El Pueblo Unido Jamas Sera Vencido
Maker: José Balmes
Date Made: 1974
Place Made: Place Unknown
Main Subject: Chile (Latin America: South America)
Materials: paper (fiber product)
El Pueblo Unido Jamas Sera Vencido [signed] Balmes 74
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Translation: The people united will never be defeated
In 1973, after the overthrow of Allende, Balmes left Chile and moved to France.
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El Pueblo Unido Jamas Sera Vencido is the title of a song initially composed and recorded in June 1973 as an anthem for the popular unity government of Chile. It reflected the spirit behind the mass mobilization of working class people who had responded to Salvador Allende’s call for the socialist transformation of Chile. After the U.S.-backed Chilean coup of September 11, 1973, the song became the anthem of the Chilean resistance against the Pinochet regime, both within Chile and among the community of Chilean exiles and their political allies abroad.