Family members of the political prisoners executed in Chile in October 1973 speak out in this book. This is a graphic testimonial of the injustice and their pain and suffering. The execution of 23 of the 75 political prisoners is known as the caravan of death.” En un testimonio gráfico, los familiares de las victimas de Pinochet ejecutados en Chile recuerdan la injusticia y sus 27 años de sufrimiento.
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Gervasio Sánchez is a freelance reporter for several newspapers, including El País, and the author of The Siege of Sarajevo.
In October 1973, shortly after General Augusto Pinochet overthrew Chile's democratically elected government and imposed a military dictatorship, a delegation of army members helicoptered down the country's coastline, rounding up and killing at least 72 political opponents in the course of a few days. This operation, which is now known as the "Caravan of Death," has recently come under renewed scrutiny in Chile because it may be one of the few military crimes exempt from the amnesty law Pinochet left in place when he ended his rule in 1990. S nchez's book adds an intensely human perspective to this history and thus to the debate about whether the Chilean military should be tried for these assassinations. A stunning and somber collection of photographs and first-person accounts, the book presents a short biography of each of the Caravan's victims, as well as the story of how each bereft family has tried to seek justice. As Nobel prize winner Jos? Saramago explains in the introduction, "This book speaks of pain and injustice...of the tortured and the disappeared.... Here speak those who know that they will die, and also those who are alive, who hour after hour, year after year, carry these deaths with them so they will not be forgotten." An important addition to any collection of Latin American history, this book is recommended for all libraries and bookstores. Marcela Vald?s, Columbia Univ., New York
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Descripción Editorial Contrapunto, 2001. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería M9562570274