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Feature: Allende legacy of economic chaos

SANTIAGO, Chile, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- Thirty years from the Chilean military coup that ousted socialist President Salvador Allende, the government of socialist President Ricardo Lagos is conducting an official campaign to rehabilitate the former leader''s three-year administration and highlig
GONZALO BAEZA, UPI Business Correspondent

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, Sept. 11, the 254th day of 2003 with 111 to follow.
By United Press International

Sept. 11 has different meaning in Chile

SANTIAGO, Chile, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Western media are gearing up to commemorate the attacks on the United States of Sept. 11, but the date is significant in Chile for different reasons.

Book review: Keeping secrets

WASHINGTON, June 5 (UPI) -- The book at a glance: A Look Over My Shoulder - A life in the Central Intelligence Agency by Richard Helms with William Wood. Published by Random House. 478 pages. $35.00
PETER ROFF, UPI National Political Analyst

Experts: Religion affects foreign policy

WASHINGTON, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Religious and moral issues are an inescapable part of contemporary foreign policy, according to scholars and analysts at a Washington think tank forum Wednesday
CHRISTIAN BOURGE, UPI think tanks correspondent

Kissinger quits 9/11 panel; families glad

WASHINGTON, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Former Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger stepped down Friday as chairman of a blue ribbon commission investigating the United States' failure to prevent the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, in a move which was welcomed by groups representing the families o
SHAUN WATERMAN

A Blast from the Past

On this date in 2001, when a few minutes on a pleasant September morn changed the world, America was attacked. Nineteen Islamic terrorists hijacked four commercial jets and slammed two of them into the twin towers of New York's World Trade Center, both sk
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, Sept. 11, the 254th day of 2002 with 111 to follow.
By United Press International

A Blast from the Past

The weekly Blast from the Past package for Sept. 9-15.
By United Press International

New war -- old church rhetoric

WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- Which war were they discussing at an international ecumenical meeting in Chevy Chase, Md., Monday -- Vietnam of the war on terror?
UWE SIEMON-NETTO, UPI Religion Correspondent

Many currents undermine Venezuela's Chávez

QUERETARO, Mexico, March 13 (UPI) -- An uneasy calm returns to Venezuela. Beneath it, like water running underground, a host of separate currents are undermining the shaky reign of President Hugo Chávez.
IAN CAMPBELL, Business and Economics Editor
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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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