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Augusto Pinochet

Augusto Jose Ramon Pinochet Ugarte

On September 11, 1973, Pinochet, recently appointed Commander-in-Chief of the Chilean Army, along with the Navy, Air Force and National Police, led a coup d'etat against Socialist President Salvador Allende and established a military government. Pinochet implemented a series of military operations in which (according to the 1993 Rettig Report) approximately 3,000 people were killed , while (according to the 2004 Valech Report) 27,000 were incarcerated without trials and subjected to torture . Thousands more fled in exile, in particular to Argentina, as well as Peru and applied as political refugees; however, they were followed in their exile by the DINA secret police, in the frame of Operation Condor which linked South American dictatorships together against political opponents.

In 1974, the junta appointed Pinochet president by a joint decree, later confirmed by a highly controversial plebiscite in 1980. He remained in power until 1990, after his attempt to continue to rule was defeated in the 1988 plebiscite. After stepping down, he continued to serve as Commander in Chief of the Chilean Army until March 10, 1998, when he retired and became a senator-for-life in accordance to the 1980 Constitution.

Related websites

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2004 Commission on Torture

Colonel's Death Gives Clues to Pinochet Arms Deals

El fin de un mito en Chile: el Plan Zeta

Comision Nacional sobre Prision Politica y Tortura CAPITULO III Contexto

Inter-American Commission on human rights Report 1986

Flash presentation depicting the September 1986 assassination attempt

Pinochet Was Unrepentant to the End

Ex-Chilean leader 'was murdered'

Capitulos desconocidos de los mercenarios chilenos en Honduras camino de Iraq

Augusto Pinochet biography data. Chilean coup d'etat. Pinochet human rights violations

Chile: the laboratory test

La Tercera::Icarito - Comienzan los problemas

Tribunal Calificador

Pinochet set free

Pinochet receives a hero's welcome on his return

Pinochet arrives in Chile

Thousands march against Pinochet

Chile offers Pinochet new immunity

Pinochet charged with kidnapping

"The Appeals Court Ruling Is Negotiated Out for Pinochet"

Las frases para el bronce de Pinochet

Court 'lifts Pinochet immunity'

Levee de l'immunite de Pinochet pour le meurtre d'un chimiste

Pinochet 'sold cocaine to Europe and US'

General (r) Manuel Contreras: Eugenio Berrios esta vivo

Hijo de Pinochet acusa de "mentiroso y canalla" a ex jefe DINA

Las frases para el bronce de Pinochet

Associated Press

Procesan a Pinochet y ordenan su arresto por los secuestros y homicidios de la "Caravana de la Muerte"

Corte revoca mayoria de procesamientos en caso Riggs

Pinochet family arrested in Chile

Cobertura Especial: Detienen a familia y principales colaboradores de Pinochet

Revealed: BAE's secret 1m to Pinochet

Detective story that linked 1m Pinochet cash to BAE

Colonel's Death Gives Clues to Pinochet Arms Deals

Biographical notice

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CDE insiste en unir caso Huber con trafico de armas a Croacia

Generales (R) y civiles de Famae procesados en caso armas a Croacia

Muere el ex dictador Chileno Augusto Pinochet

Augusto Pinochet fallecio en el Hospital Militar tras sufrir recaida

Chile's General Pinochet 'dead'

Con alusiones al golpe de Estado, despiden a Pinochet con honores

Family Wants Pinochet Cremation

France 24 coverage

BBC coverage

Documentary Film on Chilean Concentration Camp from Pinochet's Regime: Chacabuco

Chile under Allende and Pinochet

Human rights violation under Pinochet

The Times obituary

Analysis of economic policy under Pinochet

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