NPR logo

Pinochet

Only Available in Archive Formats.
Pinochet

Pinochet

Pinochet

Only Available in Archive Formats.

Marie-Armelle Lafaury reports from Santiago that General Augusto Pinochet retired today as head of the Chilean army. Pinochet was military dictator for seventeen years before turning over power to a democratic government in 1990. Tomorrow he is scheduled to take his seat as a senator-for-life, a position he created for himself while he was in power. Some say he should be denied the congressional post because of the many human rights abuses committed by his regime.