Pinochet Augusto


 (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.