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2010-09-14 08:42:47

New research from North Carolina State University will help medical examiners and others identify human remains of those killed during the recent earthquake in Chile, as well as the bodies of the "disappeared" who were killed during the Pinochet administration. "We have developed population-specific identification criteria for the Chilean population, which will help us determine the stature and biological sex of skeletal remains," says Dr. Ann Ross, an associate professor of sociology and...

2010-02-09 13:11:00

FORT WORTH, Texas, Feb. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rhonda Roby, PhD, MPH, associate professor and project coordinator for the University of North Texas Center for Human Identification at UNT Health Science Center, was instrumental in recently identifying three murder victims of the Chilean Pinochet coup, buried in the Patio 29 cemetery. The Chilean government contacted Roby in 2006 to be the lead geneticist for a process audit team of the victims' identification program for Patio 29....

2009-05-27 23:05:21

A former soldier has been charged in the 1973 slaying of internationally renowned Chilean folk singer Victor Jara, authorities say. Judge Juan Fuentes charged Jose Paredes, 54, Tuesday in the nearly 36-year-old case, Inter Press Service reported. A second former soldier questioned in the case was released. Jara was killed at a temporary political prisoners camp shortly after the Sept. 11, 1973, coup led by Gen. Augusto Pinochet that toppled the government of President Salvador Allende. The...

2008-09-14 12:00:13

By Alexei Barrionuevo Pascale Bonnefoy and Tomas Munita contributed reporting. * It is just after 5 p.m. in what was once one of Latin America's most sexually conservative countries, and the youth of Chile are bumping and grinding to a reggaeton beat. At the Bar Urbano disco, boys and girls aged 14 to 18 are stripping off their shirts. The place is a tangle of lips and tongues and hands. About 800 teenagers sway and bounce to lyrics imploring them to "Poncea! Poncea!": to make out...

2006-08-22 12:10:18

By Fiona Ortiz SANTIAGO, Chile (Reuters) - A startling art exhibit depicting all of Chile's past presidents strung up by nooses, on display in a national-palace annex, is testing Chileans' ability to laugh at themselves. "Let's not be Parra-noid," quipped Chilean President Michelle Bachelet when she inaugurated the installation by veteran bad-boy poet and visual artist Nicanor Parra, 91. The exhibit is in an underground cultural center at Chile's national-palace complex. Displaying...

2006-08-18 13:30:41

SANTIAGO, Chile (Reuters) - Chile's Supreme Court stripped former dictator Augusto Pinochet of immunity from prosecution on Friday to face charges in a $27 million tax fraud case, court sources said. Pinochet, 90, has avoided being processed in a handful of human rights cases because of his health problems, which include mild dementia caused by frequent mini-strokes. The ruling opens Pinochet to investigation and prosecution for embezzling millions of dollars in public funds said to...

2006-08-18 12:53:49

SANTIAGO, Chile (Reuters) - Chile's Supreme Court stripped former dictator Augusto Pinochet of immunity from prosecution on Friday to face charges in a $27 million tax fraud case, court sources said. Pinochet, 90, has avoided being processed in a handful of human rights cases because of his health problems, which include mild dementia caused by frequent mini-strokes.

2006-08-07 16:53:02

SANTIAGO, Chile (Reuters) - A judge petitioned one of Chile's top courts on Monday to strip ex-dictator Augusto Pinochet's immunity from prosecution so he can be investigated and possibly indicted for his suspected role in the 1974 disappearance of a Spanish priest. The priest, Antonio Llido, who belonged to a religious group that supported socialism and opposed the dictatorship, was detained in September 1974 by the military government's secret police. Witnesses say Llido was...

2006-07-17 13:57:22

SANTIAGO, Chile (Reuters) - Chile's Supreme Court on Monday reopened the first human rights case brought against 90-year-old former dictator Augusto Pinochet, four years after it was thrown out because of his dementia. Pinochet led a 17-year dictatorship in Chile after a 1973 coup and more than 3,000 people died in political violence and tens of thousands were detained and tortured during the regime. The so-called Caravan of Death case involved a tour of Chile by army officers after...


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abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.