The Assassination of Orlando Letelier and the Politics of Silence

Schwarz, Jon
http://theintercept.com/2016/09/21/the-assassination-of-orlando-letelier-and-the-politics-of-silence/

Publisher:  The Intercept
Date Written:  21/09/2016
Year Published:  2016  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX19984

In 1976, agents working for the Chilean secret service attached plastic explosives to the bottom of Orlando Letelier's Chevrolet as it sat in the driveway of his family's home in Bethesda, Maryland, just outside Washington, D.C. There are still many unanswered questions about this time. Exactly how complicit was the U.S. in the overthrow of the Chilean government? Why did the CIA ignore a cable telling it that Chile's agents were heading to the U.S.? Why did Henry Kissinger, then Secretary of State, cancel a warning to Chile not to kill its overseas opponents just five days before Letelier was murdered?


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