State terrorism

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.

Bomb Survivors Push US on Pinochet

Kevin Galbin
October 1998

Survivors of a Chilean diplomat and his American aide who were assassinated in Washington by agents of former dictator Pinochet's government are urging the Clinton administration to reopen an investigation of Pinochet's involvement in the attack.

Pinochet Response by US Faulted

Mark Matthews
October 1998

The Clinton administration's noncommittal reaction to the arrest in Britain of Chile's former dictator Augusto Pinochet has baffled and angered human rights activists.

Dictatorships and Double Standards

Jim Lobe
October 1998

Since former Chilean dictator Gen. Augusto Pinochet was put under house arrest in London, the US administration has acted as if it had no conceivable interest in the ex-dictator's fate.

Human Rights Watch Urges US to Get Involved in Pinochet Case

Human Rights Watch
October 1998

Human Rights Watch today urged the United States government to publicly support and promote the extradition of former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet to Spain.

Clinton Pressed to Cooperate on Pinochet Extradition

Jim Lobe
October 1998

A group of US congressmen want Clinton to hand over classified US material to Judge Baltasar Garzón relating to Pinochet's alleged role in 'international terrorism' in Latin America and elsewhere.