Augusto Pinochet

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Chile jails a retired general for 15 Pinochet-era murders

Juan Emilio Cheyre was detained this week as a formal investigation opened into his alleged involvement in the killing of 15 people during the nation's bloody dictatorship from 1973-1990.
VICE News and Reuters
7.8.16
americas

Students in Chile Are Demanding Free Tuition, and Protests Are Turning Violent

The students are angry at President Michelle Bachelet for not fulfilling promises she made to overhaul Chile’s education system during her 2014 election campaign.
Max Radwin
6.2.16
americas

Chile Takes Its First Step Towards Easing Pinochet’s Total Ban on Abortion

Deputies approved a bill allowing abortion in three highly restricted cases amid much heated debate in the chamber and on social media. The reform, celebrated as historic by women’s rights activists, now goes to the senate.
Nicolás Ríos
3.17.16
VICE News

Was the Pinochet Regime Behind Pablo Neruda's Death?

The Chilean government confirms it sent a document to the judge investigating the poet's death, two weeks after General Pinochet came to power in 1973, stating that "third parties" were probably involved.
Nicolás Ríos
11.10.15
chile

Pinochet Considered Killing His Own Spy Chief to Cover Up 1976 Washington DC Car-Bombing

Documents released this week described the 1976 bombing that assassinated ex Chilean diplomat Orlando Letelier as the 'only clear case of state-supported terrorism' to occur in the US capital.
Nicolás Ríos
10.9.15
americas

The Soldiers Who Set Two Chilean Protesters on Fire in 1986 Will Finally Face Charges

Twelve former soldiers in Chile's military will face justice after the infamous 1986 immolation case was reopened upon a break in Chilean ex soldiers' "code of silence."
Nicolás Ríos
7.29.15
VICE News

Chile's Bachelet 'Redirects Attention' From Corruption Scandals With Call For a New Constitution

A new constitution would do away with the current charter established in 1980 under the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet. But is Michelle Bachelet just deflecting mounting corruption allegations?
Nicolás Ríos
4.30.15
Features

Chile Is Still Littered with a Dictator's Unexploded Landmines

Augusto Pinochet left more than 100,000 landmines behind, and it's taking forever to dig them up.
Katie Worth
11.11.14
americas

Chile Is Prosecuting a Group of Suspected Anarchist Subway Bombers

Prosecutors claim to have "scientific proof" that three suspects bombed a subway station in Santiago, but concerns remain about alleged profiling during the investigation.
Nicolás Ríos
9.22.14
americas

An Anti-Terror Law is Inflaming Tensions in Chile's Indigenous Turf War

Political debate grows over classifying attacks related to the conflict between Mapuche activists and local landowners as terrorism.
Sam Edwards
7.27.14