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    What's Behind the Bush-Pinochet Friendship?

    Sarah Anderson, Saul Landau
    01 June 1999
    Article

    Bush's behavior raises questions about his relationship to Pinochet, whose 17-year regime executed more than 3,190 people.

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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.

  3. Chile: Implications of the Letelier Case

    17 May 1978
    Article

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

    Peter Kornbluh
    16 August 1999
    Article

    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
    Article
    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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    Feigning Toughness on Terrorism

    Michael Moffitt
    16 August 1979
    Article

    Ultimately, Pinochet's decision on how to dispose of the troublesome Letelier-Moffitt case will be a political, not a legal, judgment.

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    CIA Acknowledges Involvement in Allende's Overthrow

    19 September 2000
    Article

    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.

  8. 25 Years of Pursuing Pinochet

    Stacie Jonas
    01 September 2001
    Article

    The detention and the subsequent legal proceedings against Pinochet represented an enormous victory for human rights and set an important precedent for international law.

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    US Will Release Files on Crimes Under Pinochet

    Tim Weiner
    02 December 1998
    Article

    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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    The Case for Full Disclosure of CIA Activities in Chile

    Vernon Loeb
    02 October 2000
    Article

    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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    Orlando Letelier Deserves Honor

    22 September 1976
    Article

    Orlando Letelier exemplified precisely the qualities - reason, concern for the common man, and civility - which the junta is trying to suppress in his native land

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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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    The Ripple Effect of the Pinochet Case

    Stacie Jonas
    17 April 2004
    Article

    The 1998 detention of former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet in London marked one of the most important events in international law since Nuremberg.

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    The Condor Years: How Pinochet and His Allies Brought Terrorism to Three Continents

    • John Dinges
    11 February 2004
    Book

    This is the underground history of the international Dirty Wars by US allies in South America.

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    IPS Applauds British Ruling and Demands Strong US Sanction

    the Iran team at the Institute for Policy Studies
    24 March 1999
    Article

    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.

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    CIA Accused of "Whitewash" on Pinochet

    Vernon Loeb
    07 October 1999
    Article

    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.

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

    Saul Landau
    21 September 2001
    Article

    As our leaders warn countries that harbor terrorists, who will warn our leaders about harboring terrorists here?

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    Chilean General in Bombing Was Informer

    Christopher Marquis
    19 September 2000
    Article

    The former chief of the Chilean secret police, convicted of masterminding a lethal car bombing in Washington in 1976, was an informer for the CIA when the bombing occurred.

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    Let Pinochet Stand Trial in the US, Too

    Saul Landau
    26 August 1999
    Article

    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.

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    Chile to Hear Truth on CIA Links to Junta

    Jonathan Franklin
    29 June 1999
    Article

    United States government officials are going to release thousands of top secret files documenting the relationship between the US intelligence community and the Chilean secret police.

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