Caszely and the demise of Allende (Video)

In 1973, General Augusto Pinochet took control of Chile in a bloody coup that toppled the elected government of Salvador Allende.

It was the start of a repressive 17-year rule, which was characterised by systematic suppression and control in all areas of society – even in sport.

But many resisted, including footballer Carlos Caszely, who paid a high price for saying ‘no’ to dictatorship.

His mother was arrested and tortured for her son’s political views and in 1973 his support for murdered president Salvador Allende led to his persecution by General Pinochet’s regime.

Link to the full story and video: Caszely

 

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