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Jonathan Franklin

Jonathan Franklin

    'I murdered 18 people for the Pinochet regime'
    'I murdered 18 people for the Pinochet regime'
    A former conscript in the Chilean army has been charged with murder after confessing on a live radio phone-in to participating in the deaths of 18...
    Pinochet's men held 29 years after burning activists alive
    Pinochet's men held 29 years after burning activists alive
    A Chilean judge has ordered the arrest of seven army officers for questioning over an attack on two democracy activists who were doused with petrol...
    Relief at voices of trapped miners
    Relief at voices of trapped miners
    The words of Luis Urzua came over a crackling line, but were uttered with the professional calm of a man in control. "Shift foreman speaking."
    'Hallowed be thy left foot'
    'Hallowed be thy left foot'
    The congregation screams so loudly that I can't hear the priest, even though I'm in the front row. As the service gets under way, the hundreds of...
    Global whistle-blowing website shut down
    Global whistle-blowing website shut down
    A secretive Swiss bank landed an apparently novel censorship blow against the internet this week. Anyone who tried to call up Wikileaks.org,...
    Chile probes Pinochet gold
    Chile probes Pinochet gold
    Chilean investigators were examining reports this week that nine tonnes of gold had been found in a Hong Kong bank under the name of Augusto...
    Mum set to shatter Chile's political traditions
    Mum set to shatter Chile's political traditions
    Michelle Bachelet was a 23-year-old medical student in Chile when a gang of military men broke into her house and kidnapped her and her mother,...
    Pinochet regime tortured 35 000
    Pinochet regime tortured 35 000
    A year-long investigation into state-sponsored torture in Chile has documented that about 35 000 people were abused during the 1973 to 1990...
    Chile revisits the coup
    Chile revisits the coup
    On September 11 a sudden and violent aerial attack on a symbolic building left many dead and the country in a state of fear and panic. But this was...
    Kissinger may face extradition to Chile
    Kissinger may face extradition to Chile
    Henry Kissinger may face extradition proceedings in connection with the role of the United States in the 1973 military coup in Chile.