Brazil helped raise Chile’s dictator Pinochet to power, according to declassified US documents

In the documents declassified on Wednesday, there is a CIA report on meetings with some Brazilian military officials, including one who thought that "the U.S. obviously wants Brazil to 'do the dirty work' in South America".

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil helped to overthrow Chilean President Salvador Allende (1970-1973) and to raise dictator Augusto Pinochet to power, according to documents declassified Wednesday by the US National Security Archive.

This organization, founded by academics and investigative journalists, published on its website twelve secret documents on the occasion of the 57th anniversary of the military coup in Brazil, which show "the Brazilian regime's effort to subvert democracy and support the dictatorship in Chile".

Among those texts is a cable sent in March 1971 by the then Chilean ambassador to Brazil, Raul Rettig, to the Chilean Foreign . . .

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