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Gladys Marin

Gladys del Carmen Marin Millie was a Chilean activist and political figure. She was Secretary-General of the Communist Party of Chile (PCCh) (1994-2002) and then president of the PCCh until her death. She was a staunch opponent of General Augusto Pinochet and filed the first lawsuit against him, in which she accused him of committing human rights violations during his seventeen-year dictatorship.

Marin was born in Curepto, in the Maule region to peasant Heraclio Marin and school teacher Adriana Millie, later moving with her family to Sarmiento, and then to Talagante. At the age of eleven she settled in Santiago.

Marin joined the Communist party while studying at pedagogy faculty in Santiago.

Related websites

'Gladys Marin special from 'La Tercera''

Declaration of period of mourning

Presidential statement on the death of Gladys Marin

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