Latino Research Center University of Nevada, Reno

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The Latino Research Center at the University of Nevada, Reno serves as a nexus between the Latino community and the university. Its mission is to foster research, student achievement, faculty collaboration, advocacy, and outreach in a manner that best meets the educational needs and goals of the State of Nevada and best honors the intellectual and cultural capital of the Latino presence in our state.


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chilean september 11

The morning of September 11, 1973 changed forever the lives of Chileans and broke with the Republic's long democratic tradition.

The Presidential Palace was bombarded, the president killed, and a military junta took over starting 17 years of authoritarian rule.

Forty years later, Chileans remember and look back to make sense of that part of their history wondering at the wounds that remain and asking themselves what the real impact was on the lives of those who lived through it and those who inherited the coup's legacy.

Please join us in a conversation during a week of commemoration of the 40 year anniversary of the coup d'etat in Chile, with a movie series and a lecture by award winning poet and writer Jorge Montealegre.

Movie Series


Missing (1982)

Directed by Costa Gavras

Presented by Dr. Darrell Lockhart
October 14 - 5:30 PM
WRB 2030

threads of hope

Threads of Hope (2000)

Directed by Andrew Johnson

Presented by Dr. Emma Sepulveda
October 15 - 5:30 PM
DMSC 103


No (2012)

Directed by Pablo Larraín

Presented by Dr. Linda Curcio
October 17 - 5:30 PM
DMSC 103

Military Coup in Chile

September 11, 1973 September 11th, 1973 was the beginning of the 17 years of an oppressive dictatorship led by Augusto Pinochet. Salvador Allende, the president at the time, attempted to restructure Chile as a socialist society while maintaining a democratic government. The Chilean military plotted to seize power from Salvador Allende. After defeating Salvador Allende the military forces took his place and maintained absolute power in Chile for 17 years. Over 400,000 were detained or tortured during this horrendous turn of events. The truth is that no one will know how many people were killed during Augusto Pinochet's regime.

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Golpe Militar en Chile

El 11 de septiembre de 1973 empezó la larga dictadura de diecisiete años dirigida por el general Augusto Pinochet. El presidente en ese entonces Salvador Allende intentó llevar al pueblo chileno a un gobierno socialista pero sin dejar el indicio democrático. Esta fue la razón por la cual el general Augusto Pinochet y las fuerzas armadas tomaron la decisión de llevar a cabo el golpe de estado. Después de derrotar al Presidente Allende las fuerzas militares ocuparon el Palacio de la Moneda y establecieron un régimen militar con poder absoluto. En esta época más de 400,000 personas fueron detenidas y torturadas por razones políticas y sociales ordenadas por el general Augusto Pinochet. En realidad nadie puede decir cuántas personas fueron asesinadas por el régimen militar más violento en la historia de Chile.