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94,844. In the case of Guatemala and Chile it was necessary to resort to economic strangulation, subversion, and military force to overthrow the democratic regimes and establish the preferred regional standards. (Guatemala & Chile) Noam Chomsky, Deterring Democracy
94,874. The number of poor rising from one million after Allende to seven million today, while the population has remained stable at twelve million. ibid.
94,875. Environmental degradation is also a severe problem in Chile. ibid.
107,562. Washington firmly supported Pinochet’s regime of violence and terror and had no slight role in its initial triumph. (Failure & State & US Empire & Chile) Noam Chomsky, Failed States audio
108,280. Independent nationalism threatens to be a virus that might infect others … The virus of democratic socialism in Chile which he [Kissinger] was afraid might infect others … that the model of democratic socialism might be successful in showing and might inspire others … therefore it had to be destroyed. Noam Chomsky, lecture Washington State University 2005, ‘Imminent Crises’
94,876. The liquid that emerges from the millions of [Chilean] faucets in the homes and alleys of Santiago have levels of copper, iron, magnesium and lead which exceed by many times the maximum possible norms. (Chile & Water) Apsi journal, cited Chomsky
4,360. Most of modern-day Chile, Bolivia and Peru united under Inca rule. (Humanity & Chile & Bolivia & Peru & Inca & South America) Mankind: The Story of All of Us V, History Channel 2012
19,818. The military has overthrown Allende’s Socialist government nominating General Pinochet their permanent head. (Gangs: Italy & Chile & Coup) Corleone VI starring Caludio Gioe & Daniele Liotti & Simona Cavallari & Marco Leonardi & Salvatore Lazzaro & Marco Leonardi & Alfredo Pea et al, television news
29,296. Chile had survived as a model democracy since 1932; they would not survive Nixon and Kissinger. (United States of America & US Empire & Chile) Oliver Stone's Untold History of the United States VII: Johnson, Nixon and Vietnam: Reversal of Fortune, Showtime 2012
29,537. 11th September 1973: US stages coup in Chile. Democratically elected President Salvador Allende assassinated. Dictator Augusto Pinochet installed. 5,000 Chileans murdered. (Terror & Chile & Coup) Michael Moore, Bowling for Columbine, 2002
48,617. August 5th 2010: the Atacama Desert in northern Chile is shaken by one of the worst accidents in mining history. Thirty-three miners are buried under some eight hundred thousand tons of rock. Their families rushed to the scene. The government of Chile takes charge and orders three ingenious plans to drill into the mountain. No-one in history has survived this deep or this long underground. (Mining & Chile & Under Ground) Chilean Miners: Buried Alive, National Geographic 2011
48,618. They range in age from nineteen to sixty-three. (Mining & Chile & Under Ground) ibid.
48,619. The mine owners believed their mine to be safe. (Mining & Chile & Under Ground) ibid.
48,620. One man recalls a butterfly inside the shaft moments before the cave-in. Two miners who were driving out of the tunnel would have been crushed had they not stopped to look at it. (Mining & Chile & Under Ground) ibid.
48,621. Numerous suits are filed against the San Esteban Mining Company. Their assets are seized in order to ensure payments for the rescue effort. (Mining & Chile & Under Ground) ibid.
48,622. While the world is concentrated on the 33, the other 250 workers of the San Jose and the San Antonio mines, which have been shut down since the accident, have been out of work for almost two months. (Mining & Chile & Under Ground) ibid.
48,623. On September 27th the first of the Fenix pods arrives at Camp Hope. (Mining & Chile & Under Ground) ibid.
48,624. Up to one billion viewers worldwide watched the twenty-two finale of Chile’s greatest endeavour. (Mining & Chile & Under Ground) ibid.
48,625. A miracle beyond imagining: to rescue intact thirty-three human beings who were trapped underground longer than anyone in the history of mining. Against all odds Operation San Lorenzo becomes a symbol of unity, endurance, and faith, and changed Chile and the miners for ever. (Mining & Chile & Under Ground & Operations) ibid.
48,626. The Atacama Desert Northern Chile: On August 5th 2010 a massive explosion rocked this landscape, and thirty-three miners were trapped half a mile below. For seventeen days the miners have no contact with the world outside. (Mining & Chile & Under Ground) Chilean Miners: 17 Days Buried Alive, BBC 2011
48,627. The copper mine at San Jose was notorious; it paid higher wages to compensate for a bad safety record. (Mining & Chile & Under Ground & Copper) ibid.
48,628. No-one was even sure how many men were down the mine. (Mining & Chile & Under Ground) ibid.
48,629. The men were expecting to find at least two days’ supply of food as required by mining regulations. Management had once again failed to prepare for an emergency. (Mining & Chile & Under Ground) ibid.
48,630. The temperature in the mine was over forty degrees. (Mining & Chile & Under Ground) ibid.
48,631. On the third day there was a further collapse. (Mining & Chile & Under Ground) ibid.
48,632. The daily prayers were followed by a general meeting at which decisions were taken establishing democracy from the beginning. (Mining & Chile & Under Ground) ibid.
48,633. The miners had established daily routines but still had no idea if anyone was even looking for them. (Mining & Chile & Under Ground) ibid.
48,634. Their campaign succeeded; soon drills began to appear from all over Chile. (Mining & Chile & Under Ground) ibid.
48,635. So on day seventeen the rescuers’ camera found not rubble but the first images of the missing men. They would have to wait another fifty-two days before they could be brought to the surface. (Mining & Chile & Under Ground) ibid.
48,636. Privately, they are still haunted by what they lived through. (Mining & Chile & Under Ground) ibid.
52,617. The Atacama in Chile: this is the driest desert in the world. Some parts may not see rain for fifty years. (Animals & Earth & Desert & Chile) David Attenborough, Planet Earth s5: Deserts, BBC 2006
66,857. I don’t see why we need to stand by and watch a country go communist due to the irresponsibility of its people. The issues are much too important for the Chilean voters to be left to decide for themselves. (Chile & Kissinger & US Empire & US Foreign Relations) Henry Kissinger
29,835. I realised that he [Henry Kissinger] was a frightened man. Because I became aware that he was personally frightened by the consequences of the arrest of General Pinochet. When the news of that hit he instantly thought, Could I be next? (Kissinger & Chile) Christopher Hitchens
66,858. Last year Kissinger was enjoying a trip to Paris when a French judge served him with a subpoena to answer questions about US involvement in Chile thirty years ago. That issue was Operation Condor: a campaign of murder and torture conducted by the regime of Augusto Pinochet. (Chile & Kissinger & Operation & US Empire) The Trials of Henry Kissinger, director Eugene Jarecki, 2002
66,859. Early in 1970 Pepsi and IT&T were concerned about political developments in Chile ... [Salvador] Allende promised to nationalise Chile’s copper industry, a direct threat to IT&T and of concern to other American corporations. (Chile & Kissinger & US Empire) ibid.
66,860. After Schneider’s death Allende was elected, but the efforts of Kissinger and Nixon to overthrow Allende would ultimately succeed. In 1973 military forces launched a coup in Santiago, killing Allende. Augusto Pinochet would assume power and begin a reign of terror that would last seventeen years. The date was September 11th. (Dictator & Chile & Kissinger & US Empire & Coup) ibid.
73,229. People starve to death for a number of reasons; the least understood reason is the denial of food for motives of politics and profit. (Food & Weapon & Vietnam & Starvation & US Empire & US Foreign Relations) John Pilger, Zap! The Weapon is Food For Dictators, 1976
73,230. One of the weapons that brought down the democratically elected Allende government in Chile was food. On Dr Kissinger’s orders most American food aid to Chile was cut off, and hunger and disorder followed, leading to a military take-over which brought Chile back into the American fold. And of course once the generals and admirals were in power, Chile got its food back. (Food & Weapon & Chile & Starvation & Kissinger & US Empire & US Foreign Relations) ibid.
73,231. Up to 1974 the US government had paid American farmers $3 billion not to plant millions of acres of cereal crops. This kept the world price inflated. And as a result the food that was available was beyond the reach of those countries on the Zap List like Chile, and countries like Bangladesh that were considered strategically expendable and had no reserves of hard currency. ‘Hunger,’ said President Harry Truman, ‘is fostered not by scarcity but by greed.’ (Food & Weapon & Chile & Starvation & US Empire & US Foreign Relations) ibid.