He symbolized the idea that art and progressive politics should converge to strengthen people’s resistance. To this day, Jara’s resistance remains an inspiration for peoples’ movements across the world.
In this special episode of Around the World in 8 minutes, we look at the anniversary of the 1973 coup in Chile that overthrew Salvador Allende and led to large-scale human rights violations and assassinations.
The US-backed coup d’état against Salvador Allende was carried out on September 11, 1973
Participants of the annual march to remember the victims of the last dictatorship were attacked by Police with tear gas and water cannons
For decades, Ana Gonzalez worked to trace the whereabouts of her family and thousands of the people who were forcible disappeared during the military dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet
In the referendum of 1988, 56% of Chileans had voted ‘against the continuation of the dictator Augusto Pinochet’s rule, forcing him to step down two years later