Chile From Within

Pinochet could have received $292 million dollars in loans from Chilean government, unclear if paid or repaid.

Posted in Chile culture, Chile military, Fuck you, mierda, Pinochet, Santiago, Viva Chile by tomasdinges on January 24, 2010

An investigation by the newly founded Chilean investigative journalism and government transparency organization ArchivosChile has discovered documents showing that ret. Gen. Augusto Pinochet was authorized to receive loans of $292 million from the Chilean state from 1977 to 1981. Published on the ArchivosChile website and the Chilean newspaper La Nacion, the article lends credence to suspicions raised years ago upon the discovery of secret U.S. bank accounts that Gen. Pinochet benefited financially from his position as dictator of Chile from 1973 to 1989.

John Dinges, an American journalist and author of two investigative books on Chile, is leading the initiative to explore Law 20.285, known as the Public Information Access Law or Transparency Law, which is similar to the Freedom of Information Act in the United States. ArchivosChile is based upon the model set by the National Security Archives, which uses FOIA laws extensively to obtain and archive historical documents produced by the US Government.

Dinges is the father of the author of this blog.

With these documents, he is seeking to find documents indicating whether money was loaned to Pinochet, and if any of this money was returned to the Chilean state. He is requesting documents from Chile’s Central Bank.

“We are trying to force them to give us that information,” said Dinges in a phone interview. “There is supposed to be an accounting for how that money is spent, and that is what we are going after.”

Loaned hundreds of millions in the 80s unclear if Pinochet returned money

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  1. Serge F. Gerlach said, on April 9, 2010 at 2:23 am

    Just one of the hundreds anti Pinochet´s regime written by the red set.

  2. James Bredin said, on May 11, 2010 at 2:50 am

    What a great site.
    Dictators like to get rid of those who oppose them.
    They also like to hide millions in far away places.

  3. caxi said, on May 17, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    Pinochet was nothing more than a thief and murdered. That’s his legacy. …


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