Augusto Pinochet

Chile ex-army chief held over 1973 massacre

Police arrested an ex-head of the Chilean army Thursday to face charges over a 1973 massacre under the Augusto Pinochet dictatorship, the courts said.

Jul 08, 2016, 06:57 AM IST

Venezuela was saved from a 'Pinochet', leader says after opponent jailed

Venezuela has been spared a Pinochet-like figure, president Nicolas Maduro said on Tuesday, in an apparent defense of a near 14-year jail sentence handed to opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez after deadly protests last year.

Sep 16, 2015, 12:03 PM IST

Chile tackles army silence on dictatorship crimes

Chile launched a special unit within the army Monday to help investigate abuses committed by late dictator Augusto Pinochet`s regime and uproot pacts of silence protecting perpetrators.

Aug 18, 2015, 01:24 AM IST

Chile jails 14 officers for death of Pinochet henchman

Chile`s Supreme Court jailed a group of 14 Uruguayan and Chilean army officers Tuesday for kidnapping and killing a top agent of late dictator Augusto Pinochet`s regime in order to silence him.

Aug 12, 2015, 05:05 AM IST

Former head of Pinochet`s secret police dead in Chile

Manuel Contreras, the former head of Chile`s feared intelligence service under the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet, died on Friday. He was 86.

Aug 08, 2015, 12:49 PM IST

Chile charges five ex-military in youth`s burning death

Five former Chilean soldiers were indicted Thursday in the killing of a teenager who was burned to death after being picked up at a protest during the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet.

Jul 30, 2015, 22:59 PM IST

Chile`s Bachelet names new cabinet amid scandal

 Chilean President Michelle Bachelet named a new cabinet Monday, seeking to turn the page on a corruption scandal involving her son that risks derailing her ambitious reform agenda.

May 12, 2015, 09:15 AM IST

Thousands protest in Chile in favour of new constitution

 Several thousand people took to the streets of Santiago and other Chilean cities to demand a Constitutional Assembly as a means to provide the country with a new constitution, as was promised by President Michelle Bachelet during her election campaign.

Nov 24, 2014, 10:22 AM IST

Former Pinochet bodyguard arrested for regime era murders in Chile

A former bodyguard of Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet was arrested Monday along with nine other former officials for the kidnapping and murder of 13 people during the military regime. 

Oct 21, 2014, 01:36 AM IST

Chile coup anniversary leaves 14 wounded, 179 arrested

Fourteen people were wounded and 179 arrested during unrest that broke out on the 41st anniversary of the coup that brought Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet to power, police said on Friday.

Sep 13, 2014, 01:17 AM IST

Chile lawmaker arrested over dictatorship-era killings

A right-wing lawmaker in Chile was arrested Thursday on charges of involvement in the 1981 killing of three radical leftists opposed to the regime of late dictator Augusto Pinochet.

Sep 12, 2014, 01:27 AM IST

Michelle Bachelet: From torture victim to two-time Chile president

Michelle Bachelet made history by becoming Chile`s first female president in 2006, and with her re-election on Sunday now has a chance to cement her legacy as a transformative leader.

Dec 16, 2013, 12:42 PM IST

40 years after Pinochet coup, thousands march for rights in Chile

Thousands of Chileans marched for human rights on the 40th anniversary of the coup that brought dictator Augusto Pinochet to power.

Sep 09, 2013, 13:00 PM IST

Chilean judges apologise for Pinochet-era inaction

Chile`s judges issued a long-awaited apology Wednesday to relatives of those who sought missing loved ones under the regime of dictator Augusto Pinochet only to have courts shrug them off.

Sep 05, 2013, 10:57 AM IST

Neruda remains to be tested in Spain for poison

A judge ordered the remains of poet Pablo Neruda to be tested in Spain to determine whether he died of poisoning.

Jul 10, 2013, 23:18 PM IST

Pablo Neruda may have been poisoned on Pinochet`s orders

It is claimed by prosecutors that Pablo Neruda may have been murdered on the orders of Chilean dictator General Augusto Pinochet.

Jun 03, 2013, 13:06 PM IST

Brazilian junta financed Chile`s Pinochet, show documents

Secret documents dating from Brazil`s 1964-85 military govt reveal that the junta gave loans amounting to $115 million to the regime of Chilean dictator Gen Augusto Pinochet, Folha de Sao Paulo newspaper said.

Mar 06, 2013, 12:12 PM IST

‘Pinochet prosecutor’ to defend Julian Assange

A controversial Spanish human rights lawyer Baltasar Garzón will head the defence of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who is fighting to avoid extradition from Britain to Sweden, according to a report.

Jul 26, 2012, 12:55 PM IST

Chile backs off removing `dictatorship` from texts

Chilean Education Minister earlier suggested calling the 1973-1990 rule of General Augusto Pinochet a military regime.

Jan 07, 2012, 14:20 PM IST

Chile starts investigating Pinochet era political murders

Chilean authorities has started
investigating the first 100 lawsuits filed for political
murders during the dictatorship of General Augusto Pinochet.

Jun 03, 2010, 11:55 AM IST