Augusto Pinochet (Pinocchio)
Essential Question: Does Augusto Pinochet deserve the reputation of a brutal and ruthless leader?
Rise to Power
"He shut down parliament, suffocated political life, banned trade unions, and made Chile his sultanate. His government disappeared 3,000 opponents, arrested 130,000 (torturing thousands of them) ... Pinochet's name will forever be linked to the Desaparecidos, the Caravan of Death..."
"As a former General and President of Chile, Pinochet was a well-known human rights violator and violent dictator..."
Analysis- who was he?
This video gives real-life examples of survivors during Pinochet's reign, providing true insight of what that time was like.
Augusto Pinochet Song - By Alex Haskell
He better the economy like he said he would
He also killed thousands and tortured many more
Kidnapping and murder isn't all he had in store.
Augusto Pinochet was convicted of fraud
So why do some Chileans still see him as a god?
He secretly held millions under several fake names
He took over the country using twisted little games.
Augusto Pinochet led the Caravan of Death
Which caused many people to take their last breath
So was his time in power put to good use?
I'll let you be the judge- it's up to you to choose.
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