Repression and Impunity in Chile (9/12)

Pedro A. Matta, survivor of the Villa Grimaldi detention and torture center operated by the Chilean military between 1974 and 1978, will present an overview of the military takeover that led to the death of democratically elected President Salvador Allende on September 11, 1973, and its aftermath. In particular, he will examine the subsequent repression against Chile’s population using the Villa Grimaldi crimes against humanity as a paradigmatic example of the atrocities committed throughout the country, and elaborate on the impunity in which such crimes remainĀ since the military bequeathed power to the Chilean political class 21 years ago.

The lecture is sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages, Linguistics, and Intercultural Communication. It will be held Monday, September 12, 2:30-3:45 p.m., in Room 310 of the University Center.

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