11 Sep 2011

Ideas for 11 September 2011: Chile in Focus

From Ideas, 11:10 am on 11 September 2011

On September 11, 1973, the armed forces of Chile bombed the presidential palace in Santiago and eliminated the ruling Marxist government led by Salvador Allende. Jorge Sandoval recalls the events of September 11, 1973 which saw him arrested, tortured and locked up in a Chilean concentration camp. Victoria University Professor of Geography Warwick Murray talks about the legacy of General Augusto Pinochet, and the student protests, dubbed the Chilean Winter, which are currently sweeping the country.