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Story of a Death Foretold


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The gripping story of the military coup against Salvador Allende, President of Chile - what was at stake and what his legacy means for the world today.

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Oscar Guardiola-Rivera teaches international law and international affairs at Birkbeck College, University of London. He has served as an aide to the Colombian Congress and as a consultant to the United Nations in South America. He has lectured in law, philosophy, and politics on three continents, writes a regular column for the Colombian newspaper El Espectador, is an occasional contributor to the Guardian and is the author of What if Latin America Ruled the World?: How the South Will Lead the North into the 22nd Century. He lives in London.


The author deftly follows two strands - political developments in Chile itself and the global context that rendered a seemingly mild version of Latin American socialism so unpalatable for US government and business interests ... He is at his strongest when tracing the social and cultural history of the movement, the "revolution from below" involving "shoemakers, weavers, poets and musicians [and] other areas of social creativity and production, such as factory labour, mural painting and literature" * John Kampfner, Observer *
In Story of a Death Foretold, Oscar Guardiola-Rivera vividly demonstrates the extent of US complicity in the coup that brought Pinochet to power * Observer
Books of the Year
Fascinating... commendable for [its] originality and research * Washington Post *

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