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IPS Marks 40th Anniversary of Letelier-Moffitt Assassination


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.



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.


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.