Children of Pinochet victims take to the streets as Chile locked in battle over dictator’s legacy

The rings of gunshots pierce the air as Tatiana Moyano López sits outside her home in central Santiago, reading the letters her father wrote to her from prison. 

“After so many months I saw the moon and the first stars in the night. That was precious for us,” he wrote, describing the first time he left his cell after being detained in Chile’s notorious prison camp, Estadio Nacional.

Ms Moyano López was 12 years old when her father Hector Federico, a factory director working under the government of Chile’s socialist leader Salvador Allende, was forcibly disappeared under the military coup of 1973. 

Her father, a socialist, was one of the tens of thousands who were imprisoned and tortured under…

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