September 12, 1992 |
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.
May 10, 1987 |
They may cut the flowers, but they won't hold back the spring. --Quote by the late Nobel Prize-winning Chilean poet Pablo Neruda, seen everywhere in Chile. "It wasn't the most courageous act of my life, but the most noble," is the way Chilean film maker-in-exile Miguel Littin described his clandestine return to Chile in 1985.
September 4, 1990 |
In a tiny cemetery, nestled between green fields and scrub-covered Andean foothills, a judge supervises workers digging up the bodies of three unknown people who were killed in the bloody repression after Chile's 1973 coup. Police officers block the dirt lane leading to the cemetery from a paved road, where a dozen reporters and cameramen wait through the cold, misty morning.
July 12, 1994 |
When Gen. Augusto Pinochet seized power in 1973 and imposed the harsh dictatorship that was to send more than 200,000 Chileans fleeing into exile, Roberto Carcamo was only a child. But when Carcamo grew up, he also fled. His activities as a member of a Socialist youth organization had gotten him in trouble with the police. He spent nine years in Norway before returning to Chile in May. Many Chilean exiles have put down permanent roots abroad after years in the diaspora.