US Foreign Policy
A poem for Orlando Letelier.
A poem for Orlando Letelier, Sheridan Circle Memorial, 24 September 2000.
Light Among Shadows documents a journey from the darkness of tyranny to the dawning of a new era for champions of human rights the world over.
The detention and the subsequent legal proceedings against Pinochet represented an enormous victory for human rights and set an important precedent for international law.
A Chilean magistrate reinstated the indictment and house arrest of Gen. Augusto Pinochet on charges stemming from the killing of 57 political prisoners and the disappearance of 18 others.
Pinochet Watch is an electronic news service of the Institute for Policy Studies.
Chile's Supreme Court today threw out an indictment and house arrest order against retired Gen. Augusto Pinochet, but it also cleared the way for a new indictment.
The step taken today by Judge Guzman will hopefully lead to Pinochet's trial on the charges brought against him.
A month before the assassination of Letelier and Moffitt in 1976, the US government ordered its envoys in Latin America to try to avert a plot to murder leftist opponents of the region's governments.