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APR 10, 2013 - New Statesman

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Why Allende had to die

Sedition in Santiago.Forty years have passed since the Chilean president Salvador Allende died in La Moneda Palace in Santiago, attempting to defend himself with an AK-47 he had been given by Fidel Castro. Here, in a piece from the New Statesman published in March 1974, the Nobel Prize-winning novelist Gabriel García Márquez explores Allende’s record in Chile, his rivals’ dealings with the United States and the rise of his successor – the army general Augusto Pinochet. It was towards the end of 1969 that three generals from the Pentagon dined with five Chilean ... Read More

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