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u.s.-Backed Coup: Marxist Allende and American Country

u.s.-backed coup: Since it doesn't serve to justify further domination by the powerful, few in the Canadian media commemorate the original 9/11, according to Rabble. Even fewer recognize Canada's role in the U.S.-backed coup. In the aftermath, 3,000 leftists were murdered, tens of thousands tortured and hundreds of thousands driven from the country. The Pierre Trudeau government was hostile to Allende's elected government. Worried about growing support for socialism, Ottawa gave 8.6 million to Frei's Chile, its first aid to a South American country. In 1964 Eduardo Frei defeated the openly Marxist Allende in presidential elections. ( As reported in the news.