Chilean Political Exile

  title={Chilean Political Exile},
  author={Thomas C. Wright and Rody O{\~n}ate Z{\'u}{\~n}iga},
  journal={Latin American Perspectives},
  pages={31 - 49}
Forced exile was important to Chilean politics both during the military regime and after the dictatorship's end in 1990. Exile was central to Pinochet's strategy for eliminating the left in Chile and consolidating and retaining absolute political power. At the same time, exile kept the opposition alive when the left was decimated in Chile, as exiles reconstituted their parties abroad and fought the dictatorship from the “external front.” Exiles' return in the mid-1980s contributed to the… Expand
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