Judge refuses to extradite 10 Chileans convicted of killing French

SANTIAGO, Chile, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- A Chile Supreme Court judge said she has rejected an extradition order for 10 Chileans convicted of killing four French citizens.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013.
By United Press International

Chilean singer's family sues man they say killed him during 1973 coup

SANTIAGO, Chile, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- The family of Victor Jara, a Chilean folk singer who died in the country's 1973 military coup, has sued the ex-army officer who allegedly killed him.

Book: Rise of leftist power in South America led to Allende coup

SANTIAGO, Chile, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- The rising power of leftists in South America made the election of Chile's President Salvador Allende a threat to the United States, a journalist says.

Two ex-Chilean navy officers guilty of torturing, killing priest

VALPARAISO, Chile, May 8 (UPI) -- Two former Chilean navy officers were found guilty of abducting, torturing and killing Chilean-born, British-raised Catholic priest Michael Woodward in 1973.

Poet Pablo Neruda's body exhumed

ISLA NEGRA, Chile, April 8 (UPI) -- The body of Nobel Prize-winning poet Pablo Neruda was exhumed from his grave in Chile Monday to determine whether he was killed by the Pinochet regime in 1973.

Neruda's body to be exhumed

SANTIAGO, Chile, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- A Chilean judge ordered the exhumation of Pablo Neruda, who allegedly died of prostate cancer, after the poet's former chauffeur said he was not sick.

General won't be tried in Bachelet death

SANTIAGO, Chile, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- A Chilean judge has ruled one of the country's former military leaders will not be tried in the torture and death of Gen. Alberto Bachelet nearly 40 years ago.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012.
By United Press International

Director Raul Ruiz dead in Paris at 70

PARIS, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Chilean expatriate director Raul Ruiz died in Paris of a pulmonary infection at the age of 70, the president of Chile confirmed.
Allende exhumed to settle cause of death

Allende exhumed to settle cause of death

SANTIAGO, Chile, May 23 (UPI) -- The remains of Salvador Allende, the Chilean president overthrown in 1973, were exhumed in Santiago Monday to answer lingering questions on his death.

Ex-Chilean leader Allende to be exhumed

SANTIAGO, Chile, April 16 (UPI) -- A Chilean judge has ordered the remains of former President Salvador Allende to be exhumed to clarify whether he committed suicide nearly 38 years ago.
French try Chileans in disappearances

French try Chileans in disappearances

PARIS, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- A French court put 14 officers of the former Chilean military dictatorship on trial in absentia Wednesday for the disappearance of French citizens.

Veteran U.S. diplomat dead at 95

WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- Diplomat David H. Popper, who served as U.S. ambassador to Chile during turbulent years, has died in Washington at the age of 95, his family announced Monday.

Five former officers indicted for torture

SANTIAGO, Chile, April 19 (UPI) -- Five former Chilean navy officers have been indicted for the torture and deaths of dissidents during the country's military dictatorship, official said Friday.
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Salvador Allende
SCP2003091101 - SANTIAGO, Chile, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- General Augusto Pinochet, aged 85, is greeted by followers at his residence at La Dehesa, in Santiago, Chile, on Sept. 11, 2003. Pinochet and his collaborators celebrated today the 30th anniversary of the military coup that overthrew the "Unidad Popular" regime headed by socialist Salvador Allende on September 11, 1973. rlw/ROBERT REVECO UPI.

Salvador A. Gossens (Spanish pronunciation: ; 26 July 1908 – 11 September 1973) was a Chilean physician and politician who is generally considered the first democratically elected Marxist to become president of a country in Latin America.

Allende's involvement in Chilean political life spanned a period of nearly forty years. As a member of the Socialist Party, he was a senator, deputy and cabinet minister. He unsuccessfully ran for the presidency in the 1952, 1958, and 1964 elections. In 1970, he won the presidency in a close three-way race.

Allende adopted the policy of nationalization of industries and collectivization. Amidst strikes by the far-right Patria y Libertad and CIA opposition under the Nixon administration, demonstrations were held both for and against Allende's presidency. On 11 September 1973 the military staged a coup against Allende. As the armed forces surrounded La Moneda Palace, Allende gave his last speech vowing not to resign,. He subsequently committed suicide. After Allende's ouster Chile was led by a military junta, and then as a dictatorship by General Augusto Pinochet.

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