Friday, February 14, 2014

The paranoid Pinochet had real enemies

Somewhat surprising that the left-wing Santiago Times wants to go here;
A Chilean judge has called for the extradition of former leftist guerrilla Marie Emmanuelle Verhoeven, aka  “Comandante Ana”, over her suspected role in planning the 1991 assassination of Sen. Jaime Guzmán, a prominent figure in Gen. Augusto Pinochet’s regime.
On Jan. 27 Verhoeven was detained in Germany and now Chile hopes to bring her to trial on the decades-old charges.
....It is believed Verhoeven was at one point a leader within the Manuel Rodriguez Patriotic Front (FPMR), an armed leftist guerrilla group that sought to overthrow Gen. Augusto Pinochet’s military dictatorship. The FPMR first gained notoriety in 1986 when guerillas attempted to assassinate Pinochet, narrowly failing to kill the general but leaving five of his bodyguards dead in the process.
Yes, imagine that. Die hard murderous Allendeans operating in Chile into the nineties. Even after Chile exited the Junta and became a democracy with free elections.

There might be something to ponder there.

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