Sunday, March 14, 2010

After the Earthquake, a Military Chile Can Love Again - By Larry Rohter (The New York Times)

When Augusto Pinochet passed away three years ago, the emotional clashes among former supporters and victims of his dictatorship suggested that the ghost of the man who ruled Chile from 1973 to 1989 and continued as army commander until 1998 would be hard to exorcise. But the scenes of Chileans’ embracing soldiers who aided in rescue and reconstruction efforts after the huge earthquake last month make all the divisiveness seem an eternity ago ... read more

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