Sunday, June 12, 2011

CHILE - The mortal remains exhumed from Salvador Allende

Chilean Justice conducted May 23 to exhume the remains of the former socialist president Salvador Allende, which lies at the Santiago General Cemetery. Examinations must determine whether he committed suicide or was murdered the day of the coup on September 11, 1973. According to the newspaper, Isabel, a daughter of the late president, said his father "had taken the decision to die in an act of consistency." She contends, however, that judicial inquiry designed to permanently remove the doubts.

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