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Chile: State of Siege

Program #GONF001. Recorded in Boulder, CO on November 15, 1984.

A chilling eyewitness account of the terror in Chile in the wake of the 1973 coup. Gonzales describes his incarceration and the internal resistance to the Pinochet dictatorship. He says the U.S./CIA involvement was "decisive in the overthrow of Salvador Allende." Concludes with Quilapayun performing the radical anthem, "El Pueblo Unido." A bi-lingual program. Angela Della Sante of the Latin American Institute is the translator. Interview by David Barsamian.


Francisco Gonzales

Francisco Gonzales of Chile is a prominent trade union leader and political activist.

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