Former British PM Margaret Thatcher’s fondness for Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet was infamous. Pinochet was a mass torturer and murderer, but the iron lady was quite fond of him despite his peccadilloes. He was a favourite partner for tea.
Now it seems former PM Tony Blair also has a fondness for military dictators. He . . . → Read More: Bill Longstaff: Blair makes nice with Sisi—following in Margaret’s steps?
Last Sunday, Maya Fernández Allende was elected mayor of Ñuñoa, a district of Chile’s capital, Santiago. Ms. Allende is a granddaughter of Salvador Allende, the Chilean president who died when General Augusto Pinochet headed a coup that ended Chile’s lengthy democracy and introduced a reign of torture and murder.
Democracy eventually returned after 16 years . . . → Read More: Bill Longstaff: An Allende returns to Chilean politics