A documentary on Pinochet and the press

Pinochet at a rally with regime supporters in 1988. Photo by Marcelo Montecino.

Pinochet at a rally with regime supporters in 1988. Photo by Marcelo Montecino.

Periodistas extranjeros—mentirosos y embusteros!

Foreign journalists—liars and fabricators!

–a chant by Pinochet supporters

Here, courtesy of YouTube, are two parts of a documentary on the press and the Pinochet regime’s one-man presidential plebiscite in 1988.  There are opening remarks by Pinochet speaking to supporters and blasting the foreign press “from Spain, from France, from Germany.”

Here’s Part I: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwQ2h_qG5-M

and Part II: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pNahTdcVvKw

 

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