By John Dinges,Saul Landau,Mark Crispin Miller,Ariel Dorfman
On September 10, 1976, exiled Chilean chief Orlando Letelier brought a blistering rebuke of Augusto Pinochet’s brutal right-wing regime in a speech at Madison sq. backyard. 11 days later, whereas Letelier used to be on Embassy Row in Washington, DC, a bomb affixed to the ground of his automobile exploded, killing him and his coworker Ronni Moffitt. The slaying, unbelievable in its personal correct, uncovered a global conspiracy that reached good into US territory. Pinochet had detailed Letelier, a former Chilean international minister and ambassador to the U.S., and performed the assault with assistance from Operation Condor, the key alliance of South America’s army dictatorships devoted to wiping out their such a lot influential opponents.
This gripping account tells the tale not just of a political plot that led to homicide, but in addition of the FBI’s inquiry into the affair. Definitive in its exam either one of Letelier’s homicide and of the next investigations conducted through American intelligence, Assassination on Embassy Row is equivalent elements prepared research and true-life undercover agent thriller.
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