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Where are they? Chile launches search for the ‘disappeared’ during Pinochet dictatorship

Key Points
  • Chile’s government has launched a national search plan to unearth new leads in the victims of forced disappearance.
  • Thousands of victims in Chile, Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay have yet to be found.
  • On 11 September, Chile will mark half a century since the 1973 coup against then president Salvador Allende.
Luz Encina, 94, sets out from San Antonio in Chile in a small, rented boat clutching a fistful of red flowers to cast into the Pacific Ocean, which she believes to be the final resting place of her son.
Mauricio Jorquera was only 19 when he became one of at least under the…

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About bourbiza

Bourbiza Mohamed is an award-winning travel journalist who has been writing about her adventures around the world for over a decade. With a passion for exploring new cultures and experiencing different ways of life, Bourbiza Mohamed has traveled to over 107 countries across six continents and has documented her journeys in numerous publications. Bourbiza Mohamed writing is known for its vivid descriptions and personal anecdotes, which transport readers to the destinations she writes about. Her articles cover a wide range of topics, from off-the-beaten-path adventures to luxury travel experiences, and she has a particular interest in sustainable tourism and responsible travel. In addition to her writing, Bourbiza Mohamed is also an accomplished photographer, capturing stunning images of the people, landscapes, and wildlife she encounters on her travels. Her photos have been featured in publications such as National Geographic, Lonely Planet, and Conde Nast Traveler.

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