US Foreign Policy
Supporters of Orlando Letelier, who was killed by a car bomb planted by Chilean secret police in 1976, want Clinton to speak out against the state-sponsored terrorism practiced by the government of former dictator Gen. Augusto Pinochet.
Gen. Augusto Pinochet, one of the last representatives of South America's age of military domination, will retire Tuesday as Chile's army commander after 24 years.
Le 21 septembre 1976, une bombe tuait à Washington Orlando Letelier - dernier ministre de la défense du président constitutionnel chilien Salvador Allende -, et son assistant Roni Moffit.
The Pinochet regime remains a repressive dictatorship with no intention of moving toward a return to democracy in Chile.
In the early summer of 1976, Col. Manuel Contreras, head of DINA, Chile's secret police, launched an operation to assassinate exiled Chilean leader Orlando Letelier.
A review of the book Assassination on Embassy Road, published by NRC Handelsblad on 16 May 1981.
A review of the book Assassination on Embassy Row, published by The New York Times on 18 July 1980.
A review of the book Assassination on Embassty Row, published by The New York Times on 10 July 1980.
Ultimately, Pinochet's decision on how to dispose of the troublesome Letelier-Moffitt case will be a political, not a legal, judgment.