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rabs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-10-11 08:41 PM
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2. A stick of dynamite and a lighted cigarette
I was in La Paz when one of the 193 military coups since Bolivia's independence in 1825 was happening. Recall seeing miners wearing hardhats marching in the streets, a stick of dynamite in one hand and a lighted cigarette in their lips. Scary stuff back then.

Nixon/Kissinger supported the Aug. 1971 coup that catapulted Gen. Hugo Banzer to power and the ensuing executions, torture, imprisonment, exile of leftists.

That coup is considered by some in Boliva and Chile to have been a dry run for the Sept. 11, 1973 coup that resulted in the bloody Pinochet dictatorship.


Pinochet and his pal Hugo Banzer

Wonder whether Henry K. has above photo on his ego wall.





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