US Foreign Policy
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.
After a 22-month investigation, a federal grand jury here yesterday indicted the former head of Chile's secret police and seven others in the bombing death of former Chilean ambassador Orlando Letelier.