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Expression of Sorrow to the People of Chile

Tuesday, September 11, 1973, was one of the most significant moments in the history of Chile. From that date until the next democratic election in 1989, thousands of men and women were killed, tortured or simply disappeared, never to be seen or heard from again.

The responsibility for these acts committed in Chile falls on the head of General Augusto Pinochet, as well as on other Chilean leaders. But there is clear evidence now of the participation of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, under the orders of Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger, in the brutal military takeover and the overthrow of a democratically elected president, Salvadore Allende.

The people of both Chile and United States never knew the full extent of the covert actions of their governments until a small number of documents from the CIA records were declassified during the second term of President Bill Clinton. Now those recordsand many more evidenceshave been made public, and the atrocities that were committed can and must be read by everyone around the world.

The clock cannot be turned back. The marks that torture left on the spirit and the bodies of thousands of victims cannot be erased. Nothing can be done to bring the dead back to our beloved Chile. Nothing can ease the pain of the mothers, fathers, sons and daughters of the disappeared. And there is nothing that anyone can do to repair the physical and emotional wounds caused by torture and imprisonment. The outcry of the relatives of the disappeared-- Donde estan? (Where are they?)--might never have the echo of an answer between the deep blue of the Pacific Ocean and the white caps of the Andes Mountains.

The government of the United States has not asked for forgiveness much less given an apology,

But regular people can try to make amends. Together, with our signatures, we are sending this message asking forgiveness to the survivors of torture, to the families of the disappeared, and to the loved ones of the thousands of people who were killed during the seventeen years of the dictatorship. We want it known that we sympathize with the pain of the survivors and their families, and although we might never learn where are they, we hope and pray that never again will a democracy be destroyed in Chile or any other country in this world.

Nunca mas--Never again. Nunca mas--Never again.

This petition will be delivered in person in January 2006 to Chilean people, legislators, civic leaders, social justice activists, the media, and Judge Guzman of the Pinochet trial.

Emma Sepulveda
Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada
821 Riverside Drive
Reno, Nevada 89503
(775) 348-7557


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    No a la impunidad
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  • 21 June 2015145. Cameron C
    May the collective sorrows of the people of Chile be healed through mutual understanding, tolerance and compassion. May we all learn to listen to each other and find personal peace - only then will we achieve peace among nations.
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    We will fight to make the US promise of democracy ring true
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    The real price in human terms, in terms of history, will never be known. Humanity has suffered terrrible blows as a result of US funding and help in carrying out the military coup on September 11, 1973, that destroyed democracy there in Chile..
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