Democracy Now: Chile to Probe Allende’s Death in U.S.-Backed Coup

The Chilean government has launched the first ever inquiry into the 1973 death of President Salvador Allende during the U.S.-backed military coup. Allende died in the presidential palace on September 11, 1973, in the attack that brought Augusto Pinochet to power. The investigation will focus on whether Allende took his own life or was killed by Pinochet’s forces. His case is one of hundreds of unresolved murders submitted to a special Chilean court this week.

~ by wheresthemic on January 28, 2011.

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