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Summary

Augusto Pinochet (born as Augusto José Ramón Pinochet Ugarte in Valparaíso, Chile, died in Santiago, Chile) was a famous Soldier from Chile, who lived between November 25, 1915 and December 10, 2006. He became 91 years old.

Biography

Augusto José Ramón Pinochet Ugarte was a Chilean general who was head of the military government that ruled Chile from 1973 to 1990. He retained the post of military chief until 1998. After that, he was appointed senator for life, but gave up space in the Senate in 2002. He came to power through a coup d'état that deposed the elected president, socialist Salvador Allende. The Chilean parliament called on the military to remove Allende who was believed caused an unconstitutional policy.

Supporters of Pinochet gives him credit for having stopped an attempt to impose communism in Chile and to combat radical "terrorist groups" and to have laid the foundation for today's economic prosperity in Chile through its economic policies. The former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher thanked Pinochet "to bring democracy to Chile." Opponents consider him as a dictator who was responsible for state terrorism and the directly responsible for several thousand people who were either killed or disappeared during his rule of violence.

20. January 2006 decided the appeal court in Santiago that Pinochet could be prosecuted 59 cases of torture and kidnapping. There was only one verdict in the Chilean Supreme Court before the old ex-president to stand trial. Pinochet had as Chile's former head of legal immunity, but had previously lost this for a total of five court orders, mostly in cases involving serious human rights abuses during Pinochet's rule.

Pinochet died on Sunday 10 December 2006 after a heart attack. He was 91 years old.

Zodiac etc.

He is born under the zodiac sagittarius, who is known for Philosophical, Motion, Experimentation, Optimism. Our collection contains 5 quotes who is written / told by Augusto.

Related authors: Christopher Reeve, Margaret Thatcher

Source / external links:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Augusto_Pinochet

Famous quotes by Augusto Pinochet (5)


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"I regret and suffer those losses, but it's God's will. He will pardon me if I committed excesses, but I don't think I did"
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"Everything I did, all my actions, all of the problems I had I dedicate to God and to Chile, because I kept Chile from becoming Communist"
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"During 65 years, I have walked the path of duty and discipline... And today, looking back at that long path of service, my soldier's heart stirs and murmurs from deep within: Thank you. Thank you, my homeland"
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"I'm not a dictator. It's just that I have a grumpy face"
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"Sometimes democracy must be bathed in blood"


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