Department of State, Confidential Cable, “Information Regarding the Rodrigo Rojas Investigation,” July 22, 1986

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Department of State, Confidential Cable, “Information Regarding the Rodrigo Rojas Investigation,” July 22, 1986

Descripción

Drawing on a high-level informant in the Chilean Carabineros (police service) the U.S. embassy transmitted the conclusions of investigators that Chilean army officers were responsible for setting Rojas and Quintana on fire and leaving them for dead. The source shared detailed information on the futile efforts by the head of the Carabineros, Gen. Rodolfo Stange, to get Pinochet and his subordinates to investigate the army’s role in the atrocity. Pinochet refused to receive the report from Stange, and subsequently denounced Rojas and Quintana as “terrorists” killed by their “own Molotov cocktails.” The events described in the cable suggest that the cover-up of the crime emanated from the highest levels of the Pinochet regime—General Pinochet himself. (Fuente: http://nsarchive.gwu.edu/NSAEBB/NSAEBB523-Los-Quemados-Chiles-Pinochet-Covered-up-Human-Rights-Atrocity/)

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National Security Archive (http://nsarchive.gwu.edu/NSAEBB/NSAEBB523-Los-Quemados-Chiles-Pinochet-Covered-up-Human-Rights-Atrocity/)

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English

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Citación

“Department of State, Confidential Cable, “Information Regarding the Rodrigo Rojas Investigation,” July 22, 1986,” Centro de Documentación: Servicio Militar Obligatorio 1973-1990, consulta 21 de junio de 2018, http://cedocsmo.omeka.net/items/show/38.