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  • The CIA overthrew an elected government and installed Augusto Pinochet as leader.
  • The movie Alive documents a rugby team that, on the way to a match in Chile, crashes and must restort to Cannibalism. Based on a true story!


19 Sep 1891 Rather than face an angry populace after Chile's Civil War, Chilean President José María Balmaceda Fernández commits suicide with a gun from inside the Argentinian Embassy in Santiago.
4 Sep 1970 Salvador Allende is elected President of Chile.
15 Sep 1970 President Richard M. Nixon and Henry Kissinger instruct CIA Director Richard Helms to spend up to $10 million "to prevent Allende from coming to power or to unseat him."
11 Sep 1973 Chilean President Salvador Allende is assassinated in a military coup led by Augusto Pinochet.

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