Posts Tagged ‘Pinochet’

Four ageing revolutionaries and a general note of unease

by Frances Docx.

29 years ago this month, Salvador Allende’s government in Chile was deposed by a military coup. Here, FRANCES DOCX reviews a novel discussing the legacy of this period in Latin American history. The Shadow of What We Were was difficult to digest. I was left with few absolute opinions and myriad questions. The novel has […]

Exorcising the ghost of Pinochet

by Mark Seddon.

By delicious irony, the local Member of Parliament for the impoverished Atacama region of Chile – which includes the doomed mine of San Jose – is none other Isabel Allende.  Allende is the daughter of the late President Salvador Allende, who put a revolver to his head in the final hours of the August 1973 […]

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