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March 11, 1998 | SEBASTIAN ROTELLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Twenty-five years after taking power with a bloody military coup and eight years after stepping down as dictator, Gen. Augusto Pinochet retired as commander in chief of the army Tuesday, a historic act that advanced Chile's democratic transition while revealing its limitations. The 82-year-old Pinochet turned over the ceremonial sword of command to his successor, Gen.
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March 11, 1998 | SEBASTIAN ROTELLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Twenty-five years after taking power with a bloody military coup and eight years after stepping down as dictator, Gen. Augusto Pinochet retired as commander in chief of the army Tuesday, a historic act that advanced Chile's democratic transition while revealing its limitations. The 82-year-old Pinochet turned over the ceremonial sword of command to his successor, Gen.
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August 9, 2000 | SEBASTIAN ROTELLA and EVA VERGARA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The Chilean Supreme Court stripped former dictator Augusto Pinochet of his immunity from prosecution Tuesday, in a decision that dealt the beleaguered senator-for-life his worst defeat ever in his homeland and reaffirmed the strength of Chile's democracy.
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October 8, 1999 | SEBASTIAN ROTELLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The retired general smokes a pipe and has a jolly smile, but he's a die-hard Chilean soldier--unrepentant about the past and angry about the present. An old photo in Gen. Alejandro Medina's office shows him wearing the black beret and holstered dagger of the elite paratroops he led during the coup by Augusto Pinochet in 1973. A photo from this year shows Medina with Pinochet, who looks pale and fragile in a white sweater, in the house outside London where the former dictator remains in custody.
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