Sunday, December 10, 2006

Pinochet dies

General Augusto Pinochet has died at the age of 91. I believe the initial reaction from the UK foreign office was appropriate:

We note the passing of Gen Pinochet and want to pay tribute to the remarkable progress that Chile has made over the last 15 years as an open, stable and prosperous democracy.

Margaret Thatcher has apparently said she is "greatly saddened." That saddens me.

La Tercera, un 55 por ciento de chilenos opinan que Pinochet no debiera recibir honores de ex presidente en el funeral. (According to the Chilean newspaper La Tercera, 55% of Chileans believe Pinochet should not be buried with the honors of an ex-president).

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