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  1. Go Tell Them

    Francisco Letelier
    17 September 2001
    Article

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

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

    Orlando Letelier
    28 August 1976
    Article

    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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    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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    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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    25th Anniversary of the Chilean Coup

    Saul Landau
    11 September 1998
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    The United States has not apologised for destabilising Chile and thereby altering the destiny of its people.

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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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    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.

  9. 25 Years of Pursuing Pinochet

    Stacie Jonas
    01 September 2001
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    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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    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.

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    Riggs Bank to pay millions to Pinochet victims: Press Releasefrom Spanish Legal Team

    01 February 2005
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    The legal team responsible for the private and popular accusation against Pinochet and others before the National Court of Spain for genocide, terrorism, concealment of assets and money laundering.

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    Orlando Letelier Deserves Honor

    22 September 1976
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    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
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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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    Punishing Pinochet

    Peter Weiss
    01 April 1998
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    The international arrest warrants issued by the Spanish judges may put a severe crimp in the travel plans of Pinochet, Galtieri and company for the rest of their dawned lives.

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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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    Pinochet Watch no 55

    28 May 2004
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    Pinochet Watch is an electronic news service of the Institute for Policy Studies.

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    Feigning Toughness on Terrorism

    Michael Moffitt
    16 August 1979
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    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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