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September 12, 2003

CHILE: 30th Coup Anniversary Less Violent than Expected

Although more than 300 protesters were arrested and 24 police were injured in violent incidents in Chile late Thursday, authorities said Friday that there was less violence than expected on the 30th anniversary of the 1973 coup d'etat.
https://www.ipsnews.net/2003/09/chile-30th-coup-anniversary-less-violent-than-expected/
September 10, 2003

CHILE: The Seemingly Interminable Transition to Democracy

An incomplete transition to democracy and unattainable reconciliation, seasoned by a range of interpretations of the past, make up the political panorama in Chile on the eve of the 30th anniversary of the 1973 coup d'etat.
https://www.ipsnews.net/2003/09/chile-the-seemingly-interminable-transition-to-democracy/

CHILE: The Seemingly Interminable Transition to Democracy

An incomplete transition to democracy and unattainable reconciliation, seasoned by a range of interpretations of the past, make up the political panorama in Chile on the eve of the 30th anniversary of the 1973 coup d'etat.
https://www.ipsnews.net/2003/09/chile-the-seemingly-interminable-transition-to-democracy/
September 5, 2003

RIGHTS-CHILE: Heavy TV Coverage Surrounds 30th Anniversary of Coup

As the 30th anniversary of the Sep. 11, 1973 coup d'etat in Chile approaches, TV coverage of the crimes against humanity committed by the 1973-1990 dictatorship is so heavy that some analysts warn against overload.
   Others, however, welcome the new media openness towards issues that remain highly divisive and controversial.
https://www.ipsnews.net/2003/09/rights-chile-heavy-tv-coverage-surrounds-30th-anniversary-of-coup/

RIGHTS-CHILE: Heavy TV Coverage Surrounds 30th Anniversary of Coup

As the 30th anniversary of the Sep. 11, 1973 coup d'etat in Chile approaches, TV coverage of the crimes against humanity committed by the 1973-1990 dictatorship is so heavy that some analysts warn against overload.
https://www.ipsnews.net/2003/09/rights-chile-heavy-tv-coverage-surrounds-30th-anniversary-of-coup/
August 27, 2003

CHILE: Attempts to Set Up ‘Military Parties’ Shelved – for Now

Attempts to create a party in Chile that would bring together the most diehard supporters of Gen. Augusto Pinochet have been shelved for the time being, and the elderly dictator himself has marked his distance from the political aspirations of his followers.
https://www.ipsnews.net/2003/08/chile-attempts-to-set-up-military-parties-shelved-for-now/
May 16, 2003

CHILE: Communist Party in Decline Risks Losing Youth Leaders

Chile's Communist Party (PC), one of the country's strongest political forces until Gen. Augusto Pinochet's 1973 coup d'etat, has been unable to reverse a decline that has dragged on for decades, and is now facing the risk of losing its main youth leaders.
https://www.ipsnews.net/2003/05/chile-communist-party-in-decline-risks-losing-youth-leaders/
November 28, 2002

POLITICS-CHILE: Ruling Leftist Coalition in Corruption Hot Seat

The centre-left coalition that has governed Chile since 1990 is enduring its lowest moment as five of its lawmakers have been stripped of their legal immunity in a corruption scandal, leaving it with only a one-vote lead over the right-wing opposition in the lower house of Congress.
https://www.ipsnews.net/2002/11/politics-chile-ruling-leftist-coalition-in-corruption-hot-seat/

POLITICS-CHILE: Ruling Leftist Coalition in Corruption Hot Seat

The centre-left coalition that has governed Chile since 1990 is enduring its lowest moment as five of its lawmakers have been stripped of their legal immunity in a corruption scandal, leaving it with only a one-vote lead over the right-wing opposition in the lower house of Congress.
https://www.ipsnews.net/2002/11/politics-chile-ruling-leftist-coalition-in-corruption-hot-seat/
July 24, 2002

DEVELOPMENT-LATAM: Democratic Progress, But Challenges Remain

Latin America saw advances in democratisation during the last decade, though limited by the persistence of social inequalities and the institutions inherited from past dictatorships, says the Human Development Report 2002, released Wednesday by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
https://www.ipsnews.net/2002/07/development-latam-democratic-progress-but-challenges-remain/
July 5, 2002

CHILE: Pinochet Leaves Senate, Gains Immunity as Ex-President

Former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet resigned as life senator Thursday. But a "statute for ex- presidents" will continue to grant him immunity from prosecution in connection with human rights crimes committed during his regime.
https://www.ipsnews.net/2002/07/chile-pinochet-leaves-senate-gains-immunity-as-ex-president/
January 9, 2002

CHILE: Daughter of General Loyal to Allende Named Defence Minister

Michelle Bachelet, the daughter of a general who was loyal to Salvador Allende - the socialist president overthrown by General Augusto Pinochet's 1973 coup - and who died of torture in prison became Chile's first female defence minister Tuesday.
https://www.ipsnews.net/2002/01/chile-daughter-of-general-loyal-to-allende-named-defence-minister/
January 8, 2002

RIGHTS-CHILE: General Indicted for Last Five ‘Disappearances’

The courts in Chile indicted a retired general and nine other former agents of the secret police of the 1973-90 dictatorship of General Augusto Pinochet in connection with the last five forced disappearances committed by the de facto military regime.
https://www.ipsnews.net/2002/01/rights-chile-general-indicted-for-last-five-disappearances/
December 18, 2001

POLITICS-CHILE: Tough Times Ahead for Centre-Left Government

The growth of the right-wing opposition in Sunday's parliamentary elections in Chile will stand in the way of bills sponsored by the centre-left government, which require a special majority in Congress.
https://www.ipsnews.net/2001/12/politics-chile-tough-times-ahead-for-centre-left-government/
October 30, 2001

/ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT/MUSIC-CHILE: Return of ‘Los Prisioneros’, Voice of the 1980s

'Los Prisioneros', the group most emblematic of Chilean rock n' roll in the tumultuous 1980s, has reunited after more than a decade and is preparing for a Dec. 1 concert at the National Stadium of Santiago - amid the high expectations of their faithful fans.
https://www.ipsnews.net/2001/10/arts-entertainment-music-chile-return-of-los-prisioneros-voice-of-the-1980s/
October 6, 2001

RIGHTS-CHILE: Lagos Vetoes Promotion of General Accused of Torture

The good relations between Chile's centre- left coalition government and the armed forces could cool off as a result of President Ricardo Lagos' decision to veto the promotion of an air force general accused of torturing political prisoners during the 1973-90 de facto military regime.
https://www.ipsnews.net/2001/10/rights-chile-lagos-vetoes-promotion-of-general-accused-of-torture/
June 16, 2001

POLITICS-CHILE: Lagos Fortified in Ending Navy Chief Dispute

Chile's President Ricardo Lagos resolved an incident of civilian-military tensions - arising from the resignation of naval commander Adm. Jorge Arancibia - promptly and with authority, reinforcing the nation's constitutional order and delivering a blow to the political right-wing, say observers.
https://www.ipsnews.net/2001/06/politics-chile-lagos-fortified-in-ending-navy-chief-dispute/
April 4, 2001

HUMAN RIGHTS-CHILE: Parliament Abolishes Death Penalty

The Chilean Chamber of Deputies approved a bill Tuesday that will abolish the death penalty as soon as it is signed into law by President Ricardo Lagos within the next few weeks.
https://www.ipsnews.net/2001/04/human-rights-chile-parliament-abolishes-death-penalty/
December 22, 2000

REVIEW 2000-CHILE: The Year Justice Returned – and the Transition to Democracy Stalled

The personality of the year in Chile was Juan Guzmán Tapia, the magistrate who personified the vindication of justice by daring to prosecute General Augusto Pinochet, despite the armour protecting the former dictator, which until recently looked impenetrable.
https://www.ipsnews.net/2000/12/review-2000-chile-the-year-justice-returned-and-the-transition-to-democracy-stalled/
June 6, 2000

RIGHTS-CHILE: Court Paves Way for Pinochet’s Trial

The Santiago Appeals Court officially handed down Monday a ruling ordering that former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet be stripped of his immunity from prosecution, thus paving the way for his trial in connection with human rights violations committed in the first months of his 1973-90 de facto regime.
https://www.ipsnews.net/2000/06/rights-chile-court-paves-way-for-pinochets-trial/
May 24, 2000

RIGHTS-CHILE: Pinochet Could Face Trial

The Court of Appeals in the Chilean capital ruled Tuesday in favour of suspending the parliamentary immunity of former dictator Augusto Pinochet, opening the way for him to face trials for human rights violations committed during his regime (1973-1990), say unofficial sources.
https://www.ipsnews.net/2000/05/rights-chile-pinochet-could-face-trial/
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