Pinochet's Penman

Friday, September 12, 2003

Thirty years ago this week, Chilean military generals mounted a coup to overthrow the government of Salvador Allende. The Nixon Administration had a central role in orchestrating the coup, and in doing so relied heavily on Chile's leading media mogul, Augustin Edwards. National Security Archive senior analyst Peter Kornbluh has documented the secret partnership, and talks with Brooke about the effort currently afoot in Chile to expel Edwards from the country's press guild.

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