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Long Live Free Chile!
Maker: Third World Students Coalition
Date Made: mid 1970s
Place Made: North America: United States; Oregon, Eugene
Measurements: 51 cm x 35.5 cm; 20 1/16 in x 14 in
Main Subject: Chile (Latin America: South America); Richard M. Nixon
Materials: paper (fiber product); wrapped, corners
Fascist Military Dictatorship Made in U.S.A. Down with the Junta! Long Live Free Chile! Asia Africa Latin America Third World Students Coalition 161 Madison, Eugene, Oregon, USA
Acquisition Number: 1991-098
Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger are behind Chilean dictator Augosto Pinochet, while Gerald Ford stands off to the side. Kissinger was a key architect behind the CIA overthrow of the democratically elected Chilean government of Salvador Allende on September 11, 1973.
Production Notes: Medium Format slide in *M-1
Copyright status unknown; may be protected by copyright law.
In the 1970s, Henry Kissinger, Secretary of State in the Nixon and Ford administrations, was closely involved with Operation Condor in the Southern Cone countries of South America (Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Paraguay, Bolivia and Brazil). Operation Condor was a campaign of political repression involving assassination, torture and intelligence operations officially implemented in 1975 by the right-wing governments of the Southern Cone. U.S. military and intelligence officials supported and collaborated with Condor as a secret partner or sponsor, and provided organizational, intelligence, financial and technological assistance to the operation. The program aimed to eradicate alleged socialist and communist influence and ideas and to control active or potential opposition movements against the participating governments. Due to its clandestine nature, the precise number of deaths directly attributable to Operation Condor is unknown, but the death toll is estimated to be over 60,000. In the last ten years, suits and subpoenas against Kissinger regarding his involvement in Operation Condor, have been filed in France, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay and the U.S.