Assassination of Orlando Letelier

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Letelier assassination
LocationWashington, D.C.
DateSeptember 21, 1976
9:30 am (UTC-04:00)
TargetOrlando Letelier
Attack type
car bombing
Non-fatal injuries
Letelier and Moffitt Memorial on Sheridan Circle, Washington D.C.

The Assassination of Orlando Letelier is a related case with the death of Orlando Letelier, a Chilean socialist political figure when Salvador Allende was still president of Chile in those years. It all starts when he was based in the United States as an activist but Letelier was assassinated in Washington, D.C. with mainly his American assistant, Ronni Karpen Moffitt and her husband Michael (who worked for Letelier)[1] by some Chilean DINA agents in September 21, 1976. Until 9/11, it was known as the most infamous act of international terrorism situated in the capital of the US.

Declassified U.S. intelligence documents shows and confirms that Pinochet ordered the killing.[2]

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References[change | change source]

  1. John Dinges and Saul Landau, Assassination on Embassy Row, London (1981). Retrieved in August 7, 2016
  2. Pinochet directly ordered killing on US soil of Chilean diplomat, papers reveal The Guardian October 8, 2015. Retrieved in August 7, 2016.

Bibliography[change | change source]

  • Dinges, John, and Landau, Saul. Assassination on Embassy Row (London, 1981) ISBN 0-07-016998-5, (McGraw-Hill, 1981)
  • Dinges, John. The Condor Years (The New Press: 2004) ISBN 1-56584-764-4
  • Hitchens, Christopher, The Trial of Henry Kissinger, (Verso: 2001) ISBN 1-85984-631-9
  • Taylor Branch and Eugene M Propper Labyrinth (Viking Press 1983, Penguin Books1983 ISBN 0-14-006683-7)

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