The Other 9/11: Part Two

Before 2001, there was another 9/11. In 1973, a military coup backed by the United States, overthrew the Chilean government and ushered in seventeen years of brutal dictatorship. In the first of a two part series; we hear stories of the Chilean 9/11.That day marked the end of one of Latin America’s longest democratic traditions, and brought on almost two decades of murder, disappearances, repression, and fear. This program was produced by the Freedom Archives


Isabel Letelier, sculptor, author, and human rights activist

Ariel Dorfman, author, journalist and human rights activist; Isabel Allende, author and journalist

Rene Castro, visual artist, photographer, curator, and teacher

Joan Jara, British author, former ballerina, and partner of the late Chilean singer-composer Victor Jara.

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