At the end of October Maya Fernandez Allende won the mayorship of Nunoa, a district of Santiago, Chile. Allende’s electoral victory came after a wave of student community activism and protest aimed at her right-wing opponent who had held the position of mayor for 16 years.
Allende’s grandfather Salvador Allende was president but his murder in a coup led by General Pinochet in 1973 was followed by years of terror. The military under Pinochet’s control bombed the presidential palace, the green light for the start of a bloody dictatorship supported by governments abroad. The USA’s CIA involvement was well portrayed in the film ‘Missing’ starring Jack Lemon.