Living Memory: Visible Marks of Pinochet Dictatorship Remain For Many Chileans

Marcela is a proud Chilena, who was born six years after Augusto Pinochet left power and democracy was restored in Chile. She grew up knowing the dictatorship only in memory — as her parents recalled to her the fear and violence that controlled Chile for 17 years. Most days, she sees the visible marks of the dictatorship as she walks by memorial sites throughout the city of Santiago. Other days, she watches as the dictatorship resurrects before her eyes, fed by fear once again.

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Reported and produced by Ana De Almeida Amaral.


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