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President Salvador Allende's Last Speech, Before the US-backed forces of Augusto Pinochet, assassinated him to place a Right-Wing dictatorship.
Today it is taught Allende killed himself on September 11, 1973, with an AK-47 given to him by Fidel Castro, as US-backed Pinochet forces surrounded him. However original forensics show he had two bullet wounds to the head making suicide unlikely. telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews…
Salvador Allende's left-wing politics were shaped by the poverty experienced by most Chilean citizens. He implemented agrarian reform, nationalization of foreign-owned firms for financing income distribution and a unified and accessible education system. iapss.org/2015/02/10/leg…
Salvador Allende set out to implement the following social reforms: social security rights for all workers, land redistribution, rent reductions, improved health care facilities, improved housing and sanitation... (pt 1)
Salvador Allende reforms: ... free milk for nursing mothers and school children, anti-illiteracy campaigns, the raising of the minimum wage, and the granting of three thousand scholarships for the marginalized Mapuches Indian community. (pt 2)
In order to finance social reforms to reduce poverty Allende embarked on a program encompassing the accelerated nationalization & expropriation of industries. The policies were rejected by US corporations such as Kennecott, Anaconda, PepsiCo, International Telephone, & Telegraph.
Such U.S. corporations played a major role in lobbying the US government to implement measures aimed at asphyxiating the freely elected government of Chile and the eventual U.S. backed coup d'etat by the Right Wing Augusto Pinochet. nytimes.com/1972/07/03/arc…
"ITT owned the telephone companies in Chile, owned the Sheraton Hotel. They were a very aggressive company in Latin America. And they decided they should have their own foreign policy, and they started pushing for meetings with the—with the CIA."
ITT had on their board of directors a former CIA director, John McCone. And he was able to gain direct access to the CIA. There was more than 40 meetings between CIA officials & ITT officials. ITT wanted to start funneling secret funds to Allende’s opponent in the 1970 election.
The first real documents that came out on U.S. intervention in Chile were ITT internal memos that recorded their meetings with the CIA and the U.S. ambassador. archive.org/stream/CIA-RDP…
How U.S. Politicians, Banks and Corporations Aided a Right Wing Chilean Coup, installed the Pinochet dictatorship, and kick-started the mass murder of leftists across Latin America. theguardian.com/world/2003/sep…
Criticizing the excessive profits enjoyed by US corporations from copper, Chile’s most lucrative resource, Allende argued: “A small part of that sum would ensure proteins for all the children of my country.” Months later the US-backed coup d'etat happened.
The outcome of the U.S. coup d'etats in Latin America was Operation Condor, resulting in the deaths, torture, and disappearance of hundreds of thousands of people opposed to Right Wing ideology, foreign corporate resource theft, and US policy.
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