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    US Crippled Chile's Democracy

    Saul Landau
    11 September 1998
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    Today is the 25th anniversary of the US-supported coup in Chile. On Sept. 11, 1973, the Chilean military overthrew the elected government of Salvador Allende and established a dictatorship that ruled until 1990.

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    Pinochet Still Stirring up Chile

    Anthony Faiola
    10 March 1998
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    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.

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    Spain's Firebrand Judge

    Marlise Simons
    20 October 1998
    Article

    Judge Garzón, who works as an investigating magistrate rather than a judge on the bench, took more than five months to conclude that a Spanish court could have jurisdiction in the case against Pinochet.

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    Prisoner Pinochet. The Dictator and the Quest for Justice

    Peter Kornbluh
    21 December 1998
    Article

    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.

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    Extracts from General Pinochet's Statement

    09 November 1998
    Article

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

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    25th Anniversary of the Chilean Coup

    Saul Landau
    11 September 1998
    Article

    The United States has not apologised for destabilising Chile and thereby altering the destiny of its people.

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    US Also Leans Toward Prosecuting Pinochet

    Jim Lobe
    09 December 1998
    Article

    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.

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    Britain Lets Spain Start Pinochet's Extradition

    09 December 1998
    Article

    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.

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    Bomb Survivors Push US on Pinochet

    Kevin Galbin
    31 October 1998
    Article

    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.

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    Clinton Urged to Criticize Pinochet

    Kevin Galvin
    15 April 1998
    Article

    Supporters of Orlando Letelier, who was killed by a car bomb planted by Chilean secret police in 1976, want Clinton to speak out against the state-sponsored terrorism practiced by the government of former dictator Gen. Augusto Pinochet.

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    Both Impunity and Immunity May Fail Pinochet

    Gustavo González
    19 October 1998
    Article

    The arrest of former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet in London has opened a new chapter in the fight against the impunity enjoyed by human rights violators in Chile.

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    Members of Congress Call on Clinton to Release Key Information on General Pinochet to Spanish Judge

    21 October 1998
    Article

    It is our understanding that the United States has materials and other critical information that will help link Pinochet directly to acts of international terrorism.

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    Now the World Will Know the Truth

    Francisco Letelier
    21 October 1998
    Article

    Pinochet: Slick public relations, lies and diplomatic immunity in the end could not save the dictator from justice.

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    IPS Applauds Pinochet Arrest And Calls for Increased US Support for Spanish Case

    the Iran team at the Institute for Policy Studies
    19 October 1998
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    The Institute for Policy Studies applauds the arrest of Chilean General Augusto Pinochet, whose regime ordered the assassination of two IPS colleagues, Orlando Letelier and Ronni Moffitt, in 1976 and carried out other documented acts of international terrorism.

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    Clinton Pressed to Cooperate on Pinochet Extradition

    Jim Lobe
    22 October 1998
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    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.

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    Dictatorships and Double Standards

    Jim Lobe
    30 October 1998
    Article

    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.

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    Pinochet Vows to Fight Extradition as Spain Widens Charges

    Alan Cowell
    20 October 1998
    Article

    The surprising arrest of General Pinochet late last Friday as he recovered from back surgery in a London clinic has stoked a political feud between government and opposition.

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    US Wants to Question Pinochet About Bombing

    Frank Davies
    07 November 1998
    Article

    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.

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    Pressure to Prosecute Pinochet Mounts

    Jim Lobe
    07 December 1998
    Article

    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.

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    US Will Release Files on Crimes Under Pinochet

    Tim Weiner
    02 December 1998
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    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.

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