How disappearance became a global weapon of psychological control, 50 years on from Chile’s US-backed coup

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The Moderate Voice

Brad Evans, University of Bath For the few remaining women of Calama in Chile’s Atacama desert, September 11 holds a terrifying meaning. They understand the pain of watching forensic investigators meticulously scour through particles of dust, seeking to retrieve the tiniest fragments of lives brutally taken from the world. They know what it means to face devastating absence, knowing the bodies of loved ones will never be returned. But their loss has nothing to do with the attack on New York’s twin towers. Fifty years ago, in the early morning of September 11 1973, a US-backed coup led by Gener…

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