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Opening of Pinochet’s Revised Will Does not Reveal Hidden Fortune

The revised last will and testament of Augusto Pinochet Ugarte, dictator of Chile from 1973-1990, did not reveal the heirs to the millions that he likely embezzled from the state, nor more information on bank accounts or assets. A study … Continue reading

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Letter from Imprisoned Torturer, Murderer Reaching out to Piñera Intercepted

A former agent of Chile’s National Information Office (Central Nacional de Informaciones – CNI) attempted to send a letter to President Sebastián Piñera  that offered his help so that former president Michelle Bachelet would not return to the presidency.  In … Continue reading

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Homophobia is not just a Neo-Nazi Problem

At a march on Friday, March 30, honoring Daniel Zamudio’s memory, I saw a young man holding a sign that said, “Casi fui un Zamudio.” (I was almost a Zamudio.)  The sign also showed a picture of him with blood … Continue reading

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