The Pinochet File: A Declassified Dossier on Atrocity and Accountability

The Pinochet File: A Declassified Dossier on Atrocity and Accountability

Peter Kornbluh


Revised and up-to-date for the 40th anniversary of Augusto Pinochet’s September eleven, 1973, army coup in Chile, The Pinochet File finds a previously mystery list of complicity with atrocity at the a part of the U.S. govt. records that have been first made publicly on hand within the unique hardcover version shaped the guts of the foreign crusade to carry Pinochet responsible for murder,­ torture, and ­terrorism—a crusade chronicled for the 1st time during this up to date edition.

Peter Kornbluh spearheaded the trouble to declassify a few 24,000 mystery CIA, White apartment, nationwide protection Council, and safety division files on Chile, and whilst The Pinochet File was once first released in 2003, Marc Cooper wrote within the la instances, “Thanks to Peter Kornbluh, we've got the 1st entire, nearly day–to–day and completely documented list of this sordid bankruptcy in chilly warfare American history.” With the e-book of this variation, that list turns into much more complete.

This booklet now contains the tale of Pinochet’s 2004 indictment and trial, in addition to new information regarding the well-known circumstances of the yankee Charles Horman and Chilean people singer Victor Jara—both achieved by way of Pinochet’s army after the coup. the hot afterword additionally tells the tale of The Pinochet dossier itself: Henry Kissinger’s try and undercut the book’s reception generated a massive scandal that ended in high–level resignations on the Council on international kin, illustrating the ongoing skill of the booklet to talk fact to power.

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