Chile: Declassified

Documents Chile, 1971-3 (Mark Curtis files from National Archives)   Articles Mark Curtis, ‘The Pinochet coup in Chile, 1973’ (Extract from Unpeople, 2004) ‘Uncovering Britain’s secret role in protecting Chile’s 1973 coup’ (Guardian, 11 September 2013) ‘Secret talks: Chilean, British envoys’ (Buenos Aires Herald, 21 February 2013) ‘Pinochet generals and ministers incognito and “non official” […]

Will the Foreign Office try to stop Corbyn implementing the Labour manifesto?

In February 1974 the Permanent Under Secretary’s Planning Committee of the Foreign Office approved papers for the incoming Labour government, consisting of 42 departmental papers plus an overview of “Britain in an altered world: The outlook for Foreign Policy”. A key aspect of these papers was to argue against the new government implementing its manifesto […]

Foreign Office, ‘Britain in an altered world: The outlook for foreign policy’, 1974

FCO paper, ‘Britain in an altered world: The outlook for foreign policy’, 26 February 1974 In February 1974 the Permanent Under Secretary’s Planning Committee approved papers for the incoming Labour government, consisting of 42 departmental papers plus an overview of “Britain in an altered world: The outlook for foreign policy”. “British foreign policy is largely […]

The Pinochet coup in Chile, 1973

The Pinochet coup in Chile, 1973 By Mark Curtis An edited extract from Unpeople: Britain’s Secret Human Rights Abuses. In September 1973, a democratically-elected Chilean government under President Salvador Allende was overthrown in a brutal coup organised by the Chilean military with the backing of the CIA. General Pinochet soon emerged as the leader of […]