General Augusto Pinochet's Neoliberist And Its Debolism In Chile

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Neoliberalism and its implementation has had a major economic and cultural impact on countries in South America of which Chile being the most prominent example. From the beginning, neoliberalism was a project that was to restore the class power where the economic elites are in control. The theoretical utopianism of the neoliberal argument was primarily used as a method to justify the actions of General Augusto Pinochet’s militant rule where basic human rights were continuously violated. The basis of neoliberalism was deregulation and privatization of various sectors in a free market economy, however the consequences of these policies caused for many years of human rights violations under the rule of General Pinochet. The memories and the historical narratives of the tortured and of those who disappeared have remained as an imperative part of remembering the past. Neoliberalism, executed by a group of Chilean economics called the Chicago Boys, had major economic and cultural implications, which shaped the consensus of the 1973 U.S. backed military coup through the restoration of the economic elite class where they effectively created a public collective memory while simultaneously erasing the first hand narratives and experience of the Chilean people. On September 11th 1973, the dictatorship of General Augusto Pinochet was established by a coup d’état after the first democratically elected socialist government of Salvador Allende was overthrown with extensive support from

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