Augusto Pinochet


Profile of Pinochet

Pinochet was born on November 25, 1915 in Valparaiso, Chile. Twenty years later in 1935 he joined the Chilean Army. In 1973 he was chosen as Commander in Chief by the president. From 1981-1989 he was the president but after he went back to being post commander in chief. He was put under arrest in London because he had crimes of genocides and terrorism. When this happened, there was a massive amount of tension between Chile and the UK. In the end they sent Augusto back to Chile from London but he was very ill. He was still in trouble and was ordered to stand trial. Augusto Pinochet died on December 10, 2006 but never stood trial for the crimes he was accused of.

Song about President Pinochet

This song demonstrates how the people of Chile looked up to Augusto and what he has achieved for the country he was in charge of. In a matter of 24 hours he was able to make Chile have freedom and piece. Chile has become one of the most modern and advanced country in Latin America. He was a good outlook on the citizens in Chile even though he had numerous human rights violations. In the song they say he is what brought victory and by chanting yes in the song they are making it clear they agree with what is being said.

Dear President Pinochet,

I admire all you do for our country. No one can run Chile better than you at this time. If you could do anything to get arms and drug trade even though it's not aloud that would be awesome. This country needs that right now. I do not think you are doing anything wrong even if other people do like the UK. True Chileans support you in every way possible. My daughter rides around on a bike with your name on it. What is more to prove that we support you in any way we can. We thank you for the hard work you do each and every day.

We and many others want you to stay in power forever.


a Chilean family

Essential Question

Does Augusto Pinochet protect Chile the way they should be protected better than how Mao Zedong did to China? Explain.