- Anonymous8 years agoFavorite Answer
Gen. Augusto Pinochet Ugarte, the brutal dictator who repressed and reshaped Chile for nearly two decades and became a notorious symbol of human rights abuse and corruption, died yesterday at the Military Hospital of Santiago. He was 91.
General Pinochet seized power on Sept. 11, 1973, in a bloody military coup that toppled the Marxist government of President Salvador Allende. He then led the country into an era of robust economic growth. But during his rule, more than 3,200 people were executed or disappeared, and scores of thousands more were detained and tortured or exiled.
No way a Murderer Did any good for any country he was Just another Hitler
and I am Glad he is Dead
- 6 years ago
Thanks to Pinochet Chile is now one of the most prosperous country in Latin America.
The democracy is a ****.
Look to Mexico, much democracy, and the economic and security conditions of the people are worse than ever....
- LennyLv 78 years ago
Pinochet had saved his country from Communists.
It could become a starving nation like North Korea or Cuba.
But thanks to Pinochet Chile is now one of the most prosperous country in Latin America.
And they have no freebies like oil to sell.
- Anonymous4 years ago
Not much, read up on Colonia Dignidad, and it will be confirmed.Source(s): Burnoatus