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The true story of Salvador Allende
on February 15, 2013
Some years have passed since I first read the story of this wonderful man in William Blum's book 'Rogue State'. A book that led me to so many historic events which were opposite to what the media and it's puppeteers were telling us.
He was the predecessor to Hugo Chavez of Venezuela, Lula of Brazil, Evo Morales of Bolivia, the Kirchners of Argentina and other new leaders of Latin America who are looking after their own economies without being indebted to the IMF or World Bank, who with their crippling interest rates have broken the lives of citizens and bankrupted entire countries, ie Spain, Ireland and Greece.
This documentary I found enlightening and I was most impressed to see so much original footage. Anyone who truly wants to reach back into the history of Latin America should read 'Open Veins of Latin America'; this along with Neruda's poems are the only books Isabel Allende, niece of Salvador took with her wrapped in her baby's nappies, in the one suitcase she was allowed to escape with that terrifying day when her uncle died - 11th of September 1973 [9/11/73]
The DVD arrived safely and was well wrapped as have been all the books and DVDs I have bought from amazon.