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Aidoneus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-08-03 02:54 AM
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Ex-dictator Pinochet injured in fall
Edited on Sat Nov-08-03 02:54 AM by Aidoneus
this is terrible news--just his wrist?

Ex-dictator Pinochet injured in fall
Saturday 08 November 2003

Former Chilean dictator General Augusto Pinochet has been taken to Santiago's Military Hospital after breaking his wrist in a fall at his seaside home in Vina del Mar.

Medical sources on Friday said Pinochet, 87, had a dizzy spell and fell in the bathroom of his coastal resort home, 110km west of the Chilean capital.

Pinochet, who suffers from diabetes and age-related ailments, was hospitalised twice previously this year.

The former general had faced some 300 charges related to the deaths and disappearances of more than 3000 of his political opponents during a brutal 17-year military reign, which lasted until 1990.

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