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IPS Marks 40th Anniversary of Letelier-Moffitt Assassination


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IPS Marks 40th Anniversary of Letelier-Moffitt Assassination

Institute for Policy Studies

WASHINGTON - On September 21, 1976, agents of Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet carried out a brutal car bombing in the heart of the U.S. capital. Killed in the attack were two colleagues at the Institute for Policy Studies: Orlando Letelier, a former Chilean ambassador to the United States who had become one of Pinochet’s most vocal critics, and Ronni Karpen Moffitt, a 25-year-old American who worked at IPS as a development associate. Until 9/11, it was the most heinous act of international terrorism in our nation’s capital.

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Dear IPS

I was thinking of Orlando and Ronnie recently while seeing a photo of Henry the Killinger and Hillary making nice. I truly cannot believe it's been forty years since this atrocity. I thank you for all the work you do toward social justice. I wish I lived near DC so I could attend this very important event.

Ronni Moffitt, Presente!
Orlando Letelier, Presente!

Catherine Podojil, Cleveland Heights, Ohio
If you have an email list, would you please put me on it.


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Seconded: the thanks to IPS.
My partner and I a few years saw on TV, Margaret Thatcher thanking Pinochet for his work.
Now England apparently has a Thatcher acolyte as its new PM.
"Funny" how the right has more sway in most of the world.