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 (pē′nō-chĕt′, -shā′), Augusto Full name Augusto José Ramón Pinochet Ugarte. 1915-2006.
Chilean general and dictator who served as president (1974-1990) after leading a junta that overthrew the government of Salvador Allende (1973), and later became chief of the army (1990-1998) and senator (1998-2002). During his administration many economic reforms were undertaken, but thousands of dissidents were tortured or executed.


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Pinochet Ugarte

(Biography) Augusto (auˈɣusto). 1915-2006, Chilean general and statesman; president of Chile (1974–90) following his overthrow of Allende (1973): charged (2001) with murder and kidnapping but found unfit to stand trial
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FORMER Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet yesterday snubbed tests to determine his fitness to stand trial for homicide and kidnapping.
Santiago.- Un general retirado y alto directivo de la Fundacion "Augusto Pinochet" critico severamente al ex candidato presidencial de la derecha chilena Joaquin Lavin, por su alejamiento de la figura del ex gobernante y de lo que representa.
I recently got hold of a declassified memorandum about Henry Kissinger's only meeting with Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet. The meeting occurred on June 8, 1976, in Santiago, and the internal State Department memorandum shows how hard Kissinger tried to shield the Chilean general from criticism and assure him that his human rights violations were not a serious problem as far as the U.S.
WHITE balloons were released in Coventry yesterday to celebrate the latest ruling by the Law Lords that General Augusto Pinochet, the former dictator of Chile, must stay in Britain.
Former Chilean dictator General Augusto Pinochet was indicted yesterday for the kidnapping of nine dissidents and the killing of one.
FBI agent David Rupert also planned to use a man linked to former dictators Manuel Noriega and Augusto Pinochet to help get the Bank of Panama to "deal with the money" from a gambling boat moored off the coast of Florida, the hearing was told.
Su padre fue un lider politico, decano de la Facultad de Derecho de la Universidad de Chile y opositor a la dictadura del general Augusto Pinochet.
THE campaign to bring former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet to trial on murder and kidnap charges suffered a crushing setback yesterday.
Lagos fue hombre de Salvador Allende, el presidente socialista muerto en 1973 durante el golpe del ex dictador Augusto Pinochet. Por fin.
From an item in The New York Times on the effort to extradite former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet on charges of torture, kidnapping, and murder: "A lawyer for General Pinochet told a panel of Law Lords, Britain's highest court, that the former Chilean head of state had absolute immunity from arrest because the crimes he is accused of were `archetypal acts of government or sovereign power.'"
The move comes three years after the extradition case of former Chilean dictator Gen Augusto Pinochet had to be reheard after it emerged one of the original judges hearing the case, Lord Hoffman, had links with human rights group Amnesty International.
Inspired by the European extradition proceedings against Chilean General Augusto Pinochet, the manual is titled Despues de Pinochet, como perseguir en el extranjero a los violadores de los derechos humanos (After Pinochet, how to pursue human rights violators in foreign countries).