December 11, 2006

Augusto Pinochet Dead at 91


Former Chilean Dictator Augusto Pinochet dies of complications from a heart attack Sunday at age of 91.
Former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet, whose military regime killed thousands of political opponents in one of Latin America's bloodiest "dirty wars," died Sunday, weakened by ill health, pursued by government prosecutors and abandoned by all but his most loyal defenders. He was 91.

Shorn of his swagger and absent the menacing look he would flash from behind dark glasses, Pinochet at his death was a mere ghost of the emblematic military strongman who played a critical role in the Americas of the 1970s and 1980s.
Go read more about right-wing Dictator who's name represent military repression.

Timeline of Pinochet's Career

Pinochet Is Dead. His Legacy Lingers
... let's bury him now and post an armed guard at his grave site, making sure he again never rises. And then back to the work of healing what he has wrought.
Indeed.

2 Comments:

At December 11, 2006 7:28 PM, Anonymous DTfromDc said...

I don't think its fair to give him the generalization of "right-wing" in that negative connotation. For the record, I am not an ardent supporter of the Iraq war and I am more environmentally friendly than my collegues.

 
At December 12, 2006 10:53 AM, Blogger Eloy said...

Hello dtfromdc

Augusto Pinochet lead a bloody military rebellion against Marxist President Salvador Allende. Then he became President and instituted a savage free-market capitalism which lead to outlawing unions, labor laws were abolished, universities were stifled, tuition was hiked, national healthcare and social security programs were privatized.

If Augusto Pinochet is not right wing, then who is?

 

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