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IPFS News Link • Chile

Chilean Communist Party Parliament Member Proposes Law to Remove Pinochet Monuments


A proposed law presented by Chilean parliament member Karol Cariola of the Communist Party, and signed by several other members of parliament, would remove all monuments and dedications to members of Augusto Pinochet's military dictatorship, which violently ruled Chile from 1973 to 1990.

The law would "arrange for the removal of those monuments that exalt the figure of people who were part of the military dictatorship, and where appropriate, rename those spaces located in national assets that currently pay homage to said people."

"Today there are still public spaces, including spaces belonging to the state... that bear the names of military dictatorship members, accomplices in the dictatorship," Cariola said according to the Chilean paper La Nacion.