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2006-01-25 18:29:46

By Deborah Charles and Pav Jordan WASHINGTON/SANTIAGO (Reuters) - The eldest daughter of former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet asked the United States to grant her political asylum on Wednesday after she fled tax charges in Chile, a Chilean official said.

2006-01-25 14:37:37

By Deborah Charles WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. officials questioned the eldest daughter of former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet at a Washington area airport on Wednesday after she fled tax charges in Chile, officials said.

2006-01-25 12:02:10

By Deborah Charles WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The eldest daughter of former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet was being questioned at a Washington area airport on Wednesday after fleeing tax charges in Chile, officials said.

2006-01-25 09:13:52

SANTIAGO, Chile (Reuters) - The eldest daughter of former dictator Augusto Pinochet was detained at Washington's Dulles International Airport on Wednesday after leaving Chile in defiance of tax evasion charges, Chilean officials said.

2006-01-25 06:27:02

SANTIAGO, Chile (Reuters) - The eldest daughter of former dictator Augusto Pinochet has left Chile for Argentina in defiance of a subpoena to answer questions about nearly $1 million in undeclared taxes, La Nacion newspaper reported on Wednesday.

2006-01-02 13:45:12

SANTIAGO, Chile (Reuters) - Ex-dictator Augusto Pinochet remained under house arrest on Monday after a Chilean appeals court approved bail in connection with some human rights charges against him but did not rule on others.

2005-12-26 12:33:24

By Antonio de la Jara SANTIAGO, Chile (Reuters) - Chilean ex-dictator Augusto Pinochet lost a key appeal before the Supreme Court on Monday and must now face charges for the disappearance of leftists during his regime.

2005-10-21 15:01:35

SANTIAGO, Chile (Reuters) - Chile's current president, Ricardo Lagos, was targeted for assassination by secret police during Augusto Pinochet's 17-year dictatorship but escaped when he was arrested by a different police force.

2005-08-14 11:47:03

By Fiona Ortiz SANTIAGO, Chile (Reuters) - Augusto Pinochet is aging and decrepit and his political clout in Chile has dwindled to nil, but he still grabs global headlines as an international symbol of human rights abuse.

2005-07-13 20:14:06

VALPARAISO, Chile (Reuters) - Chile's Senate passed constitutional reforms on Wednesday that cut the presidential term to four years from six and curb military power enshrined in the constitution by former dictator Augusto Pinochet.


Word of the Day
coulisse
  • One of the side scenes of the stage in a theater, or the space included between the side scenes.
  • The outside stock exchange, or “curb market,” of Paris.
  • A flute or groove on the blade of a sword.
  • A section of stage scenery placed in a wing of a theatre.
The word 'coulisse' comes from a French word meaning "sliding door".
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