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Colombian cultural center pays tribute to Salvador Allende

Bogota, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) With a photographic exhibition, the Gabriel Garcia Marquez Cultural Center, main headquarters of the Fondo de Cultura Economica in Colombia, pays tribute to Salvador Allende 50 years after his death in the military coup in Chile.

The exhibition, called Chile and the Popular Unity The Interrupted Transformation, is located in a public area of this entity considered a bridge of brotherhood between Mexico and Colombia.

The black and white images belong to the collection of the Salvador Allende Documentation Center and were taken by Uruguayan artist Naul Ojeda, who arrived in Chile in 1969, invited to participate in the Santiago Graphic Arts Biennial and decided to stay in the country.

The renowned visual artist and photographer worked for the Prensa Latina news agency and as a photographer he recorded the entire electoral campaign, the triumph and development of the Popular Unity Government (1970-1973).

Fidel Castro’s visit to Chile in 1971, President Salvador Allende and Daniel Bertulini in classical music concert, Fidel Castro’s Visit, walks down Teatinos Street, are some of the pieces that the Colombian visitors can appreciate in the Mexico Square of this center located in the neighborhood of La Candelaria, in the historic center of the capital.

On September 11, 1973, the Chilean Armed Forces, made up of the Navy, the Air Force, the Carabineros and the Army, carried out a coup d’état against President Allende and the Popular Unity government.

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