Chile museum displays declassified CIA papers on Pinochet coup

“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.

VICE News Daily: Haiti’s Supreme Voodoo Leader Passes Away

The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Chile marks Pinochet coup anniversary, China launches a satellite, Haiti’s top voodoo leader dies, and healing pains with Egypt’s desert sands.

CHILE
Protests Mark Anniversary of 1973 Coup
Demonstrations are held every year in Santiago and often result in clashes.

CHINA
Successful Launch of First Experimental Satellite
It will be used to test frequencies for high-speed broadband internet.

HAITI
Supreme Voodoo Leader Dies at 79
Max Beauvoir played an important role in improving voodoo’s image around the world.

EGYPT
Sand Therapy Treats Joint Pain
Healers say the heat acts as a vacuum to suck toxins out of the body.

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