14 Sep. 2023

50 Years On: Chile’s Coup and its Aftermath

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Join us for a panel event, “50 Years On: Chile’s Coup and its Aftermath,” as we commemorate the 50th anniversary of the devastating 1973 military coup in Chile and the death of President Salvador Allende.

Half a century after the overthrow of the Unidad Popular’s democratic socialist government, we come together to explore the lessons from that political experience and the legacy left by nearly 17 years of ruthless authoritarian neoliberalism in the region. We will also reflect on the role of the U.S. in destabilizing the region and supporting Pinochet’s illegitimate government.

Additionally, this event aims to highlight the importance of international solidarity with workers and social movements. The news of the coup sent shockwaves to leftists across the world, including in the U.S. and East Germany. Activists, unionists, cultural workers, academics, and exiles emerged in this context as key protagonists in a multifaceted solidarity movement. They sought to amplify the voices of those suffering in Chile and challenge the human rights abuses perpetrated by the Pinochet regime.

This event will be a platform for meaningful analysis, critical insights, and an opportunity to honor the memory of those who lived through this tumultuous period. Don’t miss this chance to gain a deeper understanding of Chile’s past and its influence on the present.

WHEN: Thursday, September 14, 6:00-8:00 pm (followed by light refreshments)
WHERE: 275 Madison Avenue, Suite 2114, New York.


  • Torge Loeding, Director of the RLS Southern Cone Office
  • René Rojas, Binghamton University
  • Andreas Guenther Aguayo, Director of RLS NYC

Moderator: Mariana Fernández, project manager RLS NYC

Top photo: AP Photo/Luis Hidalgo