(26 Oct 2018) Highlights of this day in history: President George W. Bush signs USA Patriot Act; Henry Kissinger says ‘peace is at hand’ in Vietnam; Gunfight at the OK Corral takes place; Actor Bob Hoskins and ‘Wheel of Fortune’ host Pat Sajak born. (Oct. 26)
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“We didn’t do it. We helped them,” said the then president of the US Richard Nixon and National Security advisor Henry Kissinger, the day after the military coup which finished with Salvador Allende’s democratic government the 11th September 1973. The conversation is one of several declassified documents now on display in a museum in the Chilean capital, offering insight into US involvement at the beginning of Pinochet’s dictatorship.
On the 70th anniversary of the Marshall Plan, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger pay tribute to its founder, George Marshall, as well as open markets and free trade in Berlin.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger discuss the lasting legacy of the Marshall Plan on its 70th anniversary at an event at the German Historical museum in Berlin. IMAGES
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The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: students gather in Taiwan to support Hong Kong protesters, declassified U.S. government documents reveal former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger’s plans to attack Cuba, Spanish researcher rescued from cave in Peru after 12 days, and Mexican soldiers charged with killing 22 suspected gang members.
Thousands Turn Out in Support of Hong Kong Protesters
Taiwanese students rally as calls for universal suffrage grow in Hong Kong.
Declassified Documents Unveil Kissinger’s Plans to ‘Smash’ Cuba
The former Secretary of State warned White House officials about what he believed were wider implications of Fidel Castro’s actions in Africa.
Spanish Researcher Rescued From Cave After 12 Days Underground
The 44-year-old was airlifted to a Lima hospital to receive treatment for a back injury sustained during the ordeal.
Soldiers Charged in Killings of Suspected Gang Members
Three of eight soldiers involved in the incident were arraigned on homicide charges.
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