Sunday, October 1, 2023

Emotional vigil of women in front of La Moneda during September 11

In silence, dressed in black and with candles in hand, a crowd of women walked this Sunday night outside the Palacio de La Moneda, as part of “Never+ bombed democracy”, a vigil called by more of 50 civil society organizations and after. right, as part of the activities to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Coup d’état.

Among those present were the Minister of Cultures, Arts and Heritage, Carolina Arredondo, and the Undersecretary of Cultures and the Arts, Noela Salas.

“The important thing about participating in the various activities held these days is that those present share the common feeling of unrestrained defense of memory and democracy, which harms the acts of violence that mark in Chile on September 11, 1973,” said Minister Carolina Arredondo.

In addition, she added that “the possibility of sharing this emotional walk with all the women present, in a respectful, simultaneous silence, is an opportunity to meet, embrace and strengthen each other tirelessly than before.”

This Sunday, before the commemoration, the Secretary of State attended the inauguration of “Photojournalism and dictatorship: Brazil 1964 / Chile 1973” at noon, at the Museum of Memory. The exhibition contains the photographs of the historic Brazilian photojournalist Evandro Texeira, who just 10 days after the Coup d’état entered Chile as a correspondent for the printed media Jornal do Brasil, the most important of the time in that country .

The exhibition combines images of the bombed La Moneda Palace, the National Stadium as a detention center and an unpublished record of the death of Pablo Neruda, after the journalist had exclusive access to the poet’s family environment.

During the afternoon, Minister Carolina Arredondo was also at the commemorative ceremony “50 Years of Chilean exile in Mexico”, which was held at the residence of the Mexican Embassy in Chile.

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