Augusto Pinochet

Andrea Germanos, staff writer
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Forty years ago this week, during a crackdown in the early days of Chile's military coup ousting Salvador Allende, Pinochet thugs arrested thousands of progressives, including beloved activist, poet and songwriter Víctor Jara. They held him for three days in the stadium that now bears his name, interrogated and tortured him, broke, famously, his hands, and shot him 40 times. This week, Jara's widow and daughters, working with the Center for Justice & Accountability, filed a civil suit...