Orlando Letelier del Solar
April 13, 1932
|Died||September 21, 1976 (aged 44)|
|Cause of death||Car bomb|
|Known for||Assassination of Orlando Letelier|
|Spouse(s)||Isabel Margarita Morel|
|Children||Cristián, José, Francisco, Juan Pablo|
|Parent(s)||Orlando Letelier Ruiz |
Inés del Solar
Looking for a refuge from the military regime of General Augusto Pinochet, Letelier accepted academic positions in Washington, D.C. He was assassinated by agents of the Pinochet regime's secret police (DINA) in 1976, in collaboration with members of the "Coordination of United Revolutionary Organizations".
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- Lettieri, Mike (1 June 2007). "Posada Carriles, Bush's Child of Scorn". Washington Report on the Hemisphere. 27 (7/8).
- "Cable Ties Kissinger to Chile Scandal". The Boston Globe. Associated Press. 8 October 2021.
The next day, on Sept. 21, 1976, agents of Chilean Gen. Augusto Pinochet planted a car bomb and exploded it on a Washington, D.C., street, killing both former Ambassador Orlando Letelier, and an American colleague, Ronni Karpen Moffitt. Letelier was one of the most outspoken critics of the Pinochet government.
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