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    Pinochet indicted for murder

    13 December 2004
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    A Chilean judge indicted former dictator Augusto Pinochet to stand trial for murder and kidnappings carried out under his 1973-1990 iron rule.

  2. A Cloak of Stars (for Orlando)

    Francisco Letelier
    17 September 2001
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    A poem for Orlando Letelier.

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    Prisoner Pinochet. The Dictator and the Quest for Justice

    Peter Kornbluh
    21 December 1998
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    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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    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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    The Case for Full Disclosure of CIA Activities in Chile

    Vernon Loeb
    02 October 2000
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    Covert US operations in Chile to instigate the coup in 1970 and aimed at undermining Allende were all explicitly approved by President Nixon and Henry Kissinger.

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    Chilean Dictator OK'd Bomb Attacks

    Saul Landau
    19 May 1999
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    A US prosecutor has declared that Pinochet personally approved orders for a 1974 attack against exiled Gen. Carlos Prats, an opponent of his regime.

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    Chile Declassified: Newly Released Documents Reveal Close US Ties to the Pinochet Regime

    Peter Kornbluh
    16 August 1999
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    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.

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    An Assassination, A Failure to Act, A Painful Parallel

    John Dinges, Peter Kornbluh
    22 September 2002
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    Recently disclosed US State Department and CIA records cast a new light on the Letelier assassination, revealing that the US had extensive awareness of a secret assassination operation and suggesting that US officials called off actions that might have stopped it.
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    TNI Urges British Home Secretary to Extradite Pinochet to Spain And Vows to Continue Justice Campaign for Assassinated TNI Colleagues Letelier and Moffitt

    24 January 2000
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    The Transnational Institute (TNI) joins human rights activists, the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) and legal experts in demanding the office of the British Home Secretary re-evaluate its decision regarding the medical state of former Chilean dictator General Augusto Pinochet.

  10. Assassination on Embassy Row: 34 years later

    Saul Landau
    05 October 2010
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    Remembering Orlando Letelier and Ronni Moffitt 34 years after their assassination by Chile's secret police.

  11. The Assassin Next Door

    Douglas Grant Mine
    18 November 1999
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    Armando Fernandez Larios is a former Chilean army officer who for several years was an agent of that country's notorious security apparatus, and he helped kill Orlando Letelier and Ronni Moffitt.

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    The Chilean Connection

    Saul Landau, John Dinges
    28 November 1981
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    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.

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    CIA Acknowledges Ties to Pinochet’s Repression

    Peter Kornbluh
    19 September 2000
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    After 27 years of withholding details about covert activities following the 1973 military coup in Chile, the CIA released a report acknowledging its close relations with General Augusto Pinochet’s violent regime.

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    CIA Had Covert Tie to Letelier Plotter

    Vernon Loeb
    20 September 2000
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    The CIA maintained relations with a top Chilean intelligence official, even though he was considered one of the country's major human rights violators.

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    Berriíos, The Bothersome Biochemist (

    Samuel Blixen
    17 November 2005
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    On Pinochet's Tail

    Anthony Faiola
    26 January 2000
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    Although experts say Judge Guzman has made a Pinochet trial more likely than ever, it is still far from a sure thing.

  17. Transcript of Orlando Letelier's Speech at the Felt Forum

    Orlando Letelier
    10 September 1976
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    Transcript of Orlando Letelier's Speech at the Felt Forum, Madison Square Garden on September 10, 1976. The same day that he was deprived of his Chilean nationality by decree. 

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    Hinchey Report on CIA Activities in Chile

    18 September 2000
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    In the 1960s and the early 1970s, as part of the US Government policy to try to influence events in Chile, the CIA undertook specific covert action projects in Chile.

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    The Atrocities of Augusto Pinochet and the United States

    Roger Burbach
    11 December 2006
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    The Atrocities of Augusto Pinochet and the United States

    Roger Burbach
    11 December 2006
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