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Orlando Letelier
Orlando Letelier, Washingron DC, 1976 (de Marcelo Montecino).jpg
Letelier in 1976
Born
Orlando Letelier del Solar

(1932-04-13)April 13, 1932
Died September 21, 1976(1976-09-21) (aged 44)
Sheridan Circle, Washington, DC
Cause of death Car bomb
Nationality Chilean
Known for Assassination of Orlando Letelier
Spouse(s) Isabel Margarita Morel
Children Cristián, José, Francisco, Juan Pablo
Parent(s) Orlando Letelier Ruiz
Inés del Solar

Orlando Letelier del Solar (April 13, 1932 – September 21, 1976) was a Chilean socialist politician during the presidency of Salvador Allende.

Looking for a refuge from the military regime of General Augusto Pinochet, Letelier accepted academic positions in Washington, D.C. He was assassinated by agents of the Pinochet regime's secret police (DINA) in 1976, in collaboration with members of the "Coordination of United Revolutionary Organizations".

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