Salvador Allende

Standard Name: Allende, Salvador


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politics Harold Pinter
As to international politics, Pinter spoke out against the forcible, USA-backed ousting of President Salvador Allende of Chile in September 1973. Like his second wife, he was a strong supporter of PEN International . The...


11 September 1973
The elected government of Salvador Allende in Chile was violently overthrown; Allende committed suicide, and the army under General Augusto Pinochet took power. Twelve days later the Chilean poet Pablo Neruda died.
October 1998
Former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet , visiting London for private medical treatment, was arrested on grounds of crimes against humanity.