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Life under Pinochet - Isabel Allende: ‘The day we buried our freedom’

Headline Title:  ‘The day we buried our freedom’ 11 September 2013 Chilean author Isabel Allende remembers the military coup on 11 September 1973, and how it changed her own life and her country forever.How did you get the first signs that Augusto Pinochet was staging a military coup against Salvador Allende?People were talking about the possibility for some time, but it was a vague rumour that nobody quite believed.  Salvador Allende, however, was convinced that there was a real threat and that the American CIA was behind it. Chile had such a long and solid democratic tradition,…

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