Pinochet-augusto meaning

pēnō-chĕt, -shā
Chilean general and dictator who served as president (1974–1990) after leading a junta that overthrew the government of Salvador Allende (1973), and later became chief of the army (1990–1998) and senator (1998–2002). During his administration many economic reforms were undertaken, but thousands of dissidents were tortured or executed.
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