Chile coup: Class divided Palestinian-Chileans over Pinochet

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This week marks 50 years since the US backed military coup against democratically elected Chilean President, Salvador Allende. A coup which led to over 17 years of bloody dictatorship by Augusto Pinochet, who reversed all of Allende’s socialist policies, turned football stadiums into concentration camps overnight, and who oversaw the forced disappearances and murder of thousands of Chileans he and his forces deemed to be left wing. This traumatic chapter Chile’s modern history remains highly contentious amongst the country’s Palestinian diaspora, however. The Palestinian community in Chile, wh…

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