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  Augusto Pinochet - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Pinochet transferred power to Patricio Aylwin, the new democratically elected president, in 1990; however, he retained his post as commander-in-chief of the army until 1998, when he assumed a seat in the Chilean Senate, which was intended to be his for the duration of his life, according to the constitutional amendments of 1980.
Pinochet was born in Valparaíso on November 25, 1915, the son of Augusto Pinochet Vera (descendant of Breton immigrants who arrived in Chile during the 18th century) and Avelina Ugarte Martínez.
In his memoirs, Pinochet affirms that he was the leading plotter of the coup, and used his position as Commander of the Army to coordinate a far-reaching scheme with the other two branches of the military and the national police.
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 Augusto Pinochet - Wikipedia
Augusto José Ramón Pinochet Ugarte [pinoˈʧεt] (* 25.
Parallel zu seinen repressiven politischen Maßnahmen leitete Pinochet eine Reihe neoliberaler Wirtschaftsreformen ein.
Der spanische Untersuchungsrichter Báltasar Garzón hatte schon seit längerem gegen Pinochet wegen Völkermord, Staatsterrorismus und Folter ermittelt, da auch spanische Staatsbürger unter den Opfern der Militärdiktatur waren.
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 NationMaster.com - Encyclopedia: Augusto Pinochet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Mentre i conflitti interni crescevano in Cile, Pinochet fu nominato Comandante in Capo dell'Esercitoil 23 Agosto 1973 dal Presidente, il socialista Salvador Allende.
A causa delle norme transitorie della costituzione, Pinochet rimase il comandante in capo dell'esercito fino a Marzo1998.
Pinochet was born in Valparaíso on November 25, 1915, the son of Augusto Pinochet Vera and Avelina Ugarte Martínez.
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 Augusto Pinochet: Tutte le informazioni su Augusto Pinochet su Encyclopedia.it   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Il Cile ritornò alla democrazia nel 1990 dopo che Pinochet perse un plebiscito nel 1988.
Pinochet fu nominato a capo del concilio di governo della giunta vittoriosa, e si mosse per frantumare l'opposizione liberale del Cile, arrestando approssimativamente 130,000 individui in un periodo di tre anni.
Pinochet promise di promuovere lo sviluppo di un mercato più aperto, con le sue proprie parole ""di fare del Cile non una nazione di proletari, ma una nazione di imprenditori." Il governo di Allende era in rapporti amichevoli con Cuba.
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 Augusto Pinochet killer file
Pinochet says he is writing an autobiography titled 'Caminos Recorridos' (The Roads I Have Travelled) and reveals that he has drafted a letter to be released after his death which will describe "the truth" of what happened.
On 10 August, Pinochet's wife, Lucía Hiriart de Pinochet, and younger son, Marco Antonio Pinochet, are arrested and charged as accomplices in the tax evasion case being pursued by Judge Munoz.
On 23 January Pinochet's wife, four of his children, the wife of his younger son, one of his lawyers and one of his secretaries are all charged with tax evasion related to the former dictator's overseas bank accounts.
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 Augusto Pinochet
Augusto Pinochet attended a military college, and served with distinction in Chile's Army.
Pinochet gave his country a new Constitution in 1980 which, among other things, gave him the absolute power to arrest, imprison, or exile any citizen for any reason with no recourse, solely on his say-so.
Pinochet stepped down as President in 1990, but under the terms of the Constitution he'd written, he remained commander of the Army until 1998.
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 Pinochet Ugarte, Augusto. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Pinochet remained as commander of the army until 1998, when he was made senator for life, a title that brought with it lifelong immunity from criminal prosecution.
On a trip to London that year, he was arrested at the request of the Spanish government on charges including terrorism and murder, stemming from his former regime, and held for possible extradition to Spain.
In 2000 he was stripped of his immunity from prosecution, and he was later charged with involvement in kidnappings and murders that occurred after the coup.
www.bartleby.com /65/pi/Pinochet.html   (299 words)

 Augusto Pinochet: bio and encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
(Pinochet affirms that he was the leading plotter of the coup and used his position as Commander of the Army to coordinate a far-reaching scheme with the other two branches of the military and the national police.
The "miracle of chile" is a phrase coined by milton friedman to describe the economic reform of chile under augusto pinochet between 1973 and 1983....
Pinochet's presidency was frequently made unstable by riots and isolated violent attacks.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/a/au/augusto_pinochet.htm   (7611 words)

 Ex-Dictator Had Millions in U.S. Bank   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Augusto Pinochet, the dictator of Chile from 1973 until 1990, was found by US Senate investigators to have deposited upwards of $8 million in Washington-based Riggs Bank under names of phony firms.
Pinochet spokesman Gen. Guillermo Garín, however, believes the US could be confusing the purpose of the account “because in the past the [Chilean] army operated with the Riggs Bank in Washington, in its institutional role,” indicating that the account may not have been that of Pinochet, but rather one of the government.
Pinochet, who took power in a 1973 coup that set a trend of military governments in the region, served as president until 1990 and became a senator for life afterward.
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 Guardian Unlimited | Special reports | Special report: Augusto Pinochet
On October 16 1998 Augusto Pinochet was arrested at a London hospital.
May 20 2005: General Augusto Pinochet, the former Chilean dictator accused of hundreds of human rights abuses, was rushed to hospital yesterday after suffering a stroke, days ahead of the latest ruling in a fraud case against him.
October 18 1998: General Augusto Pinochet, the former Chilean dictator who presided over a 17-year reign of terror and ordered foreign assassinations, was arrested at a London hospital on Friday night by police acting on a request from Spain.
www.guardian.co.uk /pinochet/0,11993,179253,00.html   (715 words)

 Augusto Pinochet at opensource encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Beginning in the year 1956 Pinochet was chosen together with a group of young officers to form a military mission that would collaborate in the organization of a War Academy of Ecuador in Quito, which obligated him to suspend his law studies.
With rising domestic strife in Chile, Pinochet was appointed Army Commander in Chief of the Army on 23 August 1973 by the President, the socialist Salvador Allende.
In his memoirs, Pinochet affirms that he was the leading plotter of the coup and used his position as commander of the Army to co-ordinate a far-reaching scheme that was coordinated with the other branches of the military.
www.wiki.tatet.com /Augusto_Pinochet.html   (2224 words)

 Augusto Pinochet and the Conservative Threat to America   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Pinochet’s “war on terrorism” entailed all the features of the Bush administration’s “war on terrorism” — torture, murder, sex abuse, denial of civil liberties, indefinite detentions, “renditions,” and disappearances of suspected terrorists.
In Pinochet’s case, that meant some 3,000 human beings executed (after being brutally tortured) and some 30,000 brutally tortured, all for the sake of ousting a democratically elected socialist and possibly even pro-communist regime and replacing it with an unelected and brutal military regime that supposedly would bring “free enterprise” to Chile.
It was in fact, Pinochet’s “the world is the battleground” mindset that motivated him to send DINA agents to Washington, D.C., to execute former Allende cabinet member Orlando Letelier on the streets of Washington, D.C., in 1976.
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 Biografías de Líderes Políticos CIDOB: Augusto Pinochet Ugarte (Chile)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Pinochet, que en 1982 se hizo conceder el galón de capitán general (antes que él sólo portado por el prócer de la independencia Bernardo O'Higgins), advirtió que seguiría sin tolerarse actividad política alguna y hasta disuadió a sus propios adeptos de la idea de formar un movimiento orgánico de apoyo.
Pinochet delegó en un equipo de economistas neoliberales de la Escuela de Chicago la estabilización de la economía.
Pinochet, que contaba con la adhesión en bloque del Ejército y aún con muchos partidarios civiles, realizó ciertas exhibiciones de fuerza y de autonomía frente al poder civil, tornadas en veladas amenazas cuando surgían intentos de procesar a personas de su entorno.
www.cidob.org /bios/castellano/lideres/p-002.htm   (3077 words)

 disinformation | augusto pinochet faces death   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Perhaps the most ruthless dictator in the hemisphere during his reign, former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet is currently wheezing away his final days, and fighting extradition to Spain on charges of torture, terrorism and genocide.
Pinochet supporters claim he is senile and so ill that the stress of a trial could be "potentially fatal." One would certainly hope so.
Pinochet sold off Chile's future to avoid paying his own taxes, while keeping some of the copper industry nationalized, because the Chicago School plan just wouldn't work, even with the fuel provided by all the corpses the regime supplied.
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 Augusto Pinochet - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Pinochet deregulated all wages and prices and, in order to control inflation, fixed the Chilean peso to the U.S. dollar.
Pinochet suffered only minor injuries, but five of his military bodyguards were killed.
Pinochet and Me by Allende's US translator Marc Cooper, ISBN 1859843603
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 human rights watch | the pinochet prosecution: the end of impunity?
Although Pinochet was returned to Chile on medical grounds in March 2000, his arrest and detention in London significantly advanced human rights both internationally and in Chile.
Judge Juan Guzman indicted Pinochet on a charge of kidnapping, asking that he be held under house arrest and ordering him to face trial in connection with the "disappearances" of prisoners in the first months of his seventeen-year dictatorship.
The crimes for which Pinochet is closest to indictment include his command responsibility for a military task force, popularly known as the "Caravan of Death," which removed scores of prisoners from jail and executed them one month after the 1973 military coup.
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 BBC NEWS | World | Americas | Profile: Augusto Pinochet
Augusto Pinochet Ugarte was born the son of a customs official in the Chilean port city of Valparaiso on 25 November 1915.
The young Pinochet rose through the officer corps in an army based on Prussian traditions of discipline and loyalty to the constitution.
Gen Pinochet has always defended his actions as those of a patriot who rescued his country from chaos and the threat of communism.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/americas/3758403.stm   (914 words)

 The Pinochet Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
British Secretary of State Jack Straw released Pinochet on March 2, due to the general's enfeebled condition.
Carlos Fuentes' powerful testimony, "A victim of Pinochet." The Mexican writer, in a Jan. 26 essay, tells what happened to his friend Orlando Letelier, and indicts the Nixon administration.
"Pinochet and the writers": The general and his regime as reflected in Chilean literature and nonfiction.
www.publica.com /pinochet.html   (182 words)

 On the Damning Evidence Against Augusto Pinochet
You may remember Margaret Thatcher saying that Pinochet's arrest in this country was nothing more than "gesture politics"; I remember Alan Bennett's rejoinder, which was to say that Thatcher herself was involved in gesture politics when she stood up for him, "the gesture in question being two fingers to humanity".
A Chilean court is reported to have decided to strip the country's former military leader, General Augusto Pinochet, of his immunity from prosecution.
A judge today indicted Chile's former leader General Augusto Pinochet for the kidnapping of nine dissidents and the killing of one of them during his 1973-90 military regime, and placed the former dictator under house arrest.
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 Amnesty International - Pinochet page
The Case of General Pinochet: Universal jurisdiction and the absence of immunity for crimes against humanity
The fairness and transparency of the procedure followed by the UK Home Secretary to assess Augusto Pinochet’s mental condition remain in doubt, Amnesty International said today as the High Court denied six human rights organizations permission to seek judicial review of Jack Straw’s preliminary decision.
The purpose of today's hearing is to ensure that Augusto Pinochet's fitness to stand trial is decided fairly and according to law.
www.amnesty.org /ailib/intcam/pinochet   (575 words)

 Pinochet, General Augusto (Harpers.org)
General Augusto Pinochet of Chile was released on bail pending his trial for accessory to murder and kidnapping.
General Augusto Pinochet was stripped of his legal immunity by Chile's supreme court.
Augusto Pinochet was indicted and placed under house arrest by a Chilean court for the abduction of nine dissidents and the murder of one of them during his dictatorship.
www.harpers.org /Pinochet.html   (371 words)

 BBC NEWS | World | Americas | Pinochet faces tax fraud charges
His lawyer he would appeal on similar grounds, insisting Gen Pinochet was too weak to stand trial despite being deemed fit by a court.
Gen Pinochet was told of the fresh charges while at his home in the Chilean capital, Santiago.
Gen Pinochet, who will be 90 on Friday, may now also face prosecution by some of the families of 119 dissidents allegedly killed, or "disappeared" under his regime.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/americas/4463894.stm   (446 words)

 Money-Laundering Scandal Involving Former Chilean Dictator Unfolds - Worldpress.org
Chile's former dictator Augusto Pinochet in Santiago, Chile on September 7, 1996.
Pinochet, who was known for his financial and political austerity during the country’s 17-year military regime, is largely credited with putting Chile on track to becoming South America’s most stable and successful country.
Pinochet, 88, was diagnosed with a mild case of dementia that has led courts in the past to deem him unfit to stand trial.
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 The Pinochet Case
Augusto Pinochet, the general who overthrew President Salvador Allende of Chile in 1973, was the first dictator in Latin America - or the world - to be humbled by the international justice system since the Nuremberg trials.
Crucial to the legal case against Pinochet were the testimonies of victims of those crimes.
When Pinochet finally returned to Chile, he faced 200 accusations of crimes, this time in Chilean courts.
www.frif.com /new2002/pino.html   (596 words)

 Augusto Pinochet Timeline, 21st Century
Pinochet's daughter seeks asylum in U.S. officials took into custody Lucia Pinochet at an airport because of an arrest warrant in Chile
Pinochet must return to house arrest after a judge ordered him to stand trial on kidnapping charges
A court strips Pinochet of immunity from prosecution as a senator-for-life, clearing way for trial on murder and torture
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