This video from the USA says about itself:
Mar 5, 2013
From the blog Cachando Chile: Reflections on Chilean Culture:
Arpillera (pronounced ahr-pee-YAIR-ah) literally means burlap, and in this context it refers to a design appliquéd on burlap. Violeta Parra, the famous Chilean singer, folklorist, and artist, is often credited as the original arpillerista, although hers (like the famous Isla Negra arpilleras) are heavily embroidered and not appliqued.
From daily The Morning Star in Britain:
No charges brought after probe into Pinochet loot
Tuesday 06 August 2013
Lawyers and progressives expressed disappointment today after a nine-year investigation into how late dictator General Augusto Pinochet illegally enriched himself ended with no charges being brought against his family.
Judge Manuel Antonio Valderrama said his decision not to charge any family members was open to appeal.
Six former military officers have been charged over money that was stashed in a number of overseas bank accounts, said to amount to around £14 million.
Plaintiffs have argued that the dictator embezzled the money from the state after he seized power in a brutal coup 40 years ago and headed a regime that tortured and murdered thousands of left-wing activists and trade unionists.
But investigators said they could not press charges since they could not identify the source of most of the loot.
Pinochet’s grandson Rodrigo Garcia whinged that despite the case ending in “nothing” the dirt on his mass-murdering granddad’s name would be “difficult to clean.”
- Michelle Bachelet against dictator’s crony in Chilean elections (dearkitty1.wordpress.com)
- Chile closes probe into Pinochet’s secret bank accounts abroad (channelnewsasia.com)