can someone tell me about Augusto Pinochet and Chile?
- connieLv 75 years agoFavorite Answer
Augusto Pinochet, in full Augusto Pinochet Ugarte (born Nov. 25, 1915, Valparaiso, Chile—died Dec. 10, 2006, Santiago), leader of the military junta that overthrew the socialist government of President Salvador Allende of Chile on Sept. 11, 1973, and head of Chile’s military government (1974–90).
Pinochet, a graduate of the military academy in Santiago (1936), was a career military officer who was appointed army commander in chief by President Allende 18 days before the coup, which he planned and led. Pinochet was named head of the victorious junta’s governing council, and he moved to crush Chile’s liberal opposition; in its first three years, the regime arrested approximately 130,000, many of whom were tortured. In June 1974 Pinochet assumed sole power as president, relegating the rest of the junta to an advisory role.
- Anonymous4 years ago
Read up on Pinochet's dirty little secret in Colonia Dignidad.Source(s): Burnoatus