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Gen. Augusto Pinochet


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April 2011: "Even as he announced a last-ditch legal appeal last month, he went out of his way to fault President Obama for not apologizing for the role of the United States in the 1973 coup that ousted a Chilean president, Salvador Allende, and installed Gen. Augusto Pinochet."

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/18/nyregion/victor-toro-tortured-in-chile-fights-deportation.html

May 2009: "When Chile's aging dictator, Gen. Augusto Pinochet, traveled to London for medical treatment in 1998, Garzón issued a warrant for his arrest. British officials complied and held him under house arrest. But they later allowed Pinochet to return to Chile, citing his ill health as a reason for not extraditing him to Spain."

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/05/23/AR2009052301795.html

October 2007: The Fujimori ruling dovetails with a brand of legal theory that gained force in the 1990s with a British ruling that put Gen. Augusto Pinochet of Chile under house arrest there pending extradition to Spain. He was visiting Britain, rather than in exile there, having stepped down as dictator with an understanding that he wouldn’t be prosecuted in his own country.

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/07/weekinreview/07romero.html

December 2006: SANTIAGO, CHILE — 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.

http://www.csmonitor.com/2006/1212/p06s01-woam.html

October 2005: 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. With nowhere else to go but farther out to sea, los artesanales moved onto the abyssal waters of the continental slope. Bobbing around in small, brightly colored boats, they let their lines down farther and farther, all the way down into the Humboldt current, a frigid shunt of water that moves along the base of the Chilean continental slope at depths exceeding 5,000 feet. It was then that they began to haul out a strange fish they had never seen before.

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/10/23/magazine/23bass.html

November 2005: BUENOS AIRES, Nov. 23 -- 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.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/11/23/AR2005112301586.html

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Opponent (past or present) Inner City Press (ICP) Organization Feb 24, 2008
Opponent (past or present) President Salvador Allende Person Dec 12, 2006

Articles and Resources

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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
May 24, 2009 Spain's Judges Cross Borders in Human Rights Cases: U.S. Officials Among Targets

QUOTE: The judges have opened the cases by invoking a legal principle known as universal jurisdiction, which under Spanish law gives them the right to investigate serious human rights crimes anywhere in the world, even if there is no Spanish connection. International-law advocates have called the judges heroes for daring to hold the world's superpowers accountable.

Washington Post
Oct 07, 2007 The World: Living in Exile Isn’t What It Used to Be

QUOTE: Argentina, Bolivia, Ecuador, Haiti and Venezuela are all discussing ways of bringing former leaders out of exile to face human rights or corruption charges, and legal experts expect these various efforts to be energized by a ruling by Chile’s Supreme Court ordering that Mr. Fujimori be sent to a jail cell in Peru to await trial.

New York Times
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
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
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
Nov 06, 2004 Chile's Army Accepts Blame for Rights Abuses in the Pinochet Era

QUOTE: Human rights groups estimate that about 4,000 people were killed after General Pinochet took power on Sept. 11, 1973...Thousands were tortured, jailed, forced to leave the country, stripped of their jobs or sent into internal exile.

New York Times
Jul 15, 2004 Riggs Bank Hid Assets Of Pinochet, Report Says: Senate Probe Cites Former U.S. Examiner

QUOTE: Riggs Bank courted business from former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet and helped him hide millions of dollars in assets from international prosecutors while he was under house arrest in Britain...the bank attempted to use offshore and other accounts that were misleadingly named to obscure their connection to Pinochet.

Washington Post
Oct 09, 2002 U.S. Presses for Total Exemption From War Crimes Court

QUOTE: The United States hopes to sign agreements with 190 countries exempting all Americans from the reach of the court in their territories.

New York Times
Aug 18, 2002 The Free-Trade Fix

QUOTE: Globalization is meant to signify integration and unity -- yet it has proved, in its way, to be no less polarizing than the cold-war divisions it has supplanted.

New York Times