of foreign-sponsored terrorism on American soil — the 1976 car-bomb killing of a Chilean diplomat and an American associate on Embassy Row in Washington." "The report also describes efforts to influence news media in Chile against Allende and to augment anti-leftist propaganda activities by the coup-maker who toppled and succeeded Allende, Augusto Pinochet." "It spoke of CIA activities “including support for news media committed to creating a positive image for the military junta,” which is now accused of an array of abuses during Pinochet’s 17-year rule including more than 3,000 killings."
A declassified State Department memorandum released yesterday cites circumstantial evidence that the CIA "may have played an unfortunate part" in the murder of an American journalist in Chile in 1973, shedding new light on a case that triggered a furor in Washington and inspired the movie "Missing."CIA May Have Role in Journalist's Murder
The US Central Intelligence Agency, the CIA, has released thousands of secret documents relating to covert operations in Chile before and during the period of military rule there. Among the 16,000 documents is a CIA memorandum confirming US funded attempts to undermine the democratically elected Marxist president, Salvador Allende, who was overthrown in a bloody coup in 1973.BBC - November 14, 2000
Trial of Henry Kissinger
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"Documents recently released by the CIA, strengthen previously-held suspicions that Kissinger was actively involved in the establishment of Operation Condor, a covert plan involving six Latin American countries including Chile, to assassinate thousands of political opponents."BBC - April 26, 2002 - Henry Kissinger: Haunted by his past
"Earlier this year Mr Kissinger, who was head of the US State Department from 1973 to 1977, refused to answer questions from a French court over disappearances of French citizens after the Pinochet coup."BBC - July 5, 2001 - Chilean judge seeks to question Kissinger
"A US embassy has reportedly told a French judge probing the 1970s disappearance of French citizens in Chile that it does not want him to question former secretary of state Henry Kissinger."BBC - May 29, 2001
Critically acclaimed fact-based political drama about father's search for missing son in Latin America. Powerful performances and taut, suspense-building direction make this compulsory for fans of suspense, drama, strong character portraits.
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