Pinche Pinochet is dead

Last night I walked by La Pena, a Berkeley cultural center that was established in 1973 for Chileans fleeing Pinochet’s terror. There were some TV cameras, 3 dozen or so people, and a banner out front saying something like justice was denied in regards to putting Pinochet on trial. I imagine the pain still runs deep, 30 some odd years later, for those who escaped Pinochet’s torture chambers.

I don’t have much to offer in commentary that isn’t going to be said better by others about the death of Pinochet. I would recommend checking out Marc Cooper, Salvadore Allende’s former translator for some perspective here.

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