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Ernesto Balmaceda Bello was a Chilean diplomat, who was murdered in Belgium in a celebrated case that came to define diplomatic privileges and immunities for the retinue and families of diplomatic staff. He was of Basque descent.
He was born in Santiago, the son of Jose Rafael Balmaceda Fernandez and of Ana Bello Codesido. By birth, he was the son of a former Minister of the Interior, great-grandson of Andres Bello and nephew to President Jose Manuel Balmaceda. After completing his secondary studies, he joined the Chilean Foreign Service and in 1905 was appointed secretary of the Chilean consulate to Belgium.
The New York Times, June 25, 1907
The New York Times, June 30, 1907
The New York Times, July 3, 1907
The New York Times, February 26, 1906
The New York Times, March 3, 1906
The New York Times, July 5, 1907
The New York Times, July 6, 1907
The New York Times: "SLAIN BY DIPLOMAT'S SON"
The New York Times: "LYNCHERS BESIEGE LEGATION"
The New York Times: "GIVES UP DIPLOMAT'S SON"
The New York Times: "DIPLOMAT'S SON ON TRIAL FOR MURDER"
The New York Times: "DIPLOMAT'S SON DEFENDS CRIME"
The New York Times: "PARIS SYMPATHIZES WITH WADDINGTON"
The New York Times: "WADDINGTON CASE READY FOR JURY"
The New York Times: "SYMPATHY FOR WADDINGTON"
The New York Times: "WADDINGTON ACQUITTED"
The International and Comparative Law Quarterly: "Diplomatic Privileges and Immunities: The Retinue and Families of the Diplomatic Staff" by Clifton E. Wilson (October 1965)
Brief overview of case, rather biased
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