Chile/1973 coup d'état

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Event.png Chile/1973 coup d'état (coup,  US/Sponsored Regime-change efforts since 1945) Rdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
Chile 1973 coup d'état.jpg
Date11 September 1973
PerpetratorsCIA, Henry Kissinger?

The 1973 Chilean coup d'état overthrew of the democratically elected Salvador Allende.


In 1975 Thomas Braden was the principle interviewee in a three-part World In Action documentary The Rise and Fall of the CIA in which he stated that Henry Kissinger had been the main operator in the US government's running the 1973 Chilean coup d'etat."Doctor Kissinger ran the Chile operation, very much like a desk officer. He's that way, he likes to do things himself."


Related Documents

TitleTypePublication dateAuthor(s)Description
Document:Covert Action in Chile, 1963-73report1976Church CommitteeA Church committee report of the hearings before them to study governmental operations with respect to intelligence activities of the United States Senate. A very thorough, but lengthy, investigation into CIA activity in Chile. Includes numerous instances of media manipulation and propaganda in the millions of dollars.
Document:The Pinochet Coup in Chilebook extract12 February 2007Mark Curtis