The Dictator's Last Bow

Mary Helen Spooner

in The General's Slow Retreat

Published by University of California Press

Published in print May 2011 | ISBN: 9780520256132
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520948761 | DOI:
The Dictator's Last Bow

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Augusto Pinochet Ugarte arrived home in Chile to find that a man he had once imprisoned was about to become president. Ricardo Lagos, a Socialist, had defeated Christian Democrat Andrés Zaldivar to become the Concertación's candidate in the December 1999 presidential election. His opponent was Joaquín Lavín of the Union Democrática Independiente. Pinochet and his detention did not figure as major issues during the presidential campaign. Indeed, both candidates seemed to have found it rather convenient to have Pinochet out of the country. On December 1, 2000, Pinochet was formally indicted as the autor intellectual of fifty-seven killings and eighteen kidnappings during the Caravan of Death.

Keywords: Augusto Pinochet Ugarte; Chile; Ricardo Lagos; Joaquín Lavín

Chapter.  8833 words. 

Subjects: Anthropology

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