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On Sept. 11, 1973, they tried to reach the La Moneda Palace to join the resistance against the U.S.-backed coup d'état.
On Tuesday, the Chilean Supreme Court handed down a final sentence for the murder of the personal bodyguards of President Salvador Allende during the military coup that inaugurated the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet (1973-1990).
Among the presidential escorts were Domingo Blanco, Jose Carreño, Gonzalo Jorquera, Carlos Cruz, Luis Gamboa, Pedro Garces, Oscar Marambio, Edmundo Montero, Jorge Orrego, William Ramirez, and Enrique Ropert.
After revoking the ruling of the Court of Appeals, the Supreme Court sentenced retired Air Force General Vicente Rodríguez Bustos for the events that occurred. This soldier, however, passed away in September 2020.
On Sept. 11, 1973, ten members of the Group of Personal Friends of the President (GAP) tried to reach the La Moneda Palace to join the resistance against the U.S.-backed coup d'état.
The documents were released Friday by the State Department in Washington, on the verge of the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the overthrow of the government of socialist Salvador Allendehttps://t.co/LPxi9aPnJB