Orlando Letelier

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Orlando Letelier
Orlando Letelier, Washingron DC, 1976 (de Marcelo Montecino).jpg
Letelier in 1976
Orlando Letelier del Solar

(1932-04-13)April 13, 1932
DiedSeptember 21, 1976(1976-09-21) (aged 44)
Cause of deathCar bomb
Known forAssassination of Orlando Letelier
Spouse(s)Isabel Margarita Morel
ChildrenCristián, José, Francisco, Juan Pablo
Parent(s)Orlando Letelier Ruiz
Inés del Solar

Orlando Letelier del Solar (April 13, 1932 – September 21, 1976) was a Chilean socialist politician during the presidency of Salvador Allende.

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".[1][2]

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  1. Lettieri, Mike (1 June 2007). "Posada Carriles, Bush's Child of Scorn". Washington Report on the Hemisphere. 27 (7/8).
  2. "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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