CHILEAN PRIVATE PENSION PLANS CAN’T KEEP PROMISE

(Nov. 30 ,2005) As Chile celebrates the 25th anniversary of its private pension funds, the first generation of workers prepares to cash in on the promise of a retirement free of the haunting specter of poverty. Sadly, many Chileans are finding that this promise was just more empty rhetoric from a corrupt and discredited regime.… Read More CHILEAN PRIVATE PENSION PLANS CAN’T KEEP PROMISE

FORMER SECRET POLICE CHIEF CHARGED WITH DISAPEARENCES

(Nov. 21, 2005) Sixteen former chiefs and agents of DINA, the Pinochet-era secret police, were charged last September by Judge Juan Guzmán in connection with the deaths of 34 of the disappeared (ST, Sept. 6, 2004). The 34 victims named on the indictment were those identified as having been abducted by the regime. Among the… Read More FORMER SECRET POLICE CHIEF CHARGED WITH DISAPEARENCES