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Orlando Letelier
Birth: Apr. 13, 1934
Death: Sep. 21, 1976

Ambassador, Chancellor and Minister of National defense of the Government of Chilean President Salvador Allende. In 1971, he was ambassador to the United States and after, Defense Minister. During this period, the CIA was actively engaged in an effort to destabilize the democratic government of Allende that led to the coup of Pinochet, supported by the United States. Letelier was arrested and tortured. After his libetation, he went to Washington where worked for restoring democracy to Chile. He was killed by a car explosion in Sheridan Circle, Washington D.C. by agents for Chilean Dictator, Augusto Pinochet. The bomb also killed Letelier's American Assistant, Ronni Moffit. In this epithaph can be readed: Nací chileno, soy chileno y moriré chileno". (I was born chilean, i'm chilean and i will die chilean). (bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni) 
 
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Cementerio General de Santiago de Chile
Santiago
Santiago Metropolitan, Chile
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni
Record added: Sep 08, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9435726
Orlando Letelier
Added by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni
 
Orlando Letelier
Added by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni
 
Orlando Letelier
Added by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni
 
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- Mellissa Lake Co. Illinois
 Added: May. 2, 2014
I'm sorry you were taken so tragically from us, Orlando. Rest in Peace. See you in Heaven.
- Mary
 Added: Jun. 26, 2012
Rest in Peace.
- Jackie Howard
 Added: Sep. 21, 2010
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