Carlos Arredondo, Carlos, Arredondo, Chile, Scotland, music, poetry, culture, Latin America  
 

Memories

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My story began in Chile and continues to evolve in Scotland as a direct result of a bloody coup d' etat in 1973 that deposed the socialist Government of Salvardor Allende.

There is so much to tell, so much to remember, so much to feel sad and happy about, so many feelings and experiences accumulated during the years that I encouraged myself to write, to write and to write.

During the dictatorship, with almost fascist overtones, there was a state policy to make Chileans to ignore and forget the incredible atrocities which had taken place in their country for 17 long and painful years after the coup.This policy of oblivion continued after 1990 with the Concertacion goverments: the political coalition that came to power after the departure of the dictator Augusto Pinochet.This policy of oblivion still continues today in the year 2012. The present right-wing government just decided that the period of the Dictatorship will be remembered in the study books of school children, not as a military dictatorship, but as a Military Government. This is not right. Like it or not, Chile lived for 17 painful year a bloody dictatorship with fascist overtones.

Typical pavement in the street of
Santiago, Chile


Old Yungay Station, Santiago
Chile. I grew up not far from here


I am in here as a 'wee' boy and with
my people at a funeral


3 of my pals - we grew up together

 

 


 
  Carlos Arredondo, Carlos, Arredondo, Chile, Scotland, music, poetry, culture, Latin America