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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. Tribute to Orlando Letelier

    Susan George
    21 September 2016
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    Orlando Letelier was TNI's second director and a former Chilean government minister under Allende. He was murdered 40 years ago on the orders of the dictator Pinochet. Susan George recalls the day she heard of his assassination and pays tribute to the man and his lasting legacy.

  3. Go Tell Them

    Francisco Letelier
    17 September 2001
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    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.

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    Pinochet Indicted on Human Rights Charges

    Eduardo Gallardo
    13 December 2004
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    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
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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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    TNI activities 1999

    29 August 1999
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    First TNI director (1973-75) professor Eqbal Ahmad passes away. TNI's work on drug policies, Burma and Bretton Woods' Institutions deepens. TNI holds 25th anniversary Festival of Ideas.

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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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    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.

  11. Forty important, interesting and quirky facts about TNI

    20 March 2014
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    Do you think you know TNI? Whether a long-term or recent friend, you might be surprised by this top 40 list of dramatic, tragic, inspiring as well as quirky moments in TNI's four decade history.

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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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    IPS at 20 years

    17 November 2005
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    As it celebrates its 20th anniversary, the Institute for Policy Studies is acknowledged by political observers from all points on the political spectrum as the premier center of progressive scholarship in the United States
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    TNI in 1992

    17 November 2005
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    TNI holds fellows meetings on "Reinventing the Commons" and "Development as Myth".
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    TNI in 1981

    17 November 2005
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    Conference, organised by TNI fellow Mary Kaldor and TNI associate Dan Smith, with the Appeal for European Nuclear Disarmament (END), where researchers examine proposals for disarmament, non-alignment and new forms of defense.
  16. 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.

  19. TNI publications that have stood the test of time

    21 March 2014
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    TNI has published over 400 books and thousands of publications since its beginnings in 1974. In honour of our 40th anniversary we have listed some of the ones that made a big impact and in many cases have stood the test of time.

           
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    Spain's Firebrand Judge

    Marlise Simons
    20 October 1998
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    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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