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Selected Documents from the National Security Council Pinochet Files

Select Documents from the Pinochet Files Artificial Collection

The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) released these documents in response to a National Security Council tasker, "Declassifying Documents Related to Human Rights Abuses in Chile," issued on February 1, 1999, on behalf of President William J. Clinton. This tasker requested cooperation from all national security agencies in undertaking "a compilation and review for release of all documents that shed light on human rights abuses, terrorism and other acts of political violence during and prior to the Pinochet era in Chile (1973-1990)."

These documents were included in a comprehensive release by NARA of all Pinochet-related documents in the Presidential libraries, in records of other U.S. Government agencies, and in legislative records.

The documents included in this collection were reviewed as part of the NSC's Chilean Human Rights Abuses Review.

  • finding aid for these previously classified materials is available.
  • A selection of documents from the Pinochet Files are available online here. Click the links below to view documents:

Ceremony to celebrate the establishment of the military junta

Coup Cables; box 1; National Security Council Files: Augusto Pinochet Files: Country Files: Latin America.

 

Anti-Marxist broadcasts made by the military junta

Coup Cables; box 1; National Security Council Files: Augusto Pinochet Files: Country Files: Latin America.

 

Cuban Embassy staff claim to have been fired upon by the Chilean military 

Chile 14 Sep 70 - 8 Nov 70; box 1; National Security Council Files: Augusto Pinochet Files; Country Files: Latin America.

 

Reports of Chilean civilians supporting the coup by coordinating plans with the military

Coup Cables; box 1; National Security Council Files; Augusto Pinochet Files; Country Files: Latin America.

 

Cuba charges the Chilean military for attacking a Cuban merchant vessel and the Cuban Embassy

Coup Cables; box 1; National Security Council Files; Augusto Pinochet Files; Country Files: Latin America.

 

Reports of Americans being detained by the Chilean military during the coup

Coup Cables; box 1; National Security Council Files; Augusto Pinochet Files; Country Files: Latin America.

 

Recognition of the military junta by various nations around the world

Coup Cables; box 1; National Security Council Files; Augusto Pinochet Files; Country Files: Latin America.

 

Treatment of Leftist sympathizers and Communist prisoners loyal to President Allende's government

Coup Cables; box 1; National Security Council Files; Augusto Pinochet Files; Country Files: Latin America.

 

Transcript from a meeting of 40 high-ranking U.S. government officials who discussed the possibility of a military coup in Chile

Korry File Chile 1971; box 1; National Security Council Files; Augusto Pinochet Files; Country Files: Latin America.

 

Mexico's response to President Allende's death and the establishment of the military junta

Coup Cables; box 1; National Security Council Files; Augusto Pinochet Files; Country Files: Latin America.

 

A U.S. National Intelligence estimate on President Allende's regime and strategies for a successful coup

Coup Cables (Pertinent Source Cable); box 1; National Security Council Files; Augusto Pinochet Files; Country Files: Latin America.

 

Reaction of the Soviet Union to the events in Chile

Coupe Cables; box 1; National Security Council Files;Augusto Pinochet Files; Country Files: Latin America.

 

Believed consequences of a Communist victory in the Chilean elections

Chile 14 Sep 70 - 8 Nov 70; box 1; National Security Council Files: Augusto Pinochet Files; Country Files; Latin America.

 

Views from the Pinochet on the military coup

Coup Cables (Pertinent Source Cable); box 1; National Security Council Files; Augusto Pinochet Files; Country Files: Latin America.

 

Human Rights conversation between Secretary Shultz and President Pinochet

Chile (April 01, 1974); box 1; National Security Council Files; Augusto Pinochet Files; Country Files Latin America.