Chile Pinochet's New State of Siege

An assassination attempt fails, and the government cracks down

"We are going to get tough. Those people talking about human rights and all those things must be expelled from the country or locked up. The war against Marxism is on. The war is going to start from our side."

-- General Augusto Pinochet Ugarte

It was a balmy Sunday evening, and General Augusto Pinochet was making the 23-mile trip back to the capital, Santiago, from his weekend retreat at El Melocoton, accompanied by his ten-year-old grandson. The President's armor- plated Mercedes was the fourth in a five-car caravan. Suddenly, an oncoming car pulling a small camping trailer swerved across the...

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