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Miguel Enriquez

Miguel Enriquez Espinosa (March 27, 1944 - October 5, 1974 ) was a physician and the General Secretary of the Chilean Marxist-Leninist terrorist organization Movement of the Revolutionary Left (MIR) (Spanish Movimiento de Izquierda Revolucionaria) between 1967 and his death in 1974.

After the September 11, 1973 coup Enriquez would continue to carry out terrorist acts against the newly established dictatorship; financing and armament were provided by the Cuban Government.

After a year of hiding, Army Intelligence DINA would uncover his location in a working class district of Santiago from where he organised his para-military organisation. On October 5, 1974 his house was surrounded by DINA agents backed by heavily armed security forces personnel with an armored personnel carrier and a helicopter. Enriquez resisted arrest by opening fire upon Army Intelligence Officers and Police. In the ensuing gun battle, he received ten bullet wounds, including one to the head.

Related websites



A 2007 film by Carmen Castillo, Enriquez' companion who survived his assassination.

Chilean Library of Congress biography

Family information from official site

Memories of her arrest at Cuatro Alamos

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