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53 Former Dictatorship Agents Convicted in Chile Killings

A Chilean judge has convicted 53 former secret police agents from the country's dictatorship for participating in the kidnapping and disappearance of seven communist leaders and the murder of the former Communist Party chief Victor Diaz.   The judicial system said Monday that Judge Miguel Velazquez imposed sentences of up to 20 years on the former agents.   Authorities say agents of the National Intelligence Directorate lured the communists to a residence in 1976 and then...

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