Allende, salvador

allende, salvador
allende, salvador [(ah-yen-de)]

a marxist (see marxism) who was elected president of chile in 1970. he set the country on a radical course, which aroused opposition from the middle cl-ss and the army. he was overthrown and died during an army coup supported by the cia in 1973.

note: allende remains a hero to many on the left wing in latin america.

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