Documents recently declassified and released to the Museum of Memory and Human Rights in Chile’s capital, Santiago, confirm that the U.S., specifically then Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, were behind the 1973 coup that violently overthrew the democratically elected government of Salvador Allende and threw Chile into 17 years of dictatorship marked by summary disappearances and deaths.
Peter Kornbluh, director of the Chile Documentation Project of the National Archive, from George Washington University said:
These documents should contribute to advance justice and dignity in Chile. Obviously these documents have a special value in terms of official investigations into open cases. Now there is a base of information that could help those who seek more details.
Translated from : La Prensa Latina