Salvador Allende

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Today is the 41st anniversary of Chile's 9/11, when Socialist President Salvador Allende was overthrown by Pinochet and a CIA-backed junta. Marking "a milestone" in the life and death of their most beloved victim, Chile has arrested three more ex-Army officers in the murder of Victor Jara. Today, Jara remains a hero in Chile, and the stadium where he died bears his name. A plaque quoting from his last work memorializes "the end of my song" but also its power to "give birth to the moment."