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June 3, 1995 | WILLIAM R. LONG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With the candor of a carpenter talking about his trade, round-faced Osvaldo Romo spoke of torturing and killing prisoners as a secret police agent under Chile's former military government. Romo's matter-of-fact description of past atrocities came in a jailhouse interview with a correspondent for Univision, a Spanish-language television network in the United States. When parts of the interview were broadcast on Chilean TV last month, they stirred up a hornet's nest.
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June 3, 1995 | WILLIAM R. LONG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With the candor of a carpenter talking about his trade, round-faced Osvaldo Romo spoke of torturing and killing prisoners as a secret police agent under Chile's former military government. Romo's matter-of-fact description of past atrocities came in a jailhouse interview with a correspondent for Univision, a Spanish-language television network in the United States. When parts of the interview were broadcast on Chilean TV last month, they stirred up a hornet's nest.
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March 2, 1993 | WILLIAM R. LONG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The trial of Gen. Manuel Contreras for the assassination of Orlando Letelier is nearing its end--more than 16 years after the bomb slaying in Washington. That, in itself, is a sign of how things have changed in Chile since the return of civilian rule in 1990. Under military rule, the Letelier case posed little if any threat to Contreras, former chief of the regime's feared political police.
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