Former dictator of the Republic of Chile
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Augusto José Ramón Pinochet Ugarte was a Chilean general, politician and dictator who ruled Chile from 1973 to 1990, first as the president of the Military Junta of Chile from 1973 to 1981, before being automatically self-declared President of the Republic by the junta in 1974 becoming de facto dictator of Chile.
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Chile's women's minister, Pinochet's great niece, resigns a month into postChilean Women's Minister Macarena Santelices has resigned from her post, just a month after being sworn into office and amid growing questions about her aptitude and performance.
Chilean court upholds conviction of former Pinochet aide LabbeA Chilean court on Tuesday ratified a three-year prison sentence handed to Cristian Labbe, a former aide to dictator Augusto Pinochet, for torturing a detainee in 1973.
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Chile marks 30 years of democracy; students ramp up protests against inequalitySANTIAGO — President Sebastian Pinera celebrated 30 years since Chile’s return to democracy on Wednesday, but students calling for Pinera himself to leave office due to income inequality and other..
Protest-hit Chile ponders rewriting Pinochet's constitutionCampaigning for next month’s referendum on changing Chile’s dictatorship-era constitution began on Wednesday, more than four months after an outbreak of unrest that triggered the ballot.
Chilean lawmakers approve popular vote on Pinochet-era constitutionChile's Congress on Thursday gave the green light to a referendum on changing the country's constitution next year, a central demand of protesters whose mobilizations brought the nation virtually to a..
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Amid protests, Chile moves towards dumping Pinochet-era constitutionChilean lawmakers agreed on Friday to hold a referendum next April on replacing the country's unpopular Pinochet-era constitution, bowing to demands of protesters who say the country's decades-old..
Chile to re-write Pinochet-era constitution in win for protestersThe Chilean government has agreed to write a new constitution to replace one dating back to the Pinochet dictatorship, bowing to the demands of protesters who have taken to the streets in often violent..
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Support for Chile's Pinera lowest for president since Pinochet era: pollSupport for Chile's Sebastian Pinera has plunged to just 14% amid recent unrest, according to a poll published on Sunday, the lowest approval rating for a Chilean president since the country's return..
Brazil extradites Chilean leftist guerrilla convicted of murdering Pinochet allyBrazil said on Tuesday it had extradited to Chile a leftist guerrilla convicted of the murder of a Chilean politician allied with former dictator Augusto Pinochet.
Chilean kidnap accused awaits bail outcomeA 66-year-old woman wanted in Chile over seven alleged kidnappings during the military dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet may make a second release bid in Sydney.