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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.

2005-07-06 11:44:31

SANTIAGO, Chile (Reuters) - A Chilean appeals court ruled by a narrow margin on Wednesday that former dictator Augusto Pinochet can face charges related to the 1975 cover-up of the deaths of dozens of leftists, known as Operation Colombo.


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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