Thursday, September 28, 2023

AMLO awarded the Mexican Order of the Aztec Eagle to Isabel Allende, daughter of Salvador Allende

In Santiago de Chile, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador decorated Senator Isabel Allende Bussi, daughter of former President Salvador Allende, with the Mexican Order of the Aztec Eagle in the rank of Insignia, where he also gave the replacement of the Mexican necklace . Order of the Aztec Eagle given by his father.

The two leaders, who already met in Mexico last November, recalled the “important” role played by Mexico after the coup d’état by granting asylum to almost three thousand Chileans, including the widow by Allende, Hortensia Bussi. , and their daughters, who took refuge in the Mexican Embassy in Santiago before being deported.

“The Government of Mexico, with the unity that characterizes it throughout history, has accepted, given asylum and love to the pain of hundreds, thousands of Chileans,” stressed Boric, adding that “Allende’s sacrifice surpassed Chile and ” became universal. “

“Pinochet’s betrayal is disgusting, a stain that cannot be erased even by all the water in the ocean,” said López Obrador, who recalled that Allende was a “pacifist” and rejected the armed revolution.

At the end of last August, when he announced his trip to Chile, López Obrador caused controversy by contradicting the official version of suicide and making sure that Allende was “killed” by the coups on September 11, 1973.

In La Moneda, the Mexican ruler avoided directly addressing the matter and limited himself to saying that Allende’s death was “a terrible crime.”

Despite the decision of the Supreme Court of Chile in 2014, which confirmed that Allende committed suicide by shooting himself in the head and closed the investigation into his death, some sectors of the Latin American left continue to maintain that he was killed in military.

The commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the coup d’état generated great polarization and tension in Chile and the traditional right and the extreme right refused to participate in the commemorative events and signed a declaration promoted by Boric in favor in democracy.

The coup began a brutal 17-year dictatorship that left more than 40,000 victims, including at least 3,200 murdered opponents.

In the Embassy of Mexico in Chile and in front of the President of Mexico Andrés Manuel López Obrador, Isabel Allende – who was exiled with her family in Mexico after the coup of General Augusto Pinochet – thanked the decoration and promoted the Mexican action. government to grant asylum to Chileans who fear for their lives.

He assured that thanks to the actions of the Mexican ambassador, Gonzalo Martínez Corbalá, almost 850 Chileans were saved from imprisonment or disappearance.

“It’s good for us to be together and lose acceptance, so I say this for the family, but I also believe that the moment of emotion that overcomes us is all of us, which once again surprised the Mexican. warmth, for the generosity of Mexico, for solidarity for its open doors, for its doctrine of accepting those who risk their lives and because we will never forget the action of the former ambassador Gonzalo Martínez Corbalá , who personally took care of gathering as many as he could and was able to open its doors.

“I want to comment that almost 500 or more people came to this embassy, ​​to these walls, to this land, and more than 350 people went to the chancellery. In other words, more than 850 people were saved, released from prison, from torture, maybe even lost, thanks to the action of Martínez Corbalá, they did not forget it.

Gabriel Boric described Senator Isabel Allende Bussi as an “ambassador of the resistance” during the Pinochet dictatorship and assured that the legacy of Salvador Allende still lives on and is passed on from generation to generation.

He highlighted the help provided by Mexico on the same night of the coup, condemned the events and provided asylum facilities – in addition to the family of President Allende – to any Chilean who needed help.

Meanwhile, Alicia Barcena, Secretary of Foreign Relations (SRE), recalled the actions of Ambassador Gonzalo Martínez Corbalá, who opened the Mexican doors to all Chileans who had to leave the country.

“Gonzalo Martínez Corbalá opened the doors to the Chileans and the start of that exodus has a date and time because it was minutes after two in the afternoon on Sunday, September 16, when he landed, in 1973, when the plane landed at Airport Mexico City International, it is a DC-9 called Sinaloa, from Aeroméxico, a flight ordered by President Echeverría, with 90 passengers, which are precisely: Isabel Allende, Hortensia Bussi de Allende, Carmen Paz.

In that event, a commemorative plaque of the Chilean exile in Mexico was also opened and where the books “Fraternity between nations. Chilean exile in Mexico” and “My house is your house. Remembering Chile’s exile in Mexico 50 years after the coup.


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