P.O.V. Reviews

  • Sep 11, 2008

    Worth a look. Tracks through the basis of the case against Pinochet, how he eventually was never indicted. The stories presented of several murdered youth under the regime, many who were the most militant sections of the working class - they were very moving. It's very weak on the issue of how the coup emerged in the first place, making out there was just general disaffection in the population. Also fails to place the context of why a case against the military commenced in the early 90's was possible - changed economic conditions etc. Is a good review of how the chilean military under Pinochet, carried out the 'caravan of death' and 'operation condor'.

    Worth a look. Tracks through the basis of the case against Pinochet, how he eventually was never indicted. The stories presented of several murdered youth under the regime, many who were the most militant sections of the working class - they were very moving. It's very weak on the issue of how the coup emerged in the first place, making out there was just general disaffection in the population. Also fails to place the context of why a case against the military commenced in the early 90's was possible - changed economic conditions etc. Is a good review of how the chilean military under Pinochet, carried out the 'caravan of death' and 'operation condor'.