September 11, 1973, marks a pivotal day in Chile’s history, the day of Chile’s 1973 Coup. It was more than just a significant political shift within the country. It had far-reaching international implications, notably involving the United States.
The story of this involvement comes with secrecy and political agendas. It has likewise sparked continued debate about international relations and national interest.
The coup played a critical role in shaping the geopolitical dynamics of the Cold War era. The United States, staunchly against the spread of communism, viewed Latin America, and particularly Chile, as a vital front in their ideological battle.
Understanding the American role in Chile’s 1973 Coup requires a thorough examination of declassified documents and a careful look at the economic and diplomatic strategies employed at the time.