CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 29, 1999
We rejoice in the news that Augusto Pinochet, the brutal and unrepentant ex-dictator of Chile, has been refused permission by Britain's Law Lords to return to Chile (March 25). He now faces extradition to Spain, where he has been charged with crimes against humanity. Now, what about the U.S.? Will Atty. Gen. Janet Reno issue arrest warrants against Pinochet for the car bomb assassination of Orlando Letelier and Ronni Moffitt in Washington and the summary executions in the Santiago soccer stadium of Californian Frank Teruggi, a UC Santa Barbara student, and Charles Horman, another young American activist (see the movie "Missing," starring Jack Lemmon as Horman's father)
July 1, 2000 |
An informant told the U.S. Embassy in Chile in 1987 that an American filmmaker killed in the tumultuous aftermath of a 1973 military coup was shot by Chilean soldiers because he was judged to be a "foreign extremist," according to government documents made public Friday. The source of the information was not disclosed, and the documents indicated that the embassy was unable to determine whether the information was credible.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 21, 2011 |
Nathaniel Davis, a longtime diplomat who was the American ambassador to Chile when President Salvador Allende was deposed in a bloody coup, died of cancer Monday in Claremont. He was 86. His death was announced by Claremont's Harvey Mudd College, where he taught political science for 19 years until his retirement in 2002. Once described as a "brilliant career officer" by former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, Davis also served as ambassador to Bulgaria, Guatemala and Switzerland.
November 30, 2011 |
A Chilean judge is seeking the extradition of a former U.S. military officer to face murder charges in the 1973 slaying of freelance journalist and filmmaker Charles Horman, a case dramatized in the Oscar-winning film "Missing," court sources confirmed Tuesday. Judge Jorge Zepeda wants former U.S. Navy Capt. Ray E. Davis, whose whereabouts were not immediately clear Tuesday, to face trial in Chile for his alleged involvement in the deaths of Horman and U.S. student Frank Teruggi.
August 1, 2001 |
Chile's Supreme Court has authorized an investigating judge to submit questions to former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger about the assassination of an American filmmaker during Gen. Augusto Pinochet's rule. Judge Juan Guzman, who has sought unsuccessfully to try Pinochet on human rights charges, wants to question Kissinger as part of his probe into the death of Charles Horman, who was killed shortly after the dictator seized power.
July 24, 1988 |
"Berlin Diaries" is the record of Marie (Missy) Vassiltchikov, a White Russian aristocrat, displaced by the Russian Revolution and compelled to seek refuge and work in Hitler's Germany. The diary begins Jan. 1, 1940, with the departure of Missy's family from Lithuania to Berlin and documents in a breezy, charming style her acclimation to Berlin life.