The reclusive Colonia Dignidad was the scene of torture and murder during the time of Chile's military dictatorship. Hardly anyone was allowed off the grounds. Now Germany's foreign office has promised to examine the colony's dark past.
Pinera takes over from socialist Michelle Bachelet who capped a second term in office. He has vowed to fight economic "stagnation" from years of center-left rule.
A German man who fled Chile after being sentenced to five years in prison for child sex abuse must serve his sentence in Germany. Hartmut Hopp was part of the notorious Colonia Dignidad enclave.
Germany and Chile have signed an agreement on the notorious cult of Colonia Dignidad founded by a pedophile ex-Nazi who fled Germany after WWII. The cult operated with impunity for decades, committing dreadful crimes.
A court in Chile has convicted three ex-intelligence agents of the 1974 murder of a leftist leader during the Pinochet military dictatorship. Thousands of opponents were systematically exterminated by the brutal regime.
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