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September 11, 2013

40 Year Anniversary Of September 11

Today is the 40th anniversary of the military coup that brought General Augusto Pinochet to power and brought down the government of President Salvador Allende. To mark the anniversary of this controversial event, Chilean newspaper La Tercera has put together this brilliant animated timeline, with chilling details from the day itself, including film, photographs, maps, […]

Chile 1973

Today is the 40th anniversary of the military coup that brought General Augusto Pinochet to power and brought down the government of President Salvador Allende.

To mark the anniversary of this controversial event, Chilean newspaper La Tercera has put together this brilliant animated timeline, with chilling details from the day itself, including film, photographs, maps, illustrations and recordings of radio and phone conversations with key military and government leaders.

You can see the interactive timeline either in Spanish or in English (although the original audio recordings still play in Spanish). This is an extraordinarily detailed and refreshingly non-partisan piece of work that I recommend to all fans of history and global politics.

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Yamabuki Zhou 9 years ago

A sad day for Chile. And a day for the US to feel shame. Obama would do well to remember how Nixon ordered the removal of Allende. Chile paid a terrible price. I still remember the horror I felt when I learned of the US involvement. Unfortunately the US has a history of interfering in other nations. Sadly this seems to be the norm in human history.

Toni 9 years ago

I was struck by the date coincidence. I wonder how many US politicians give a damn, let alone remember the enormously greater numbers of Chileans who died as a result of their actions than those Americans who tragically also died in New York.

    Fernando Gros 9 years ago

    Toni – I suspect many in the US do not know or have a grasp of the numbers of people who were affected. I never want to play down what happened in New York, but even by conservative estimates, more died in the aftermath of Chile’s coup, with most deaths coming in the early years of the Junta. And, of course, a vast number of people were affected, those died, the many more who were detained and tortured and, of course, all those who left the country, either during the Allende years, or following Pinochet’s rise.

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