Before 2001, there was another 9/11. In 1973, a military coup backed by the United States, overthrew the Chilean government and ushered in seventeen years of brutal dictatorship. In the first of a two part series; we hear stories of the Chilean 9/11.That day marked the end of one of Latin America’s longest democratic traditions, and brought on almost two decades of murder, disappearances, repression, and fear. This program was produced by the Freedom Archives
Isabel Letelier, sculptor, author, and human rights activist; Ariel Dorfman, author, journalist and human rights activist; Isabel Allende, author and journalist; Rene Castro, visual artist, photographer, curator, and teacher; Joan Jara, British author, former ballerina, and partner of the late Chilean singer-composer Victor Jara.
For More Information:
The Ingredients of a Military Coup by Michel Chossudovsky, Chile, September 11, 1973
Obama in Chile: No apology for 1973 coup
The Other 9/11
The Pinochet Files
The National Security Archive
Arundhati Roy speech: Come September
Nostalgia for The Light
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