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Chile's Former Brutal Dictator Dies At 91 Years

South America: Chile's Former Brutal Dictator Dies At 91 Years

For coverage from Chile see… La Tercera

PinochetJustice: Former Chilean Dictator Pinochet Avoids Trial Through Death - In a sign of how much Pinochet still divided his country, some Chileans danced in the streets at the news of his death, while others wept outside the hospital. Car horns blared as detractors of the deceased former dictator danced and cheered in Plaza Italia, a major intersection near the city centre where Chileans usually congregate to celebrate sporting victories. Santiago Cavieres, a 75-year-old lawyer, said: "I'm going to celebrate with my family the death of the tyrant. I even have a bottle of Brazilian cane alcohol we've been saving for 25 years to celebrate this day." See… Al Jazeera

No State Funeral For Pinochet - DECEASED Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet will receive a funeral with military honours but will not be honoured as a former head of state. General Pinochet, who polarised Chile during his violent 1973-1990 military rule and was under indictment on human rights and fraud crimes, died today aged 91. See… News.com.au

Brutal Dictator Dies - Reforming dictator whose grip on power in Chile persisted well beyond his brutal 'war against communism' - General Augusto Pinochet Ugarte seized power on September 11, 1973, in a military coup against the Chilean Government of President Salvador Allende. He ruled until March 11, 1990, when he handed over power to President-elect Patricio Aylwin. Pinochet became an international symbol of Latin American military dictatorship, though for many Chileans he was the man who saved Chile from a Marxist takeover and presided over an economic restructuring that set the country firmly on the road to sustained and impressive economic growth. Times online

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