Carmen Aguirre

In Polytricks, Uncategorized on August 26, 2012 at 7:41 am

I just finished reading Carmen Aguirre’s book “Something Fierce“.  Wow!  It was recommended to me by a friend and I must admit I reluctantly opened the covers… then I couldn’t put it down.  Its an amazing life story of a woman brought up in the resistance to the regime of Generalissimo Augusto Pinochet.  I have blogged already about the two-faced reaction of the West to crimes against humanity of Pinochet versus the alleged crimes of Assange.  Carmen Aguierre tells us what it is like to have your country, family and life destroyed so that Anaconda Copper can have cheap access to your country’s copper reserves.

I so admire this woman.  Her honesty, courage and humanity shines through her book.  She says in the interview below that South America’s struggle for freedom has been going on for hundreds of years.  It was very poignant for me to read her say that despite decades of struggle, the resistance lost the war against Pinochet.  She says that the Chilean coup was an ‘experiment’.  A corporate coup that had nothing to do with socialism versus capitalism.  It was a naked resource grab and a warning to the rest of South America not to resist the corporate takeover of their lands and resources.


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