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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.

Victor Rabinowitz, left-wing lawyer, dies

NEW YORK, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Victor Rabinowitz, a left-wing New York lawyer who represented scores of controversial clients, including the Cuban government, has died at the age of 96.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2007.
By United Press International

Chile: Pinochet defends dictatorship

SANTIAGO, Chile, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Former Chilean strongman Augusto Pinochet has defended his iron-fisted rule that left some 3,000 dead and thousands of others tortured or missing.

Chilean protest on coup anniversary

SANTIAGO, Chile, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- Dozens of Chileans were arrested during protests on the severe of the 33rd anniversary of the country's military coup, El Mercurio reported Monday.

The Almanac

Today is Monday, Sept. 11, the 254th day of 2006 with 111 to follow.
By United Press International

Writer Fernando Alegria dead at 87

WALNUT CREEK, Calif., Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Fernando Alegria, a Chilean-born writer who introduced the study of Latin American literature to U.S. universities, has died. He was 87.

Book details KGB activities in S. America

MOSCOW, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- A new book based on KGB records says Fidel Castro asked the Soviet Union to deploy nuclear weapons in Cuba.

Chile remembers its Sept. 11

SANTIAGO, Chile, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- Chilean demonstrators clashed with police while commemorating the anniversary of the military coup that ushered in former strong-arm dictator Augusto Pinochet.

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, Sept. 11, the 254th day of 2005 with 111 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

The weekly UPI Almanac package for Sept. 5-11, 2005.
By United Press International

Book claims Allende was anti-Semitic

SANTIAGO, Chile, May 14 (UPI) -- A book has claimed Chilean President Salvador Allende, who ruled from 1970 to 1973, was once an anti-Semite, Ha'aretz reported Saturday.

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, Sept. 11, the 255th day of 2004 with 111 to follow.
By United Press International

CDE brings charges against Pinochet

SANTIAGO, Chile, July 21 (UPI) -- The Council for Defense of the State of Chile has voted to launch an investigation into the secret bank accounts of former dictator Augusto Pinochet.

Pinochet: 'I was never a dictator'

MIAMI, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- Although wanted in three countries for genocide, former Chilean leader Augusto Pinochet insists he was never a dictator.
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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.
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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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