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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.

  2. Go Tell Them

    Francisco Letelier
    17 September 2001
    Article

    A poem for Orlando Letelier, Sheridan Circle Memorial, 24 September 2000.

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    Against Dictators: Use Law, not War

    John Cavanagh
    13 December 2002
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    The argument over what action to take against Saddam Hussein is driven by the rhetoric of war. But can peaceful, legal action against Iraq's ruthless dictator be effective? The long campaign to bring Augusto Pinochet of Chile to justice offers an encouraging precedent.

  4. U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger shaking hands with Pinochet in 1976

    TNI and IPS applaud declassification of Letelier-Moffitt assassination case documents

    Transnational Institute
    08 October 2015
    Press release

    The Institute for Policy Studies and Transnational Institute applaud the U.S. Department of State for finally declassifying documents related to the 1976 assassination of two IPS colleagues by agents of the Chilean dictatorship and call for the remaining ones to be declassified.

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    Pinochet Indicted on Human Rights Charges

    Eduardo Gallardo
    13 December 2004
    Article

    A Chilean judge indicted former dictator Gen. Augusto Pinochet on Monday on charges of kidnapping nine political dissidents and killing one of them.

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

    Jonathan Franklin
    23 September 2000
    Article

    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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    CIA Withholds its Chile Files

    Peter Kornbluh
    27 August 2000
    Article

    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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    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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    Bomb Victim Denounced Policies of Junta in Chile

    Karen DeYoung, Milton Coleman
    22 September 1976
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    During most of his two years of exile here, after his release from imprisonment on an island near the southern tip of Chile, Orlando Letelier lived a quiet life, studying how the world's wealth could be more equitably distributed.

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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.

  11. The Chicago Boys in Chile: Economic Freedom's Awful Toll

    Orlando Letelier
    28 August 1976
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    Deeply involved in the preparation of the 1975 military coup in Chile, the so-called Chicago Boys convinced the Junta generals that they were prepared to supplement the brutality, which the military possessed, with the intellectual assets it lacked. Here Orlando Letelier, TNI's second director, reflects on the impact their economic ideology had on Chile and by default shares pertinent observations on the legacy that persists today.

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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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    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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    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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    Pinochet Watch no 57

    26 August 2004
    Article

    Pinochet Watch is an electronic news service of the Institute for Policy Studies.

  19. The Assassin Next Door

    Douglas Grant Mine
    18 November 1999
    Article

    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.

  20. Review: Assassination on Embassy Row

    Jan Joost Teunissen
    16 May 1981
    Article

    A review of the book Assassination on Embassy Road, published by NRC Handelsblad on 16 May 1981.

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