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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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(ˈpiːnəˌʃeɪ) or

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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The politics of memory in Chile; from Pinochet to Bachelet.
A new documentary about Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet has sparked controversy among Chileans who have haunting memories of the military regime years when many people, targeted as political dissidents, were imprisoned, tortured, executed or disappeared.
Jim West, in "The Passing of President Pinochet" (Letter to the Editor, February 19), disagreed with your position that Pinochet was wrongly reviled.
Augusto Pinochet (1973-1990)--who came to power in a US-backed coup against democratically elected Socialist President Salvador Allende (1970-1973)--died on Dec.
TYRANT Augusto Pinochet's funeral reopened the country's old wounds yesterday.
Former Chilean dictator General Augusto Pinochet will be cremated, according to his son Marco Antonio, to avoid desecration of his grave by "people who always hated him".
A pair of ironies accompanied Augusto Pinochet to the grave.
General Pinochet, who terrorised his opponents for 17 years after taking power in a bloody coup, died yesterday, ending a decade of intensifying efforts to bring him to trial.
FORMER Chilean dictator General Augusto Pinochet is to undergo heart bypass surgery, doctors decided last night.