arianod:

spaffy-jimble:

9/11/73

The democratically elected leader of Chile, Salvador Allende, was murdered in a CIA backed coup by the military general, Augusto Pinochet. The violence that followed killed about 60,000 Chilean people, while the United States sent arms and armour to the regime. Previously, Nixon ordered an embargo of Chile as a result of Allende’s election.

During Allende’s tenure, the middle class soared, democratic rights were being extended to the workplace, poverty and hunger greatly decreased, access to medical care greatly increased. The natural resources were nationalized so that all Chilean people can benefit from them.

The following regime saw a poverty rate of 45%, the near destruction of the Chilean middle class, a 19% decline in productivity, steep decline in average earnings. Pinochet was hated by the Chilean people.

Duerma, presidente.

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arianod:

spaffy-jimble:

9/11/73

The democratically elected leader of Chile, Salvador Allende, was murdered in a CIA backed coup by the military general, Augusto Pinochet. The violence that followed killed about 60,000 Chilean people, while the United States sent arms and armour to the regime. Previously, Nixon ordered an embargo of Chile as a result of Allende’s election.

During Allende’s tenure, the middle class soared, democratic rights were being extended to the workplace, poverty and hunger greatly decreased, access to medical care greatly increased. The natural resources were nationalized so that all Chilean people can benefit from them.

The following regime saw a poverty rate of 45%, the near destruction of the Chilean middle class, a 19% decline in productivity, steep decline in average earnings. Pinochet was hated by the Chilean people.

Duerma, presidente.

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deadmancreepin:

The Final Run of Ladder 118

FDNY Ladder 118 crosses the Brooklyn Bridge into lower Manhattan. This picture captures the last alarm all 6 of the members riding on that rig would ever respond to. The men from Ladder 118 responded into the chaos and emerged at the doomed Marriott World Trade Center hotel. Survivors remembered seeing men with the number 118 on their helmets running up the stairs to help the panicked guests. The next time anyone saw the firemen was when their bodies, still side by side, were dug out of the rubble.

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deadmancreepin:

The Final Run of Ladder 118

FDNY Ladder 118 crosses the Brooklyn Bridge into lower Manhattan. This picture captures the last alarm all 6 of the members riding on that rig would ever respond to. The men from Ladder 118 responded into the chaos and emerged at the doomed Marriott World Trade Center hotel. Survivors remembered seeing men with the number 118 on their helmets running up the stairs to help the panicked guests. The next time anyone saw the firemen was when their bodies, still side by side, were dug out of the rubble.

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