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Chile remembers Henry Kissinger’s involvement in coup d’état

Santiago de Chile, Nov 30 (Prensa Latina) The death of former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger today provoked numerous reactions in Chile, where he is accused of instigating the 1973 coup that plunged the country into one of the darkest periods of its history.

Diario Universidad de Chile recalls that Kissinger participated in the establishment of several regimes in Latin America, such as that of Augusto Pinochet (1973-1990), the dictatorship in Argentina and Operation Condor.

At 100 years old, the instigator of the coup d’état in Chile Henry Kissinger dies’, is the title of an article published on the digital page of this media.

Meanwhile, the newspaper El Mostrador points out that the former U.S. Secretary of State was ‘the controversial Nobel Peace Prize winner who supported the dirty war in Latin America’.

This newspaper recalls that Kissinger talked to Pinochet in 1976 and told him: ‘You did a great service to the West by overthrowing (Salvador) Allende’.

The U.S. academic and statesman died the day before at his Connecticut residence.

“A man whose historical brilliance never managed to hide his deep moral misery has died,” wrote in his X account the Chilean ambassador in Washington, Juan Gabriel Valdes.

The Chile Vision channel pointed out that Kissinger held the important post of Secretary of State during the administrations of Richard Nixon (1969-1974) and Gerald Ford (1974-1977).

In addition to trying to prevent Allende’s inauguration and supporting the coup d’état, Kissinger visited Chile when Pinochet was in charge of the country and gave him his full support, despite his criticism of the dictator for human rights violations, the channel recalled.