issue 174 - August 1987
United Chile Committee
Free Chile Campaign
La Pena Latin American Cultural Centre,
Latin American information Centre
Resource and Action Committee for Latin America
Canadians for Democracy in Chile
Inter-church Committee on Human Rights in Latin America
Chile Committee for Human Rights
World University Service
Committee for Chilean Enquiry
Washington Office on Latin America
Worth reading on... CHILE
There are as yet no books which reflect the current balance of forces in Chile so for the most up-to-date information you should ask the groups listed in the Action Directory.
But there are books which give a good background to the years of Popular Unity and then the coup and its aftermath. One of the most readable is Storm over Chile by Samuel Chavkin, published in the US by Lawrence Hill. Including a wealth of personal testimony it gives a vivid and often gruelling pictureof the fall of the Allende Government. On the economic front there have been few more withering accounts of the monetarist experiment in Chile than CHILE: The Pinochet Decade published by the Latin American Bureau in London. Pinochet’s adoption of the ‘Chicago Boys’ and his subsequent disillusionment with them are followed in considerable detail.
A more complete history of Chile from the Conquistadors onwards is offered by Chile, the legacy of hispanic capitalism by US historian Brian Loveman and published by Oxford University Press in 1979. This may tell you more about Chile’s past than you might really need but it is a good work of reference
A good example of a publication from one of the action groups is Somos Mas a report by a group of British women who visited Chile in 1986 and whose detailed and informative account covers not just womens groups but a broad range of popular organizations. Available from Chile Solidarity in the UK.
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