- Reviled and feared former Chilean spy chief dies at age 86 Updated: Aug-07-15 11:05 pm
SANTIAGO, Chile - Gen. Manuel Contreras, who headed the feared spy agency that kidnapped, tortured and killed thousands during Chile's military dictatorship, died late Friday at a military hospital while serving a combined sentence of more than 500 years for crimes against humanity. He was 86.
- Report: Pinochet covered up burning death of US resident Updated: Jul-31-15 5:16 pm
SANTIAGO, Chile - U.S. documents published Friday indicate Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet covered up the military's role in the burning death of a 19-year-old U.S. resident during a 1986 protest, a case that drew worldwide condemnation and strained the regime's relationship with Washington.