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Chilean Tells of Bodies Hidden Under Pinochet Rule

A retired army officer has become the first Chilean to publicly confess to a role in the killing of aides to the late President Salvador Allende and disposal of their bodies, after the coup staged by former dictator Augusto Pinochet, according to a newspaper on Sunday. In an interview in the influential El Mercurio newspaper, Eliseo Cornejo said he was a low-ranking officer following orders and that he did not play a direct role in the killings, and later exhumation of the bodies. He said he drove the vehicle that escorted a group of men, arrested at the presidential palace during the 1973 coup two days earlier, to a military base where he witnessed their execution and burial in a mass grave. Full Story

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