Pinochet shadow looms over Chile 10 years after death

Human rights activists hold pictures of missing people during a march in Santiago, in September 2016, commemorating the 43rd anniversary of the military coup led by General Augusto Pinochet that deposed President Salvador AllendeChile marks the 10th anniversary on Saturday of the death of late dictator Augusto Pinochet, who has gradually become a national pariah even as his legacy continues to dominate the country. Pinochet, who ruled Chile with an iron fist for 17 years, died of a heart attack on December 10, 2006 at age 91, without ever being brought to justice for the crimes committed by his regime. In a sign of the changing times, less than 100 people are expected to attend the only ceremony remembering him this Saturday: a small, private mass at his former residence in Los Boldos on the central Chilean coast, where his ashes lie.

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