Chile

Chilean Dictator OK'd Bomb Attacks

May 1999

A US prosecutor has declared that Pinochet personally approved orders for a 1974 attack against exiled Gen. Carlos Prats, an opponent of his regime.

IPS Applauds British Ruling and Demands Strong US Sanction

Institute for Policy Studies
March 1999

Leaders of the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) applauded the British Law Lords' decision today to deny immunity for Augusto Pinochet and allow extradition proceedings against the former Chilean dictator to go forward.

Prisoner Pinochet. The Dictator and the Quest for Justice

Peter Kornbluh
December 1998

The prosecution of Pinochet, whose name became a virtual synonym for state-sponsored terror during his seventeen-year regime, has become a historic turning point for international and national efforts to hold him and other tyrants accountable.

US Also Leans Toward Prosecuting Pinochet

Jim Lobe
December 1998

The administration of President Bill Clinton appears on the verge of launching a new investigation of the role of former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet's in a 1976 political assassination.

Britain Lets Spain Start Pinochet's Extradition

December 1998

Britain is allowing Spain to begin extradition proceedings against former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet, now in custody in England, to face charges of genocide, torture and kidnapping.

Pressure to Prosecute Pinochet Mounts

Jim Lobe
December 1998

Six weeks after the arrest in London of Gen. Augusto Pinochet, the pressure on the administration of US President Clinton to indict the former Chilean dictator for murders his secret police committed here 22 years ago is mounting steadily.

Pursuing Pinochet: The Case We Made, 22 Years Ago

E. Lawrence Barcella Jr
December 1998

With Pinochet's recent arrest in London, the US authorities should determine whether or not the evidence against the 'senator-for-life' has now reached a level at which his indictment in the Letelier case is appropriate.

US Will Release Files on Crimes Under Pinochet

Tim Weiner
December 1998

Treading into a political and diplomatic confrontation it tried to avoid, the US has decided to declassify some secret government documents on the killing and torture conducted by the former
Chilean dictator, Augusto Pinochet.

Extracts from General Pinochet's Statement

TNI
November 1998

Extracts from the first statement by former dictator General Augusto Pinochet since being arrested in London.

US Wants to Question Pinochet About Bombing

Frank Davies
November 1998

High-level US officials are discussing a possible extradition request to bring Augusto Pinochet, the former Chilean strongman now held in London, to the United States to face questions the terrorist attack that killed Orlando Letelier and Ronni Moffitt.