Chile and Latin America

  • James Petras
Keywords: History, Imperialism


The topic we are discussing is Chile, the consolidation of the dictatorship, and social conditions as they exist today in Chile. First, we will outline what the Chilean military rulers claimed they were going to do: the so-called models set up with the advice and consent of Secretary of the Treasury Simon and the CIA, which openly boasted of its participation in designing this plan; the international financiers who are bankrolling this economic plan; and, of course, University of Chicago economists Milton Friedman and Arnold Harberger who are, so to speak, the Godfathers of this Mafia which is now literally running and ruining Chile, no matter which way you view it.