Salvador Allende

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Person.png Salvador Allende   Spartacus WebsiteRdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
(Medical doctor, Civil servant, politician)
BornSalvador Guillermo Allende Gossens
1908-06-26
Santiago, Chile
Died1973-09-11 (Age 65)
Santiago, Chile
NationalityChilean
Alma materUniversity of Chile
Children • Beatriz Allende
• Carmen Paz Allende
• Isabel Allende
SpouseHortensia Bussi
Victim ofpremature_death
Interest ofSenate Subcommittee on Multinational Corporations
PartySocialist Party of Chile
The first marxist to be elected in South America. Deposed by the CIA.

Employment.png President of Chile Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
3 November 1970 - 11 September 1973

Employment.png President of the Senate of Chile

In office
27 December 1966 - 15 May 1969

Employment.png Minister of Health and Social Welfare

In office
28 August 1938 - 2 April 1942

Salvador Allende was the President of Chile from 1970 to 1973.

Coup

On 11 September 1973, the military moved to oust Allende in a coup d'état sponsored by the CIA.

“We are faced with forces that operate in the shadows, without a flag, with powerful weapons, positioned in the most varied places of influence....The aggression of the large capitalist companies aims to prevent the emancipation of the people. It represents a direct attack against the economic interests of the workers....We are facing a true frontal conflict between large corporations and states. Their fundamental decisions - political, economic and military - seem to be interfered with by global organizations that do not depend on any state and that, in the sum of their activities, do not respond to or are supervised by any Parliament, by any institution representing the collective interest. In a word, it is the entire political structure of the world that is being undermined.”
Salvador Allende (December 1972)  [1]

Death

Wikipedia has a separate article on Allende's death.[2]


 

Related Quotation

PageQuoteAuthorDate
Edward Korry“not a nut or bolt shall reach Chile under Allende. Once Allende comes to power we shall do all within our power to condemn Chile and all Chileans to utmost deprivation and poverty".”Edward Korry1970

 

Related Document

TitleTypePublication dateAuthor(s)Description
Document:The Pinochet Coup in Chilebook extract12 February 2007Mark Curtis


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