The CIA

Ending the Agency's Extended Chile Silence

The ghost of CHARLES HORMAN continues to haunt the CIA. The American expatriate, killed during the 1973 coup led by Chilean General AUGUSTO PINOCHET UGARTE, was immortalized in the Oscar-winning 1982 movie Missing. His death and revelations of agency support for Pinochet helped lead to congressional oversight of CIA activities. In the wake of Pinochet's arrest last year in Britain, Clinton asked the agency and four other branches of government to review for release "all documents that shed light on human rights abuses, terrorism and political violence" from 1968 to 1991. The CIA has released only a fraction of the documents...

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