As Augusto Pinochet continues to fight extradition from England to face charges of crimes against humanity, the historical record of US support for the former Chilean dictator remains disappeared, like so many victims of his violent regime.
Researchers and relatives of victims of human rights abuses in Chile charged yesterday that the CIA is withholding information about its covert operations in that country, contrary to a White House directive.
When Spanish justice finishes with Pinochet, the United States should seek his extradition to Washington for his role in the murders of Letelier and Moffitt, which happened just a mile from the White House.
While recently declassified documents are conspicuously lacking in information about the US role in helping Pinochet take and consolidate power, they are rich in detail about the inner workings of his bloody regime.
The Spanish high court judge who has masterminded the country's attempt to have General Augusto Pinochet tried on charges of torture and terrorism yesterday demanded an end to negotiations which could halt the former dictator's extradition from Britain
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.
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.