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Augusto Pinochet

Curtains for cadres as Chile closes luxury jail of Pinochet’s henchmen

Chile’s president announced on Thursday that he will close a luxury prison for dictatorship-era military officials convicted of crimes against humanity, taking away their tennis courts, barbecues and a pool.

Saturday, 28 September, 2013, 3:12am

Former Chilean president Bachelet returns to torture centre

The former Chilean president Michelle Bachelet nearly broke down while visiting the detention and torture centre where she was held during the 1973-90 dictatorship.

12 Sep 2013 - 1:49am

Chile remembers victims 40 years after Pinochet’s brutal military coup

When Joan Jara went to identify the body of her husband Victor, she found it riddled with 44 bullets and dumped on a pile of corpses in the Santiago morgue. The poet's wrists and neck were broken and twisted. Where his belly ought to have been was a gory, gaping void.

12 Sep 2013 - 1:50am

How they got to 'no'

Pablo Larraín looks affronted. I've just asked the Santiago-born director if his trio of movies set in Chile in the 1970s and '80s - Tony Manero (2008), Post Mortem (2010) and the latest, No - were inspired by the current retro-thirst for revisiting these decades.

31 Mar 2013 - 3:44pm

Declassified papers show Pinochet tried to 'cling on to power' in 1988

Just a day before the October 5 referendum, General Pinochet planned to do “whatever was necessary to stay in power” and said he was “not leaving, no matter what”.

24 Feb 2013 - 8:03pm 1 comment

Nostalgia for the Light

Nostalgia for the Light Director: Patricio Guzman

For four decades, Chilean filmmaker Patricio Guzman has been reminding the world about dictator Augusto Pinochet's repressive reign in the 1970s and '80s.

29 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Talking points

Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories ...

Law enforcers give assessment of 2011

17 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

The Maid

The Maid Catalina Saavedra, Claudia Celedon, Andrea Garcia-Huidobro Director: Sebastian Silva

23 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Cost and ID card are not big issues for 'birth tours'

Regarding the article ''Birth tours' flourishing despite bid to stem flow' (January 3), has anyone done a scientific survey of why mainland women come to Hong Kong to give birth?

If we are just guessing at the reasons, then it is very likely that we are wrong, as the mainland Chinese mind has been conditioned very differently from the Hong Kong Chinese mind.

4 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Sorry, people, the housing chief says it's your fault

Housing chief Michael Suen's Insight piece on the Star Ferry pier smacks of a condescending attitude that has become disturbingly common in the government ('Don't blame the government, December 15). He writes that amendments to the zoning plan were gazetted 'to invite public views, and no objection was received'.

18 Dec 2006 - 12:00am