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2006-01-09 15:14:39

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet was granted bail on Monday after seven weeks of house arrest on charges related to the disappearance and presumed death of three leftists during his 17-year rule.

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.

2005-12-07 10:39:40

SANTIAGO, Chile (Reuters) - A Chilean court stripped ex-dictator Augusto Pinochet of immunity from prosecution on Wednesday so that he can face new human rights charges in 29 cases of people who disappeared during his 17-year rule and are presumed dead.

2005-11-24 15:25:22

By Fiona Ortiz SANTIAGO, Chile (Reuters) - One day before his 90th birthday, former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet was under house arrest on Thursday and facing tax fraud and human rights charges in his toughest legal situation yet.

2005-11-24 13:21:58

SANTIAGO, Chile (Reuters) - Former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet was indicted on Thursday for the second time in two days, this time for three disappearances that are a part of a 1974 human rights case.

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.

2005-10-18 12:10:56

SANTIAGO, Chile (Reuters) - A Chilean judge asked the Santiago Appeals Court on Tuesday to strip former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet of his immunity from prosecution so he can face charges of embezzlement.

2005-09-14 11:32:46

SANTIAGO, Chile (Reuters) - Chile's Supreme Court on Wednesday said former dictator Augusto Pinochet can face criminal charges related to the disappearance and murder of at least 15 leftists in a 1975 human rights case known as Operation Colombo.

2005-08-25 11:28:51

By Antonio de la Jara SANTIAGO, Chile (Reuters) - Former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet has escaped prosecution in hundreds of human rights cases from his 17-year rule but tax crimes investigation may prove to be his downfall, like legendary U.S. gangster Al Capone.

2005-08-10 16:52:45

By Fiona Ortiz SANTIAGO, Chile (Reuters) - The wife and youngest son of former dictator Augusto Pinochet were arrested on Wednesday after a Chilean judge charged them in a tax fraud case, stepping up pressure on the retired general as human rights cases against him have stalled in the courts.


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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