July 1, 1999 |
The U.S. government made public Wednesday thousands of classified documents concerning the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet in Chile, raising hopes that new information will aid the prosecution of Pinochet by a Spanish judge and shed light on the U.S. role in Chile's bloody past.
December 1, 1998 |
Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, reflecting divisions within the Clinton administration, Monday recommended that other nations respect Chile's demand that Britain not extradite former dictator Augusto Pinochet to Spain. But she did not support the demand outright. "I'm not in the business of giving advice on this," Albright said when asked what she had advised the British. "I think we're not prepared to make a statement about the merits of the case."
April 17, 1998 |
President Clinton launched a four-day Chilean visit Thursday by agreeing with President Eduardo Frei to cooperate on climate change, financial-market stability and other issues in a global economy. But it was on a more down-to-earth level that Clinton sought to explain the ties that bind Chileans and Americans--on issues such as schools, child care, jobs and access to credit.
December 8, 1995 |
U.S. Trade Representative Mickey Kantor held out little hope Thursday that an agreement can be completed to bring Chile into the North American Free Trade Agreement in 1996. The key obstacle, Kantor said, is the difficulty of gaining from the U.S. Congress the crucial negotiating authority needed to expand the agreement with Mexico and Canada to include Chile.
August 7, 1993 |
The Chilean television report was titled "The FBI in Action," and it started with some hard-hitting footage of Kevin Costner and Sean Connery in the movie "The Untouchables." But the main focus of the TV report was the intense Chilean debate over plans to create an FBI office in the U.S. Embassy here. The plan has brought protests from both the right and left, based on fears that the FBI may violate Chile's sovereignty by conducting investigations, operations or arrests in this country.
January 12, 1992 |
The families of the late Chilean Ambassador Orlando Letelier and his aide Ronnie Moffitt will share in a $2.6-million settlement under a decision announced Saturday by the State Department. The money will be paid by the government of Chile to the U.S. government for distribution to the families affected by the 1976 car bombing in Washington that killed Letelier and Moffitt. Part of the money also will go to Michael Moffitt, who was injured in the blast. The Moffitts were married.