Anti-Pinochet Chilean Corvalan dies


This music video is Quilapayun – El pueblo unido jamas sera vencido; song of the Chilean Left.

From British daily The Morning Star today:

Chilean communist Corvalan dies

Chile: Former Communist Party leader Luis Corvalan died on Wednesday at the age of 94.

The party was banned in Chile from 1948 to 1958 and Mr Corvalan spent those years as a prisoner.

He was again imprisoned by the Pinochet dictatorship from 1973 to 1976, when an international campaign led by the USSR helped to secure his freedom.

The Lenin Peace Prize winner was subsequently exiled to the USSR, where he led the CP in exile during the years of Pinochet’s rule.

He resigned as general secretary and returned to his homeland after the restoration of democracy in 1990.

Military officers convicted of human rights violations during the Pinochet dictatorship will not be pardoned after Chile’s president rejected a proposal by the Catholic church for elderly or sick prisoners to be freed: here.

HUMAN RIGHTS-CHILE: Unfinished Business: here.

Forensics Helps ID Victims of Murderous Dictator Pinochet: here.

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