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Ismael Huerta


Vice Admiral Ismael Huerta Diaz , was a Chilean admiral, several times Minister, who participated of the 1973 Chilean coup d'etat that ousted President Salvador Allende.

On July 30, 1974 Huerta was named Ambassador and permanent representative of Chile to the UN. He held this position until May 16, 1977, when he was replaced by Sergio Diez. On June 2 of the same year, he retired from the navy. On September 14, 1977 he became the President (Rector) of the Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria (Federico Santa Maria University), where he remained until May 17, 1984 when he resigned due to health problems. He also was a member of the board of the Compania de Acero del Pacifico (CAP).

Admiral Huerta died in 1997, as results of a cardiac embolism.

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