World

September 9, 2013 1:27 PM

Anniversary of Chilean coup brings renewed calls for justice

The Chilean military officer put a pistol to folksinger Victor Jara’s head in a game of Russian roulette, twirled the chamber and shot him point blank. Then he ordered a group of conscripts to fire into his corpse. Now, four decades after Jara’s death, a civil lawsuit has been filed in federal court in Jacksonville, claiming that Pedro Pablo Barrientos Nuñez — a man now living in Florida — is responsible for those events as well as the torture of Jara in the days after the democratically elected Marxist President Salvador Allende was toppled and a military dictatorship installed.

Related content

Comments

Videos

More Videos

Fidel Castro delivers speech to Communist Party, and bids final farewell 01:05

Fidel Castro delivers speech to Communist Party, and bids final farewell

Offshore corporations - The secret shell game 02:24

Offshore corporations - The secret shell game

Canadian PM Justin Trudeau challenges Obama, British royals to "bring it" at Invictus Games 00:23

Canadian PM Justin Trudeau challenges Obama, British royals to "bring it" at Invictus Games

NASA's Kepler mission finds 1200 new planets 02:07

NASA's Kepler mission finds 1200 new planets

Share Video

Nation & World Videos