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September 11, 1987 | WILLIAM R. LONG, Times Staff Writer
As Gen. Augusto Pinochet marks the 14th anniversary today of his bloody rise to power, he faces a new challenge by an opposition alliance formed to try to defeat him at the polls. Pinochet, 71, also is facing a disruptive offensive by Communist urban guerrillas. The Manuel Rodriguez Patriotic Front has been holding a kidnaped army lieutenant colonel since Sept.
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September 12, 1992 | WILLIAM R. LONG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A street disturbance erupted near Chile's government palace Friday as the country marked the 19th anniversary of a bloody military coup against Socialist President Salvador Allende, who died during the coup. Several hundred leftist demonstrators were protesting human rights violations during the 1973 coup and the ensuing 16 1/2 years of military rule. The clash between demonstrators and the police reflected the conflicting political passions that Sept.
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March 13, 1990 | JAMES F. SMITH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As President Patricio Aylwin proclaimed a new democratic dawn in Chile in his first speech Sunday from the front of the presidential palace, bands of angry leftist youths were hurling soft-drink bottles at police tear-gas vans behind the palace. It felt for a moment as if the dictatorship of the last 16 years were still intact, as if Aylwin had never wrested the presidency from Gen. Augusto Pinochet at the ballot box rather than at the barricades.
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June 6, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Fifteen bound and bullet-riddled bodies were found in a mass grave near the fishing village of Pisagua, Chile, and officials said the site may yield 15 more bodies. The corpses are believed to be those of leftists rounded up and killed by troops after a 1973 right-wing coup. The former military regime ran a detention camp in Pisagua.
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September 2, 1987
Suspected leftist rebels posing as water company workers kidnaped a Chilean army colonel, an expert in weapons production, at gunpoint in Santiago. A man who said he was a spokesman for an armed wing of the outlawed Communist Party claimed that the Manuel Rodriguez Patriotic Front was responsible for the kidnaping of Col. Carlos Carreno. The Chilean army condemned the "cowardly act of Marxist subversion" and mounted a massive search. The abduction was similar to last year's seizure of Col.
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September 12, 1988 | JAMES F. SMITH, Times Staff Writer
Few incumbent presidents could hope to campaign with overall economic statistics as healthy as those proffered by Gen. Augusto Pinochet as he appeals to Chilean voters for another eight years in power. Economic growth is projected at 5.7% for 1988, the fifth positive year in a row. Unemployment is down, and exports are surging. Chile is one of the few Latin American nations that has actually reduced its foreign debt, and yearly inflation is lower than most neighboring countries' monthly rates.
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September 12, 1992 | WILLIAM R. LONG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A street disturbance erupted near Chile's government palace Friday as the country marked the 19th anniversary of a bloody military coup against Socialist President Salvador Allende, who died during the coup. Several hundred leftist demonstrators were protesting human rights violations during the 1973 coup and the ensuing 16 1/2 years of military rule. The clash between demonstrators and the police reflected the conflicting political passions that Sept.
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June 6, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Fifteen bound and bullet-riddled bodies were found in a mass grave near the fishing village of Pisagua, Chile, and officials said the site may yield 15 more bodies. The corpses are believed to be those of leftists rounded up and killed by troops after a 1973 right-wing coup. The former military regime ran a detention camp in Pisagua.
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January 31, 1990 | From Reuters
Forty-nine leftist guerrillas, including several accused of taking part in a bloody assassination attempt on military President Augusto Pinochet three years ago, made a daring breakout from a Santiago jail Tuesday. The guerrillas, all but one of them from the Manuel Rodriguez Patriotic Front guerrilla group, escaped after tunneling 80 yards under the central city prison to come up inside an abandoned railway station.
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September 25, 1987 | Associated Press
Three armed men raided a Santiago radio station Thursday but failed to broadcast an anti-government message, the station's director said. Javier Miranda, director of Radio Viva FM, said the three called themselves members of the leftist Manuel Rodriguez Patriotic Front, which claimed responsibility for the unsuccessful attempt to kill President Augusto Pinochet a year ago. They tied up a guard and another employee at 6:30 a.m. and demanded that a text be broadcast.
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March 13, 1990 | JAMES F. SMITH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As President Patricio Aylwin proclaimed a new democratic dawn in Chile in his first speech Sunday from the front of the presidential palace, bands of angry leftist youths were hurling soft-drink bottles at police tear-gas vans behind the palace. It felt for a moment as if the dictatorship of the last 16 years were still intact, as if Aylwin had never wrested the presidency from Gen. Augusto Pinochet at the ballot box rather than at the barricades.
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January 31, 1990 | From Reuters
Forty-nine leftist guerrillas, including several accused of taking part in a bloody assassination attempt on military President Augusto Pinochet three years ago, made a daring breakout from a Santiago jail Tuesday. The guerrillas, all but one of them from the Manuel Rodriguez Patriotic Front guerrilla group, escaped after tunneling 80 yards under the central city prison to come up inside an abandoned railway station.
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October 2, 1988 | JAMES F. SMITH, Times Staff Writer
Carmen Hertz wants Chileans to think these days of her late husband and the 71 others who were executed in a military sweep through four northern Chilean towns in October, 1973, a month after Gen. Augusto Pinochet's coup. Hertz says that Wednesday's presidential plebiscite, in which Pinochet seeks eight more years in power, ought to be in part a referendum on the human rights abuses she says began with the coup itself and continued, if on a lesser scale, throughout the general's 15-year rule.
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September 12, 1988 | JAMES F. SMITH, Times Staff Writer
Few incumbent presidents could hope to campaign with overall economic statistics as healthy as those proffered by Gen. Augusto Pinochet as he appeals to Chilean voters for another eight years in power. Economic growth is projected at 5.7% for 1988, the fifth positive year in a row. Unemployment is down, and exports are surging. Chile is one of the few Latin American nations that has actually reduced its foreign debt, and yearly inflation is lower than most neighboring countries' monthly rates.
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January 28, 1988 | United Press International
The head of a police bomb disposal unit was killed and four people were wounded in the explosion of a booby-trapped house believed to be a leftist rebel hide-out, police said Wednesday. Three explosions in quick succession ripped through the walls of a rented house and blew off part of the roof as the disposal experts opened the door late Tuesday night, police said.
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September 25, 1987 | Associated Press
Three armed men raided a Santiago radio station Thursday but failed to broadcast an anti-government message, the station's director said. Javier Miranda, director of Radio Viva FM, said the three called themselves members of the leftist Manuel Rodriguez Patriotic Front, which claimed responsibility for the unsuccessful attempt to kill President Augusto Pinochet a year ago. They tied up a guard and another employee at 6:30 a.m. and demanded that a text be broadcast.
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October 2, 1988 | JAMES F. SMITH, Times Staff Writer
Carmen Hertz wants Chileans to think these days of her late husband and the 71 others who were executed in a military sweep through four northern Chilean towns in October, 1973, a month after Gen. Augusto Pinochet's coup. Hertz says that Wednesday's presidential plebiscite, in which Pinochet seeks eight more years in power, ought to be in part a referendum on the human rights abuses she says began with the coup itself and continued, if on a lesser scale, throughout the general's 15-year rule.
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April 15, 1987 | From Reuters
Armed rebels seized the offices of the Associated Press and four radio stations here to announce the end of a truce proclaimed for Pope John Paul II's visit to Chile. Three men with pistols broke into the AP offices Monday night and scrawled on the walls slogans of the Manuel Rodriguez Patriotic Front, the guerrilla group that claimed responsibility for an attempt on the life of President Augusto Pinochet last September.
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September 12, 1987 | WILLIAM R. LONG, Times Staff Writer
President Augusto Pinochet responded Friday with harsh defiance to the ransom demands of Communist guerrillas who are holding an army lieutenant colonel. Calling the guerrillas terrorists and cowards, Pinochet declared: "To stop them, one cannot act with consideration. A tough hand is needed, the toughest possible." The 71-year-old general spoke in a ceremony marking the 14th anniversary of the 1973 coup that brought him to power.
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September 11, 1987 | WILLIAM R. LONG, Times Staff Writer
As Gen. Augusto Pinochet marks the 14th anniversary today of his bloody rise to power, he faces a new challenge by an opposition alliance formed to try to defeat him at the polls. Pinochet, 71, also is facing a disruptive offensive by Communist urban guerrillas. The Manuel Rodriguez Patriotic Front has been holding a kidnaped army lieutenant colonel since Sept.
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