24 de febrero de 2019
ÚLTIMAS NOTICIAS:
Hispanic World

Probation for Chilean gen'l in Pinochet-era murders spurs protest

Santiago, Nov 13 (epa-efe).- Victims' families gathered Tuesday outside the Chilean Defense Ministry to protest that a general who helped conceal the murder of 15 political prisoners during the 1973 "Caravan of Death" received a sentence of three years probation.

Santiago, Nov 13 (epa-efe).- Victims' families gathered Tuesday outside the Chilean Defense Ministry to protest that a general who helped conceal the murder of 15 political prisoners during the 1973 "Caravan of Death" received a sentence of three years probation.

Gen. Juan Emilio Cheyre, commander-in-chief of the Chilean army from 2002-2006, was among 11 retired officers convicted last week in a case tied to the Caravan of Death, a task force that traveled the country by helicopter in the wake of Augusto Pinochet's Sept. 11 coup, plucking dissidents from municipal and provincial jails and executing them.

A lieutenant when the murders took place, Cheyre was found guilty of helping to cover up the crimes.

During Tuesday's protest, members of the AFEP group representing the relatives of the dead protested the light sentence given to Cheyre.

They also asked Defense Minister Alberto Espina "to demote all the uniformed men convicted of human rights violations" and, at the same time, "take away all their privileges."

"The message that the State of Chile must give has to be clear and direct, not only of symbolic condemnations, but of exemplary measures and sanctions aimed at separating itself from those who committed such cruel crimes against the Chilean people," AFEP president Alicia Lira said.

The harshest sentence handed down by Special Judge Mario Carroza was a 15-year prison term, imposed on the then-commander of the army regiment that carried out the 15 executions.

During Pinochet's 1973-1990 dictatorship, according to official data, some 3,200 people died at the hands of federal agents, although 1,192 of those people are still listed as disappeared.

Histórico de noticias
Stanley Donen, director of "Singin' in the Rain," dead at 94

Washington, Feb 23 (EFE).- Tributes poured in Saturday for Stanley Donen, the director of classic films like "Singin' in the Rain" and "Charade," who died...

Maduro breaks off all relations with Colombia

Caracas, Feb 23 (efe-epa).- Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced Saturday that he is breaking off all political and diplomatic ties with the...

Guaido says 1st truckload of Brazilian aid has entered Venezuela

Caracas, Feb 23 (efe-epa).- The speaker of the Venezuelan National Assembly, Juan Guaido, who a month ago proclaimed himself interim president of the...

Aid deliveries from Colombia blocked; some Venezuelan police desert

Cucuta, Colombia, Feb 23 (efe-epa).- Venezuela's National Police on Saturday impeded a human cordon that formed on a border crossing to accompany several...

At least 20 injured in clashes at Venezuela-Colombia border

Ureña, Venezuela, Feb 23 (efe-epa).-Clashes between members of Venezuela's National Guard and protesters in this town on the Venezuela-Colombia border left...

4 Venezuelan soldiers desert border posts, seek protection, Colombia says

Cucuta, Colombia, Feb 23 (efe-epa).- At least four members of Venezuela's National Guard deserted their posts on Saturday, crossed the border and sought the...

Venezuela denies troops shot civilians; Guaido appears at aid concert

United Nations, Feb 22 (efe-epa).- The top diplomat for Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro denied Friday that soldiers were involved in deadly clashes with...

US and China extend trade talks into the weekend

Washington, Feb 22 (efe-epa).- Negotiators representing the United States and China agreed Friday to extend trade talks into the weekend.

6 Suspected criminals killed by mob in Mexico

Veracruz, Mexico, Feb 22 (epa-efe).- Six suspected criminals were killed by residents of a town in the highlands of the Gulf coast state of Veracruz,...

López Obrador está "muy satisfecho" con futura Guardia Nacional civil

Mexico City, Feb 22 (epa-efe).- President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador hailed on Friday the Mexican Senate's unanimous approval of a proposed constitutional...

Colombia demolishes Pablo Escobar's former luxury home

Medellin, Colombia, Feb 22 (epa-efe).- A high-rise building in this northwestern city that once served as the residence and headquarters of notorious drug...

Venezuela's Guaido makes appearance at aid concert

Cucuta, Colombia, Feb 22 (efe-epa).- Venezuelan self-proclaimed acting president Juan Guaido arrived in this Colombian border city late Friday in time for...

Argentines raise cameras in protest against photographers' arrest

Buenos Aires, Feb 22 (efe-epa).- Photographers and journalists in Buenos Aires raised their cameras in protest this Friday against the arrest of two...

Spanish producer, Oscar nominee for Best Animated Short: It's surreal

Los Angeles (USA), Feb 22 (efe-epa).- A Spanish producer told EFE on Friday that being nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Short was surreal...

Maduro blocks bridge to keep out humanitarian aid, Colombia says

Bogota, Feb 22 (efe-epa).- This Friday, when the "Venezuela Aid Live" concert is to be held in the city of Cucuta, Colombian Migration authorities...

Brazil bringing home doctors after Cuba pulls out of medical-exchange program

Sao Paulo, Feb 22 (efe-epa).- Cuba's recent decision to pull out of a program that supplies doctors to poor and remote areas of Brazil has provided a chance...

Venezuela says its troops didn't kill anyone

United Nations, Feb 22 (EFE).- Venezuela's foreign minister said here Friday that the military played no role in the deaths of two indigenous people near...

Port-au-Prince slum exemplifies dire problems of crisis-racked Haiti

Port-au-Prince, Feb 22 (efe-epa).- La Saline, one of Port-au-Prince's most dangerous neighborhoods, epitomizes the poverty that afflicts more than half of...

Melgar, Mineiro, Libertad frontrunners to enter groups of Copa Libertadores

Bogota, Feb 21 (EFE).- The penultimate season of the group stage of the Copa Libertadores 2019 has pushed Peru's Melgar FC, Brazil's Atletico Mineiro and...

Cucuta finalizes preparations to host 250,000 people at Venezuela Aid Live

Cucuta, Colombia, Feb 21 (efe-epa).- With the stage practically built, 100 percent hotel occupancy and most of the artists already there, the Colombian city...

World Golf Championships-Mexico Championship 2019

Mexico City, Feb 21 (efe-epa).- Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy signed a 63-stroke card on Thursday and dominated the first round of the World Golf...

Venezuela's Guaido heads to Colombian border to receive aid

Caracas, Feb 21 (efe-epa).- Venezuela's self-proclaimed acting president, Juan Guaido, went to his country's border with Colombia on Thursday to organize...

Venezuela's Maduro welcomes medical supplies from Russia

Caracas, Feb 21 (efe-epa).- Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced Thursday the arrival of 7.5 tons of medical supplies from Russia amid mounting...

Surprising twist in Smollett case causes anger, indignation in Chicago

Chicago, Feb 21 (efe-epa).- The stunning twist in the case of gay African-American actor Jussie Smollett, who told police he was the victim of a hate crime...