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May 16, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
Retired army Col. Mario Manriquez has been charged in the killing of renowned Chilean folk singer Victor Jara shortly after the 1973 coup led by Gen. Augusto Pinochet. Jara was a Communist Party activist who backed Chile's elected socialist president, Salvador Allende. The singer was arrested after the Sept. 11, 1973, military coup. Court papers indicate he was tortured and shot to death.
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April 8, 2013 | By Fabiola Gutierrez and Chris Kraul, Los Angeles Times
SANTIAGO, Chile - Chilean authorities on Monday exhumed the body of Pablo Neruda to check claims by a former chauffeur that the Nobel Prize-winning poet may have been killed by government agents shortly after the 1973 overthrow of his friend, President Salvador Allende. Under a special tent and wearing protective clothing, a team of forensic pathologists that included a U.S. toxicologist gathered in the coastal resort town of Isla Negra to oversee the exhumation. Neruda died on Sept.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 2, 2000
Re " 'Los Desaparecidos' Are Returning to Haunt Gen. Pinochet," Commentary, May 30: Ariel Dorfman's article about Gen. Augusto Pinochet's crimes was profound, particularly in its discussion of the way in which atrocities committed all over Chile throughout Pinochet's rule were present at some level in the minds of every Chilean. As uncomfortable as it may be for many in the U.S., the fact is that the abomination which was Pinochet's Chile might never have happened had our country not helped to overthrow the democratically elected socialist government of Salvador Allende.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 14, 2013 | By Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
Say yes to "No. " An entire country did, causing a political earthquake that uprooted a tenacious dictatorship and formed the basis of this smart, involving and provocative new film. Starring Gael GarcĂ­a Bernal, "No" is inspired by a real-life 1988 scenario that marked the beginning of the end for Chile's brutal Augusto Pinochet dictatorship. It's an irresistible fable of sorts about the power of counter-intuitive thinking, but it is also something more. As put together by some of Chile's top cinematic talents, a hit at Cannes and one of the five foreign-language Oscar nominees this year, "No" is also unexpectedly amusing and as savvy as it gets about the psychology of the political process.
BOOKS
January 6, 1991 | Sharon Dirlam
HARD RAIN by Ariel Dorfman (Readers International: $18.95; 270 pp.) "Hard Rain" doesn't fit into any format of plot, character development or chronology. Written in 1972 and spirited out of Chile as the government fell, this novel deals with human consciousness generally, the revolution in Chile in the days of Salvador Allende specifically.
NEWS
September 4, 1990
In an event charged with democratic symbolism, Chile pays homage today to Salvador Allende, the Socialist president who died 17 years ago this month during a military coup. Allende's body was originally buried without ceremony in seaside Vina del Mar, after he reportedly committed suicide during a 1973 military attack on the Presidential palace. Today, the 20th anniversary of the elections that brought him to power, his remains are to be reinterred in an elaborate mausoleum in the capital.
OPINION
December 20, 2004
The Dec. 14 article, "Pinochet Competent, Must Stand Trial, Judge Rules," omits the fact that the CIA endorsed, if not directly supported, the 1973 coup that overthrew Salvador Allende and put Augusto Pinochet in power. The CIA's website states that it "continued some ongoing propaganda projects, including support for news media committed to creating a positive image for the military Junta." "The military Junta" is CIA-talk for Pinochet's dictatorial government. The CIA website also admits that the Nixon administration sought to instigate an anti-Allende coup in 1970.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 12, 2013 | By Carolyn Kellogg
Nobel Prize winning poet Pablo Neruda's body will be exhumed and autopsied, a judge ruled this week. An investigation of Neruda's death was opened in 2011, 38 years after he died of what was said to be malnutrition or cancer. Judge Mario Carroza ordered the investigation after Chile's Communist Party filed an official request. Carroza is overseeing the cases of hundreds of Chileans who were "disappeared" during Gen. Augusto Pinochet's notoriously ruthless regime. Pinochet took over from Salvador Allende in a military coup in 1973.
NEWS
September 1, 1988 | Reuters
President Augusto Pinochet announced today that he is allowing all Chile's exiles, officially numbered at around 300, to return home. The lifting of the exile orders would cover leaders of the Marxist government of Salvador Allende, toppled in the 1973 coup, including Allende's widow, Hortensia Bussi, and the head of the Chilean Communist Party, Luis Corvalan. "The problem has been totally solved. All prohibitions (on entry) have been lifted, all of them," Pinochet told journalists.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 10, 1993 | GUILLERMO REYES, Guillermo Reyes is a writer and the dramaturg/literary manager of the Bilingual Foundation of the Arts in Los Angeles. He has written a play about Allende, which will have a special staging by the Words Across Cultures ensemble on Saturday.
Americans often speak of John F. Kennedy's assassination as a defining point in their lives, a defining trauma. The events that have marked and reshaped my life occurred with another president's untimely death--that of Salvador Allende in Chile, on Sept. 11, 1973.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 12, 2013 | By Carolyn Kellogg
Nobel Prize winning poet Pablo Neruda's body will be exhumed and autopsied, a judge ruled this week. An investigation of Neruda's death was opened in 2011, 38 years after he died of what was said to be malnutrition or cancer. Judge Mario Carroza ordered the investigation after Chile's Communist Party filed an official request. Carroza is overseeing the cases of hundreds of Chileans who were "disappeared" during Gen. Augusto Pinochet's notoriously ruthless regime. Pinochet took over from Salvador Allende in a military coup in 1973.
NEWS
December 2, 2011 | By Reed Johnson, Los Angeles Times
In Patricio Guzman's films, several of which are being screened in Los Angeles this month, the date of infamy, Sept. 11, is shrouded in smoke and bloodshed. But the year was 1973, not 2001, and the place was Santiago, Chile, not Lower Manhattan. On that day, Chile's democratically elected Socialist president, Salvador Allende, was overthrown in a right-wing coup d'etat led by Gen. Augusto Pinochet. Allende died in the ruins of the La Moneda presidential palace, which had been bombed by air force planes, and Pinochet went on to rule the country until 1990, a period during which more than 30,000 people are believed to have been killed, tortured, "disappeared" or driven into exile.
OPINION
May 23, 2011 | By Peter Kornbluh and Marc Cooper
Nearly 40 years after the violent military coup in which he perished, the remains of former Chilean President Salvador Allende will be exhumed in Santiago on Monday under the supervision of an investigating magistrate and a team of forensic experts. The exhumation is part of an attempt to determine once and for all whether the democratically elected Socialist president was killed by the Chilean air force jets and troops that bombed and assaulted his presidential palace or if, as most witnesses concur, Allende took his own life.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 19, 2009 | Associated Press
Hortensia Bussi, the widow of Chilean President Salvador Allende who helped lead opposition to the military dictatorship that ousted her socialist husband in a bloody 1973 coup, died Thursday. She was 94. Her physician, Dr. Paz Rojas, said Bussi died during a nap. Bussi's husband, an avowed Marxist, was elected president in 1970 and toppled three years later in an uprising by the military led by Gen. Augusto Pinochet. Allende killed himself Sept.
WORLD
May 16, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
Retired army Col. Mario Manriquez has been charged in the killing of renowned Chilean folk singer Victor Jara shortly after the 1973 coup led by Gen. Augusto Pinochet. Jara was a Communist Party activist who backed Chile's elected socialist president, Salvador Allende. The singer was arrested after the Sept. 11, 1973, military coup. Court papers indicate he was tortured and shot to death.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 16, 2007 | Robert Abele; Kevin Crust
When Superman's work is done, he retires to a cramped apartment studded with Man of Steel memorabilia. When the Hulk reverts to human form, he's a wiry black man who was once homeless. Batman sees a therapist over his anger issues.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 16, 2007 | Robert Abele; Kevin Crust
When Superman's work is done, he retires to a cramped apartment studded with Man of Steel memorabilia. When the Hulk reverts to human form, he's a wiry black man who was once homeless. Batman sees a therapist over his anger issues.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 17, 1990 | DON SHIRLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In "El Gran Circo de Chile" at the Santa Monica Pier Saturday and Sunday, Rodolfo Pulgai looked remarkably like the late president Salvador Allende, the leftist president of Chile from 1970 to 1973, and masterfully expressed the man's rare moments of relaxation as well as his gravity and his passion. Like its acclaimed romance, "La Negra Ester," El Gran Circo Teatro de Chile and director Andres Perez Araya adapted their commedia style to the story about Allende.
TRAVEL
December 31, 2006 | Agustin Gurza, Times Staff Writer
FOR Chileans, Sept. 11, 1973 was the day the music died. The long, narrow South American country, home to this capital of 5.5 million, once was an international center for Latin pop music, with groups in the vanguard of the rock en espanol revolution and the New Song movement, a politically charged folk revival then sweeping Latin America. Then came Chile's 9/11. Gen.
OPINION
December 20, 2004
The Dec. 14 article, "Pinochet Competent, Must Stand Trial, Judge Rules," omits the fact that the CIA endorsed, if not directly supported, the 1973 coup that overthrew Salvador Allende and put Augusto Pinochet in power. The CIA's website states that it "continued some ongoing propaganda projects, including support for news media committed to creating a positive image for the military Junta." "The military Junta" is CIA-talk for Pinochet's dictatorial government. The CIA website also admits that the Nixon administration sought to instigate an anti-Allende coup in 1970.
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