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    Chile has not cleaned up its act

    Isabel Letelier
    31 March 1984
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    The Pinochet regime remains a repressive dictatorship with no intention of moving toward a return to democracy in Chile.

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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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    Pinochet Probers Tout New Evidence

    Vernon Loeb, David A. Vise
    28 May 2000
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    Federal investigators have uncovered evidence that some of them believe is sufficient to indict Gen. Augusto Pinochet for conspiracy to commit murder in the 1976 car bombing that killed Orlando Letelier on Washington's Embassy Row.

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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.

  5. Chile: Implications of the Letelier Case

    17 May 1978
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    In May of 1978, the CIA’s National Foreign Assessment Center issued this comprehensive analysis of the Pinochet regime’s responses to being identified as responsible for the September 1976 car bomb assassination of Orlando Letelier and Ronni Moffitt in Washington DC.

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    25th Anniversary of Letelier-Moffitt Assassinations and the US Harbors the Terrorists Who Did it

    Saul Landau
    21 September 2001
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    As our leaders warn countries that harbor terrorists, who will warn our leaders about harboring terrorists here?

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    CIA Withholds its Chile Files

    Peter Kornbluh
    27 August 2000
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    CIA Director George Tenet is refusing to declassify hundreds of records on CIA covert intervention to destabilize the democratically elected government of Allende and support the violent consolidation of the Pinochet dictatorship.

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    A State Terrorist, Still at Large

    Murray Karpen
    12 January 2002
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    A little over 25 years ago, my daughter, Ronni Karpen Moffitt, was murdered by Chilean terrorists in Washington. This past summer one of those terrorists was freed after serving his prison term.

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    CIA Acknowledges Involvement in Allende's Overthrow

    19 September 2000
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    The CIA is acknowledging for the first time the extent of its deep involvement in Chile, where it dealt with coup-plotters, false propagandists and assassins.

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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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    The US Files in the Media

    Christopher Marquis
    14 September 2000
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    The White House ordered a new look at several hundred files that the CIA intends to withhold when it releases American documents about the 1973 military coup in Chile.

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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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    Back Channels: The US Intelligence Community and Chile

    Vernon Loeb
    17 August 2000
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    CIA Director George J. Tenet has fired back at critics inside and outside government who are angry that he has decided to withhold hundreds of documents relating to CIA covert operations in Chile.

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    US Wants to Question Pinochet About Bombing

    Frank Davies
    07 November 1998
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    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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    Documents Shed Light on Assassination of Chilean in US

    Christopher Marquis, Diana Jean Schema
    14 November 2000
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    A month before the assassination of Letelier and Moffitt in 1976, the US government ordered its envoys in Latin America to try to avert a plot to murder leftist opponents of the region's governments.

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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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    Still Hidden: A Full Record of What the US Did in Chile

    Peter Kornbluh
    24 October 1999
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    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.

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    What's Behind the Bush-Pinochet Friendship?

    Sarah Anderson, Saul Landau
    01 June 1999
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    Bush's behavior raises questions about his relationship to Pinochet, whose 17-year regime executed more than 3,190 people.

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    Ex-spy Chief says CIA helped him set up Pinochet's Secret Police

    Jonathan Franklin
    23 September 2000
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    The CIA and the former head of the Chilean secret police are scrambling to blame each other for a series of murders at home and abroad, including a notorious 1976 car bombing in Washington.

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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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