With a moving speech from Isabel Allende As a culminating moment, Chile remembered this Monday the 50th anniversary of Augusto Pinochet’s coup d’état. He did it divided, but in peace.
“This coup has tried to be justified, we see with pain that historical revisionism is promoted today. In an unusual way they seek to distort the facts“said Allende, a senator and daughter of Salvador Allende, the president deposed on September 11, 1973.
The event took place with a tranquility that had not been anticipated hours before, when the early hours of Monday showed cold and intense rain in Santiago, after a weekend of tension and violence in the streets of the Chilean capital.
“The sun came out, that means that even if they are not there, they are there,” said Estela de Carlotto, president of the Argentine organization. Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayospecially invited by the government of Gabriel Boric.
The right-wing opposition did not attend the event because it was considered politically biased, although the former president Sebastian Piñera signed the document “For democracy, always”, which the former presidents also accompanied Eduardo Frei, Ricardo Lagos and Michelle Bachelet.