Daily Archives: 11/09/2013

Chile’s 9/11 – The 1973 Coup

The fall in global copper prices hit Chile hard. Its fiscal deficit rose, and Allende announced the country would have to default on international debts. Inflation, already high before his presidency, was not controlled.   Allende’s policies made powerful enemies. … Continue reading

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Allende and Chile’s Democratic Revolution – 1970-73

Salvador Allende Gossens, born in 1908, was a physician and politician who would become the first Marxist to become president of a Latin American country through open elections. He was involved in politics for nearly forty years, running for the … Continue reading

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