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Pinochet was responsible for squashing the socialist Chilean regime created by Allende. In doing so, he came to be one of the worst u.s. government sponsored terrorists in Latin America. I hope he suffered before he died. I might make it my mission to travel to Chile to dance on the dead bastard's grave.

More info:  http://www.remember-chile.org.uk/

Marlena Gangi
Chile Identifies 35,000 Pinochet Torture Victims /Pinochet with Margret Thatcher
Chile Identifies 35,000 Pinochet Torture Victims /Pinochet with Margret Thatcher
SANTIAGO, Chile (Reuters) - Ex-dictator Augusto Pinochet, who ruled Chile from 1973-1990 and spent his old age fighting human rights, fraud and corruption charges, died on Sunday a week after suffering a heart attack, Chilean television reported.

Pinochet, 91, grabbed power in a coup and went on to become the best known of the South American dictators of the 1970s and 1980s. Under his regime more than 3,000 people died in political violence, many at the hands of repressive secret police.

He was accused of dozens of human rights violations but a lengthy effort to bring him to trial in Chile failed as his defense lawyers successfully argued that he was too ill to face charges.

Despite Pinochet's human rights record, many Chileans loved him and said he saved Chile from Marxism.

typo 13.Dec.2006 17:58


Pinochet tortured and murdered over 30,000 Chileans without trial, not 3,000 like the article says.