“History is ours and it is made by people“. Senator Isabel Allende, daughter of President Salvador Allende, preceded President Gabriel Boric’s speech in La Moneda, recalling the events that took place on this day 50 years ago. He paid tribute to Allende’s companions during the bombing, and especially to his mother, Hortensia Bussi, who did not forget his father’s last hug, his eternal love, and emphasized that “the strength his message never ceases to amaze us. .their unwavering hope and that social processes do not stop at repression or crime.”
“The recent experience of Unidad Popular represents a profound transformation of social justice towards democracy, pluralism and freedom through institutional means. What happened in Chile became part of the history of millions of citizens who felt challenged and mobilized in many ways, Allende encouraged. That’s why we say, Allende went around Chile and Allende remembers Chile,” said Senator Allende in an emotional speech that brought tears to his eyes as well as Defense Minister Maya Fernández, the President’s youngest granddaughter. Allende and nephew of the PS legislator. .
In this sense, Senator Allende emphasized that the mission that his father left them in La Moneda was personified by his mother, Hortensia “Tencha” Bussi, who had “the conviction that he could only overcome his own physical limitations, that released that extraordinary. to denounce the abuses of human rights in Chile and to call the countries to support Chile, to recover democracy, to keep the legacy of my father alive, but also to unite the divided that Chilean exile.”
“We want to pay a heartfelt tribute to Tencha and I want to remember and pay tribute to those who in different ways decided not to remain indifferent and take action,” added Senator Isabel Allende.
The daughter of President Allende testified that in Chile and in the world an infinite humanitarian chain of solidarity was created to help those who suffered violations of their rights. And he appreciated “a wave of courageous actions to maintain dignity and not succumb to panic.”
Isabel Allende thanked the foreign guests for their presence to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Coup d’état in Chile and stated: “The problems of democracy can never lead to violence, the destruction of institutions and the persecution and extermination of people who think differently”.