Augusto Pinochet

As Chris Hayes noted in the opening of his show this Monday, former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher was known for pulling no punches and "out of deference to that legacy, we should pull none ourselves" and reminded his viewers of some of the "hallmarks" of Thatcher's career. Read more...
Newstalgia Reference Room - The Other 9/11.
Newstalgia Reference Room - The other 9/11 - the CIA backed overthrow of the democratically-elected government of Salvatore Allende in Chile by a military junta headed up by Gen. Augusto Pinochet and the resultant reign of terror that caused the deaths of countless Chileans. Read more...
The former chief of staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell pledged Tuesday to testify against former Vice President Dick Cheney if he is ever tried for war crimes. Col. Lawrence Wilkerson told Democracy Now's Amy Goodman that he would Read more...
Well, Haley Barbour might have bowed out of the GOP presidential primary, but we've still got wingnut Herman Cain in the running, who went on the air with Fox's Shannon Bream and recommended we privatize Social Security like they did in Chile under Read more...
October 18, 1998 - The Pinochet Fracas
News of the day for October 18, 1998 - former Chilean Dictator Augusto Pinochet is arrested in London, both Pres. Clinton and vice-President Gore haggle with the Middle-East negotiators. Former Yugoslavia. Afghanistan. Just another day in Paradox. Read more...