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Salvador Allende

Updated on December 29, 2013

Salvador Allende's socialism was not to be tolerated by the U.S.

The legally elected president of Chile was the victim of a CIA engineered coup that resulted in his death in September of 1973.

David Atlee Phillips of the CIA managed the propaganda leading up to the coup. He would later be instrumental in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

Allende was replaced by the brutal dictator General Augusto Pinochet, who was responsible for the torture, disappearances and deaths of thousands of his fellow Chileans in the decades that followed.

Salvador Allende

Salvador Allende
Salvador Allende

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      Bob Druwing 8 years ago from Van Nuys, CA

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      hgalilea 8 years ago

      Salvador Allende was NOT assasinated, he commited suicide.

      He shot himself on September 11 1973, just prior to the capture of La Moneda (the Presidential Palace), after the Chilean military and police force staged a coup against him. He was offer a safe passage.

      What it is true is that he lead the chilean people to poverty, in just 3 years of government, in September 1973, the high inflation (508% for the entire year) and shortages had plunged the country into near-chaos.