Oscar Guardiola-Rivera (2014 event)

Colombian-born writer Oscar Guardiola-Rivera’s riveting Story of a Death Foretold lays bare the Cold War paranoia and rabid anti-communism which led to the downfall of Salvador Allende, Latin America’s first democratically-elected Marxist president. In this event, recorded live at the 2014 Edinburgh International Book Festival, Guardiola-Rivera looks at why Allende was deposed in a violent coup and explores how business leaders and military officers in Chile been collaborating with the US Government and the CIA for months to end his regime.

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