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Pi·no·chet(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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(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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