Pinochet’s murder of Chilean Christian Democrat Frei

This video is called The Crimes of Pinochet – Chile.

From the BBC:

Chile judge charges six over ex-president’s 1982 death

Mr Frei Montalva was president from 1964 to 1970

A Chilean judge has charged six people over the death in 1982 of the country’s ex-President, Eduardo Frei Montalva.

The judge said there was now evidence that Mr Frei, a vocal critic of military leader Augusto Pinochet, had been poisoned in hospital.

The arrests come less than a week before Chile‘s presidential election, in which Mr Frei’s son, Eduardo Frei Ruiz-Tagle, is a leading candidate.

The former president’s family have long argued he was murdered.

Mr Frei Montalva died after undergoing routine surgery.

The six people charged in connection with the alleged killing include four doctors – two who were involved in the operation and two in the subsequent post mortem.

At the time, the authorities said the former leader had died of a bacterial infection.

“The death of the former president came about as a result of the gradual introduction into his system of unusual, toxic substances… which broke down his immune system,” Judge Alejandro Madrid said as he announced the charges.

See also here.

Although the initial results of the Chilean elections appear to show strong support for right-wing candidate Sebastian Pinera, the real news of this election is that for the first time since the coup in 1973 the Chilean Communist Party has achieved parliamentary representation: here. And here.

Chile’s president has apologised to the descendants of a group of indigenous people who were kidnapped and exibited as “curiosities” in Europe during the 1880s: here.

Conservative billionaire Sebastian Pinera has won the presidential election in Chile, a result likely to swing the country the right and increase tensions across Latin America: here.

Nikolas Kozloff: Chile’s Presidential Election and Future of South American Left: here.

5 thoughts on “Pinochet’s murder of Chilean Christian Democrat Frei

  1. Chile remembers Pinochet’s victims

    Chile: The government inaugurated the Museum of Memory on Monday to make sure the tens of thousands of people who were imprisoned, killed or disappeared during General Augusto Pinochet’s dictatorship are not forgotten.

    President Michelle Bachelet, who was detained and tortured during the Western-backed 1973-1990 military regime, said that the museum sends a sign of the country’s “desire to never again suffer a tragedy like the one we are remembering here.”


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