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Flowers in the Desert: The Search for Chile's Disappeared

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On September 11, 1973, with the backing of the U.S. government, General Augusto Pinochet overthrew the socialist government of Chilean president Salvador Allende. In the weeks that followed, thousands of ordinary citizens began to vanish from the cities and villages of Chile, taken from their homes, workplaces, and universities. The "disappeared" included twenty-six men from the northern town of Calama. For seventeen years their wives, mothers, daughters, and sisters searched the Atacama desert, the driest place on each, ...

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Flowers in the Desert: The Search for Chile's Disappeared
2013, University Press of Florida, Florida

ISBN-13: 9780813044354

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