Orlando Letelier

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

(1932-04-13)April 13, 1932
DiedSeptember 21, 1976(1976-09-21) (aged 44)
Cause of deathCar bomb
NationalityChilean
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. Associated Press "Cable Ties Kissinger to Chile Scandal", Blog Cella, 10 de abril de 2010. Retrieved 2011-09-21.

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