On anniversary of 1973 coup, Chilean Army says it's “a closed matter”





Chilean Army Commander in chief General Juan Emilio Cheyre said that as far as the Army was concerned "the matter of September 11 is closed" referring to the September 11, 1973 bloody coup which installed the military regime of General Augusto Pinochet.

The Army commemorated the day with a private Mass Sunday morning honouring the soldiers killed in the coup that overthrew Socialist President Salvador Allende and brought Pinochet to power. However the elderly former dictator, who is suffering from a variety of health problems and is facing trial for several human rights cases and acts of corruption, was not present.




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