Augusto Pinochet

A large crowd of people a shown celebrating in the Sabtiago's Plaza Italia banging on instruments and carrying flags.

Chilean voters back rewriting their constitution

Amid a year of contagion and turmoil, Chileans turned out Sunday to vote overwhelmingly in favor of having a constitutional convention draft a new charter to replace guiding principles imposed four decades ago under the military dictatorship of Gen. Augusto Pinochet.

Chilean voters back rewriting their constitution
Protests in Chile

Protesters’ victory: A chance to change Chile’s constitution

Protesters’ victory: A chance to change Chile’s constitution
Police officers are seen behind barricade tape guarding an area where a bomb exploded in Santiago September 8, 2014. The words on the yellow tape read, "Do not pass."

Each new bomb attack in Chile brings reminders of the Pinochet era of repression

Each new bomb attack in Chile brings reminders of the Pinochet era of repression
Former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger has released a new book called World Order.

Henry Kissinger would not have supported the Iraq War if he'd known what he knows now

Henry Kissinger would not have supported the Iraq War if he'd known what he knows now
Actress Sissy Spacek and director Costa Gavras talk before the start of the Charles Horman Truth Project 2002 Human Rights Awards in New York City. Gavras directed and Spacek starred in the film "Missing."

American journalist Charles Horman was murdered with the help of the US government, a Chilean court finds

American journalist Charles Horman was murdered with the help of the US government, a Chilean court finds

Check out these four 'must see' foreign films of 2013

Matt Holzman, host of the screening series "First Take" on KCRW in Los Angeles, shares his four favorite foreign films of 2013 — and the reasons he loves each one.

Check out these four 'must see' foreign films of 2013

Why do we love conspiracy theories?

Conspiracy theories are a dime a dozen — especially if you spend much time on the internet. And they are not unique to Americans. Researchers now have some clues about why conspiracy theories are so popular, and persistent.

Why do we love conspiracy theories?

Soccer match that disgraced Chile recalled 40 years later

Chile's military coup happened 40 years ago on Wednesday -- Sept. 11, 1973. The brutal repression imprisoned thousands, including some in the national soccer stadium. That soccer stadium would play a pivotal role in the coup, from the early days of the military dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet.

Soccer match that disgraced Chile recalled 40 years later

The Soccer Match That Disgraced Chile

Forty years ago, Augusto Pinochet staged a coup. Chileans were held prisoner in the national soccer stadium. Reporter Dennis Maxwell of Radio Ambulante tells the story of one of those prisoners, and a soccer star who refused to shake Pinochet's hand.

The Soccer Match That Disgraced Chile

Chilean Judge Halts Investigation into Pinochet's Fortune

A Chilean judge this week closed the book on an inquiry into more than a hundred overseas bank accounts belonging to former dictator Augusto Pinochet. Author Peter Kornbluh explains how the strongman hid his wealth with the help of US-based Riggs Bank.

Chilean Judge Halts Investigation into Pinochet's Fortune

Chile's Past Intrudes on Current Presidential Election

Chile's Past Intrudes on Current Presidential Election

Britain's Iron Lady Margaret Thatcher Dies at 87

Former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher has died in London at the age of 87. The World's Alex Gallafent examines the career of one of the singular politicians of the twentieth century.

Britain's Iron Lady Margaret Thatcher Dies at 87

The Keyboard Collector of Santiago

Miguel Castillo left Chile when Augusto Pinochet seized power in Chile. Castillo lived in exile for 13 years. Now back in Santiago, he dedicates himself to music, and to a remarkable collection of arcane keyboard instruments.

The Keyboard Collector of Santiago

Folk Singer Pete Seeger on the Death and Legacy of Chile's Victor Jara

Until this past week, no one has been charged with the death of Chilean singer Victor Jara. Marco Werman speaks to American folk singer Pete Seeger about the death and legacy of Victor Jara.

Folk Singer Pete Seeger on the Death and Legacy of Chile's Victor Jara

In Chile, a cemetery that unites the living and the dead

The general cemetery in Santiago, Chile, is a place where families come together. In life, and in death, sports teams, families and all manner of people choose to live the after-life together. The living regularly tend their graves and visit their departed family members.

In Chile, a cemetery that unites the living and the dead