the disappeared desaparecidos pressured their governments to find out what

The disappeared desaparecidos pressured their

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the “disappeared” (desaparecidos) pressured their governments to find out what happened to their children. In Chile, socialist president Salvador Allende, elected in 1970, implemented policies (price freezes, wage increases) that were popular with the masses, but caused high inflation and unrest among the elite. People took to the streets, both to protest and to support Allende’s government. In 1973, in the midst of the Cold War, the military staged a coup to oust Allende and
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save their nation from Communism. General Augusto Pinochet assumed power, which he held until 1989, and began a repressive regime that attempted to silence all opposition. During Pinochet’s rule, at a time when challenging him was not only dangerous but almost suicidal, groups of women organized to oppose his dictatorship. They were mothers of the disappeared who wanted answers about their missing sons; nearly 10,000 people—mostly men— were taken and never seen again during the Pinochet dictatorship. These women used their traditional roles as mothers to protest the government. The government encouraged women to be domestic and passive, and they supported socially-accepted gender roles for women; mothers could mourn their children, protect their families, and even protest the regime without facing the punishment that their children faced.
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