Dictator of Chile
Died: december 10, 2006
Nickname: El Tata (The Grandpa)
Religion: Roman Catholic
Spouse: Lucia Hiriart Rodriguez
Children: Ines, Jacqueline, Maria, Augusto, Marco
Essential Question: Was Pinochet a just ruler?
Leader of Cuba
Letter written to Pinochet
I know you know that I am leftist and a Journalist and that I am probably not among the list of your potential friends, at the same time I have a family just as you do and really hope you can find it in your heart to spare myself and my family, for their sake. I know that you have been killing people such as myself for we have opposing morals and ideas for a better Chile but this is just a case of opinion that i believe in and for my families sake thats how I make my money that I need to provide for my family. I have also heard the stories of the Concentration camps were people are tortured to their inevitable slow and painful death and that is not something anyone deserves especially a family man. All I can do is plead for myself but this is not something that people deserve that have done nothing but try and voice our opinions and freedoms and you have not a right to single handedly control the government and influence the governments of other countries as well. At the same time I have a loving family who are not part of my work or opinion and should not have to pay for the fact that I am who I am.