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May 24, 2011 7:02 AM

Chile exhumes former President Salvador Allende

Chilean investigators pried off a concrete slab and carried a flag-draped coffin to a laboratory Monday, hoping to put an end to the 38-year-old debate about how President Salvador Allende died. In doing so, Chile joined the growing number of Latin American countries that have dusted off their dead in the name of nationalism and forensics.

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