Documents Highlight U.S. Role in Chilean Coup

  • Playlist
  • Download
  • Embed
    <iframe src="" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Newly declassified documents shed light on the U.S. government's role in the 1973 overthrow of Salvador Allende, the democratically elected leader of Chile. The military coup ended in Allende's suicide and thrust Gen. Augusto Pinochet into power. Hear NPR's Scott Simon and Peter Kornbluh, director of the National Security Archive's Chile Documentation Project.



Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.

NPR thanks our sponsors

Become an NPR sponsor

Support comes from