On September the 11th 1973, the United States of America played its part in the most tragic events in the history of another country, Chile. A democratically elected president, Salvador Allende and his Popular Unity party were overthrown in a coup d'etat organised and funded by the Chilean latifundistas, industrialists and ruling class along with the CIA and the United States government. President Richard Nixon had ordered the CIA to "make the economy scream" in Chile to "prevent Allende from coming to power or to unseat him." Once Allende was elected however, they did much more than that. Actively assisting in the military operation by the fascists led by General Augusto Pinochet, they made everyday working people scream in horror, pain and anguish as their husbands, wives, sons and daughters, friends and lovers were rounded up, tortured and shot. Many simply "disappeared".
This is the legacy of US foreign policy, in a world of capitalism and imperialism. In the month of September, remember the working people of Chile, along with the poor and impoverished of the world.
Chile and the United States: Declassified Documents Relating to the Military Coup, September 11, 1973 by Peter Kornbluh.Remembering Chile's 9-11 by Paul Street ( from Z-Net – an old article from 2003, but informative)
Dates and Events in Chile 1973 (from Derechos Chile)