A Brief History of Chile: The End of the Pinochet Regime
Historias Unknown
by Carmen & Cristina
4d ago
In October 1998, General Augusto Pinochet was arrested for crimes of genocide and terrorism. He spent months in house arrest in England, but 15 months after his arrest, he was declared not fit to stand trial. Upon his return to Chile, he was charged for his role in the Caravan of Death. He faced more charges over the next 5 years, but died of a heart attack in 2006. At the time of his death, he faced 300 criminal charges. He never spent a day in jail. On this episode of Historias Unknown, Cristina tells Carmen what led up to the end of the Pinochet regime and what came after. If you have topi ..read more
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A Brief History of Chile: The Rise of Pinochet
Historias Unknown
by Carmen & Cristina
1M ago
After Salvador Allende's presidency in Chile and the coup that deposed him, one man rose to power: Augusto Pinochet. A figure shrouded in ambiguity until the devastating consequences of his rule unfolded. In this episode, Cristina tells Carmen about what who Augusto Pinochet was and the weeks that followed the coup of 1973. While many celebrated the coup, followers of Allende mourned, recognizing the ominous future ahead. Pinochet's unassuming demeanor masked his vehement anti-Marxist stance and disdain for Allende. Despite initial doubts about Pinochet's involvement in the coup, he emerged as ..read more
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A Brief History of Chile: The Coup Against Allende
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by Carmen & Cristina
1M ago
On 9/11/1973, Salvador Allende’s government was overthrown by the military. Among the conspirators was Chile’s future dictator, Augusto Pinochet. In this episode, Carmen tells Cristina about the day of the coup, and Allende’s final moments. This is part two of a series on Chile. In part one, Historias Unknown covered the life of Allende, leading up to the coup. The next episodes in the series will cover the Pinochet regime and the end of the dictatorship in the next few episodes. If you have topic suggestions, feel free email Historiasunknownpodcast@gmail.com or use this form Instagram:&n ..read more
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A Brief History of Chile: Salvador Allende
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by Carmen & Cristina
2M ago
Salvador Allende died during the US backed coup of Chile, but other than that, not a lot of people are familiar with who he was. In this episode, Carmen goes over a brief history of Chile, focusing on Salvador Allende, leading up to his presidency and the events that unfolded during his time in office. Allende's upbringing within a politically active family, his education, and his early involvement in left-wing politics. As well as the socio-political context of Chile during Allende's formative years, emphasizing the country's economic turmoil, social inequality, and the emergence of leftist m ..read more
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A 1996 Pasaco Kidnapping with Luis Corzo
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by Carmen & Cristina
2M ago
On the 18th of April of 1996, 6-year-old Luis Corzo was abducted together with his father Juan Corzo, Jr. from their home by seven rifle-armed intruders. The kidnapping was organised by a group called "Los Pasaco", who were the most feared group of criminals in Guatemala in the early 90s. During the month-long captivity Juan Corzo, Jr. was physically tortured to pressure the family into sending money for ransom. Eventually, Juan was released on the 30th day and told to gather more ransom money in order to have Luis released. Three days later, Luis was released in the small town of Chiquimulill ..read more
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The US Invasion of Panama
Historias Unknown
by Carmen & Cristina
2M ago
On December 20, 1989 the United States launched Operation Just Cause, invading Panama, under the guise of capturing dictator Manuel Noriega. This invasion is often told from the US perspective, and the suffering of Panamians is overlooked and minimized. To this day, the number of Panamanians that lost their lives from this invasion is still unknown, but the numbers range from 500 to 5000. On today's episode, Carmen tells Cristina about the US invasion of Panama. If you have topic suggestions, feel free email Historiasunknownpodcast@gmail.com or use this form Instagram: https://www.in ..read more
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The US Invasion of Panama
Historias Unknown
by Carmen & Cristina
3M ago
On December 20, 1989 the United States launched Operation Just Cause, invading Panama, under the guise of capturing dictator Manuel Noriega. This invasion is often told from the US perspective, and the suffering of Panamians is overlooked and minimized. To this day, the number of Panamanians that lost their lives from this invasion is still unknown, but the numbers range from 500 to 5000. On today's episode, Carmen tells Cristina about the US invasion of Panama. If you have topic suggestions, feel free email Historiasunknownpodcast@gmail.com or use this form Instagram: https://www.in ..read more
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The Student Massacre of 1975- El Salvador
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by Carmen & Cristina
3M ago
On July 30, 1975 Salvadoran students were peacefully protesting in San Salvador when they were met by police and national guard, who opened fire on them. This massacre was a turning point in Salvadoran history and directly contributed to the buildup to El Salvador's civil war. In this episode, Cristina tells Carmen about the student massacre of 1975 in El Salvador. If you have topic suggestions, feel free email Historiasunknownpodcast@gmail.com or use this form Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/historiasunknown/ Want to support Historias Unknown and access ad-free episodes? Join H ..read more
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Historias Unknown Trailer
Historias Unknown
by Carmen & Cristina
3M ago
This is Historias unknown, a podcast where hosts, Carmen and Cristina, talk about Latin American history. Sometimes it’s horrible and deals with heavy topics like racism, corruption & genocide but more that that, it’s also about resistance, power & community. Episodes every Thursday! If you have topic suggestions, feel free email Historiasunknownpodcast@gmail.com or use this form Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/historiasunknown/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ..read more
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Ruben Salazar- The Chicano Moratorium Part Two
Historias Unknown
by Carmen & Cristina
5M ago
Ruben Salazar was an activist, journalist and reporter. He highlighted Mexican American issues during a time when no one else was. He was killed during the Chicano Moratorium, which Carmen discussed in the last episode. In this episode, Cristina tells Carmen about Ruben Salazar. If you have topic suggestions, feel free email Historiasunknownpodcast@gmail.com or use this form Twitter: https://twitter.com/historiaunknown Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/historiasunknown/ Want to support Historias Unknown and access ad-free episodes? Join Historias Unknown Premium: https ..read more
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