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Apr 17, 2011 Victor Toro, Tortured in Chile, Fights Deportation

QUOTE: A well-known advocate for immigrants and the needy in New York, Mr. Toro has been in and out of immigration court for nearly four years, unsuccessfully battling a deportation order and trying to win asylum.

New York Times
Dec 26, 2006 In Chile, Precious Lands Often Go for a Pittance

QUOTE: "...a mining company will negotiate with a local landowner, and the landowner will later say he didn't get a fair deal. The company will say it paid a fair market price, but in those remote Andean mountain areas, there's no real land market and it's difficult to say exactly what a fair price would be."

Washington Post
Dec 12, 2006 Controversial legacy of former Chilean dictator: General Pinochet is credited with stablilizing Chile's economy, but is best known for his repressive rule and alleged human rights violations.

QUOTE: The death Sunday of one of South America's most notorious dictators, Gen. Augusto Pinochet, frustrated the efforts of those who had hoped to see him condemned for the human rights abuses committed during his 17-year rule. Yet Gen. Pinochet, who overthrew Chile's democratically elected Marxist government in a 1973 coup, leaves behind a disputed legacy that is also lauded for impressive economic successes.

Christian Science Monitor
Aug 06, 2006 Debating the Course of Chile's Rivers

QUOTE: “We make sacrifices to live here, including the highest cost of living and putting up with few paved roads or schools, and how does the country respond?” the mayor here, David Sandoval, asked in an interview. “They tell us we have to hand over the energy potential we have and not expect anything in return.”

New York Times
Mar 12, 2006 Bachelet Sworn In As Chile's President: Economic Development And Equality Top Goals

QUOTE: Vowing to capitalize on the surging spirit of equal opportunity that helped vault her into Chile's presidency, Michelle Bachelet on Saturday took control of a country eager to shed its dictatorial past and bolster its economic development. Bachelet, 54, inherits a comfortable budget surplus and extensive international trade relations, but also persistent inequalities that she attributes to discrimination on the basis of class, sex and geography.

Washington Post
Jan 04, 2006 Peru Asks Chile to Extradite Fujimori

QUOTE: Peru's government on Tuesday formally asked Chile to extradite former president Alberto Fujimori and handed over 12 boxes of evidence that it said links him to human rights violations and corruption.

Washington Post
Nov 24, 2005 Pinochet Faces New Charges: Chile's Ex-Dictator Accused of Tax Evasion, Illegal Accounts

QUOTE: Chile's former dictator, Gen. Augusto Pinochet, was arrested Wednesday in Santiago and charged with tax evasion, passport forgery and other crimes associated with his possession of hundreds of illegal bank accounts, many of them in the United States.

Washington Post
Oct 23, 2005 The Catch

QUOTE: Thanks to the free-market policies of the dictator Augusto Pinochet, southern Chile would end up being one of the first new territories to bear the brunt of the displaced international fleets. As part of what the Pinochet junta called the Apertura, or "Opening," foreign trawlers were granted cheap access to the fertile waters of the Chilean continental shelf. Within a few years they began wiping out stocks of hake and other codlike fish, pushing local Chilean fisherman, known as los artesanales, off their traditional fishing grounds.

New York Times
Jul 17, 2005 Torture's Echoes: What Chile Can Teach Us About Ourselves

QUOTE: Stretching laws to permit abusive treatment of prisoners, employing doctors to probe the limits of pain, finding exceptional justification for practices routinely condemned in other countries -- all this can corrode the moral authority of a government and the norms of a free society. That's what happened in Chile during its 17 years of dictatorship.

Washington Post
Feb 27, 2005 A Plot Thickens: Three Decades After Chile's Right-Wing Coup, Historians Have Yet to Dot All the i's. But One Thinks He May Have Crossed a K.

QUOTE: Did the [Council on Foreign Relations--Ed.] cave to pressure from Kissinger and his allies and stop Maxwell's writings about Chile?

Washington Post
Mar 06, 2001 New Files Tie U.S. to Deaths of Latin Leftists in 1970's

QUOTE: [A recently declassified State Department] cable appeared to open new avenues of inquiry about the American role in Condor, a shadowy operation to stamp out the Latin American left that, among other things, dispatched death squads to kill critics at home and overseas.

New York Times