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Gladys Marín

  • Birth 18 Jul 1941 Chile
  • Death 6 Mar 2005 Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan, Chile
  • Burial Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan, Chile
  • Memorial ID 10626890

Chilean Politic Figure. Gladys Marín Millie was born in Curepto, in the Seventh Region. She took part activly in juvenile Christian movements. She joined to the activities of Students' federation, of which she was a chairwoman, tackling a struggle for changing the former pedagogic criteria of the normal schools. In 1957 she was employed at the School N ° 130 for children with mental deficiencies. Also Gladys turned into leader of Teachers' Union of Chile. She was at the time when they proposed to enter her to the Communist Youths integrating the Feminine Commission. In 1960, she was chosen General Secretariat of the Central Committee of the JJCC. For this cargo, in 1963 she was integrated to the Salvador Allende's juvenile Command. The same year, Gladys married the student of engineering, Jorge Muñoz. Of this marriage Álvaro and Rodrigo were born. The year 1965 is elected a deputy by the second district of Santiago. Later she is reelected but her mandate is interrupted by the military coup of 1973. In December of this year, by decision of the Communist party, she must take refuge in the embassy of Holland in Santiago. There she remained eight months due to the fact that the military authorities were denying to her except conduit to go out of the country. In the exile she assumes the tasks of the solidarity with the Chilean reason. Gladys crosses different places denouncing the crimes that in Chile were committed. In 1976, while Gladys was in Costa Rica, is detained her husband Jorge Muñoz, who was a member of the Political Commission of the Communist party and his final is today unknown.To the beginning of the year 1978, she returns clandestinly to the country and in conditions of rigorous stealthiness she was employed at the reorganization of the Communist party and of the forces antipinochetistas. In 1984, she worked in the return to the legal activity of the party, after the return of the democracy. In the XX Congress of the Communist party, in 1994, Gladys is chosen General Secretariat of the collectivity and two years later, she is imprisoned by the crime of damages and calumnies, after a complaint presented by the own Augusto Pinochet. Finally she obtains the freedom. Later, she is proclaimed the first woman candidate to the Presidency of the Republic of Chile. The year 2003 publishes her autobiography called "Life is today" and in September of the same year she detects to her a cerebral tumor what forced her to move away from the country and to endure treatments in Sweden and Cuba - where Fidel Castro him lavished the highest honors. In December, 2004 she returns to Chile, where it died surrounded with her children, family and friends in her domicile located in La Florida, Santiago of Chile and with the admiration and respect of all the political sectors who saw in her an example of consequence up to the end. The Government delivered a judgment 2 days of official grief and her remains were watched in the National Ex-congress before the presence of half millions of persons.

Bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni





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  • Originally Created by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni
  • Added: 16 Mar 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10626890
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Gladys Marín (18 Jul 1941–6 Mar 2005), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10626890, citing Cementerio General de Santiago, Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan, Chile ; Maintained by Find A Grave Cremated.