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Documents Highlight U.S. Role in Chilean Coup

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Documents Highlight U.S. Role in Chilean Coup

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Documents Highlight U.S. Role in Chilean Coup

Documents Highlight U.S. Role in Chilean Coup

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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.