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Thursday, September 11, 2003

Sep 11 1973 / 2001 / 2003

Today happens to be the second anniversary of WTC attacks in 2001. Everybody knows that. What very few people would recall though is that today also happens to be the 26th anniversay of the 1973 blooded coup d'etat in Chile. That coup was a historic change of regime in Chile wherein the incumbent government of Salvadore Allende was replaced by the military junta of Augusto Pinochet. Thr run-up to the coup saw the choking-off of aids/investments to Chile by world economies, led by the USA and the CIA-led coup itself saw the kiling of Allende. With the new dictator government started the economically painful period of Chile which would surprisingly end within a few years giving way to the democracy. How? More on that tommorrow..

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