Chile sentences 35 dictatorship agents for disappearance

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    It took a long time, but thank god.

    Chile sentences 35 dictatorship agents for disappearance

    A judge in Chile has sentenced 35 former agents of Gen. Augusto Pinochet's feared secret police for the kidnapping, detention and forced disappearance of a pregnant woman in 1976.

    Reinalda Pereira was five months pregnant at the time. The 29-year-old was a medical technician and a member of the Communist Party who collaborated with dissidents resisting Pinochet's 1976-1990 dictatorship.

    Judge Miguel Vazquez on Wednesday sentenced Pedro Espinoza, Juan Hernan Morales and Ricardo Victor Lawrence to 10 years in prison. Other male and female agents were sentenced to seven years for involvement in the crime, while others were sentenced to four years for being complicit.
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    Michelle Bachelet was a tortured prisoner under those US hired scumbags. They should have met a guillotine. God Bless modern Chile. What a great place and people
     
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    Pinochet is another cowardly animal who buried countless people. I saw a documentary about him and the situation where a politician from Sweden or some other Scandinavian country had a Chile citizen in his limo with him, this man was seeking asylum. The citizen was frightened but the Swedish politician had political cover and assured the man nothing could be done without an International incident as they drove to the airport, the politician on his way home with the Chile asylum seeker. Well, he was wrong.

    A short stand off ensued and Chile military surrounded the car demanding the Chile citizen. The Swedish diplomat refused. A minute or so after, he is rushed at gun point by the military, hands in the air, he leaves the car fearing for his life as Chilean police arrest the citizen. The Swedish politician goes along his way, shaken but alive. The Chilean citizen is not so lucky, that man is never seen again.

    One of hundreds if not thousands killed by the cowardly secret police. Their loved ones with no closure or information of their fate. They were there one day, gone the next.
     
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    Pinochet did nothing wrong.
     
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    Not sure why a far left drone would be happy with this, especially after their support of Obama.
     
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    Chilean coup: 40 years ago I watched Pinochet crush a democratic dream

    How the drama and repression developed as a US-backed coup overthrew Allende's government on 11 September 1973

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    On 21 September 1970, Allende had been declared victor of clean elections, but before he took over the presidency, after a fruitless effort by Chilean conservatives and their US allies to have the victory declared unconstitutional, Edward Korry, the US ambassador in Santiago, reported to Henry Kissinger, the foreign strategist of President Richard Nixon: "Once Allende comes to power we shall do all within our power to condemn Chile and the Chileans to utmost deprivation and poverty."

    A few days earlier Richard Helms, director of the CIA, had scribbled notes on a meeting in Washington with Nixon, Kissinger and John Mitchell, the US attorney general, where the president demanded a coup. They read: "One in 10 chance perhaps, but save Chile! /worth spending /not concerned risks involved /no involvement of embassy /$10,000,000 available, more if necessary/ best men we have/ game plan/ make the economy scream /48 hours for plan of action."

    After Allende's enemies finally claimed their victory against him on 11 September, Chileans protected themselves as best they could while Pinochet and his cohorts, well favoured now by Washington, turned to making themselves fortunes from the privatisation of public services and, quietly, from the trade in cocaine from Bolivia which the US never seemed to want to criticise or attack.

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    Brutal right wing monster, and Pinochet.
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    It would be good to see the collaborators held to account. Not likely though.
     
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